Volume 21

To Make a Wooden Horse

Ioannis Doukas, NUI Galway In my paper, I focus on the Wooden Horse tradition, whose earliest known narrative representations were included in two poems of the Epic Cycle, the Little Iliad and the Sack of Troy, attributed respectively, in the majority of sources, to Lesches and Arctinus and presumably dated… Read more

Akamas at Synnada

Christos Aristopoulos, University of Cyprus As a part of my research on Hadrian’s Panhellenion, [1] a league of Greek cities under the Roman Empire, I noticed the very strange case of the city member of Synnada and the local cult of the hero Akamas, son… Read more

Preface to Penthesilea, the Poem

Tjaden Lotito, Western Colorado University in Gunnison I have long had an interest in the mystery of ancient nomadic consciousness. It is fascinating to contemplate how different the consciousness of pre-literate people would have been from our own. The technology of writing has had an irreversible effect on human cognition… Read more

Agamemnon’s Corselet in the Light of Cypriote Myth

Maria Papaioannou Prompted by the Iliad’s mention of Kinyras, the mythical king of Cyprus, in 11.20-23, I set out to examine a possible case of intertextuality between the Homeric Iliad and the Cyclic mytho-poetic tradition of the Kypria, which has been variously associated with the island of Cyprus. I am… Read more