Issue 1

The Oral Background of the Eddas and Sagas

The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland More than fifty years after the publication of The Singer of Tales the book and the ideas therein still serve as a fresh wind in the textually-oriented field of Old Norse Studies where very few have taken up the issue… Read more

Sappho, Cleon and Eros in Aristophanes’ Knights

About halfway through Aristophanes’ Knights, the play’s two main characters, the Paphlagonian and the Sausage-seller, call out to Demos, who emerges from his door: [1]           ΔΗΜΟΣ τίνες οἱ βοῶντες; οὐκ ἄπιτ᾽ ἀπὸ τῆς θύρας;           τὴν εἰρεσιώνην μου κατεσπαράξατε. 730    τίς, ὦ Παφλαγὼν, ἀδικεῖ σε;… Read more