Classics@25: Γέρα: Studies in honor of Professor Menelaos Christopoulos

  Papachrysostomou, Athina, Andreas P. Antonopoulos, Alexandros-Fotios Mitsis, Fay Papadimitriou, and Panagiota Taktikou, eds. 2023. “Γέρα: Studies in honor of Professor Menelaos Christopoulos." Special issue, Classics@ 25.

Reflecting on a distinguished academic career marked by scholarly rigor, intellectual passion, and unwavering dedication to the field of Classical Studies, the editors and the contributors of this volume pay tribute to our distinguished colleague and dear friend Menelaos Christopoulos upon his retirement, following the International Conference that was held in his honor at the University of Patras in June 2023. As he gracefully concludes his eminent career as Full Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, it is with profound admiration and deep appreciation that we present him with this honorary volume, celebrating his remarkable contributions to the study, preservation, and dissemination of ancient Greek language, texts, and culture.

– From the Editorial Note

Table of Contents

  1. An Editorial Tribute to Professor Menelaos Christopoulos, with Bibliography
    Athina Papachrysostomou (University of Patras)
  2. Tabula Gratulatoria
  3. Humbaba, Polyphemus, Cacus, and Grendel as a ‘Monster’ Type
    Jonathan Burgess (University of Toronto)
  4. Briseis and Andromache Enslaved: Sleeping with the Enemy in Greek and Roman Epic
    William M. Owens (Ohio University)
  5. Boreas, Hypnos, Thanatos, and the deaths of Sarpedon in the Iliad
    Ariadni Gartziou-Tatti (University of Ioannina)
  6. The Song of the Bed Revisited
    Olga Levaniouk (University of Washington)
  7. Multi-layered Mentoring in the Odyssey
    Nancy Felson (University of Georgia)
  8. Folklore and Magic at Odyssey 4.271–289
    Anna Potamiti (University of Patras)
  9. Navigating an Archaic Era Sailing Ship: Basic Guidelines for a Helmsman
    Constantine Antypas (independent scholar)
  10. Palamedes and Letters: A Hero and Martyr in the Trojan War
    Françoise Létoublon (Grenoble Alpes University)
  11. The ‘New’ Sanctuary of Despotiko (Paros): Interdisciplinarity at Work
    Giuseppe Zanetto (University of Milan)
  12. Heracles and Busiris
    George W. M. Harrison (Carleton University)
  13. Pandora, Αthena, the Kekropides, and the Erechtheides: Female Duality in Athenian Myth and Cult
    Flora P. Manakidou (Democritus University of Thrace)
  14. The role of contraries in the ‘Orphic life’
    Spyridon Rangos (University of Patras)
  15. Aeschylus’ Amymone and the mythos of the Satyric Drama
    Smaro Nikolaidou-Arampatzi (Democritus University of Thrace)
  16. On the eclipse of Ajax as a most eligible suitor of Helen
    Gregory Nagy (Harvard University)
  17. Power and Paradox in Sophocles’ Antigone
    Malcolm Davies (University of Oxford)
  18. Sophocles’ Ajax as the Iliadic Achilles in the Extreme: Part 1. An Excessive Pursuit of the Heroic timê: The Dishonored and Raging Hero
    Efimia Karakantza (University of Patras)
  19. The Parodos of Euripides’ Cretans (fr. 472 Kannicht) between an Amalgam of Epichoric Mystic Experience and Dionysian Metatheatricality
    Anton Bierl (University of Basel)
  20. Euripides and His Use of Images of Local Athenian Myths
    Marion Meyer (University of Vienna)
  21. Confinement and Release in the Bacchae
    Spyros Syropoulos (University of the Aegean)
  22. ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΑΡΙCΤΟΦΑΝΙΖΩΝ: An Unnoticed Euripidean Motif in Aristophanes
    James Diggle (University of Cambridge)
  23. Aristophanes’ Knights and Fifth-Century Political Rhetoric
    Costas Apostolakis (University of Crete)
  24. Aristophanes’ “Oresteia”: An Unnoticed Silence in the Frogs
    Pavlos Sfyroeras (Middlebury College)
  25. Making the Case for the Oligarchs’ Amnesty: A Close Reading of Aristophanes Frogs 686–705
    Athina Papachrysostomou (University of Patras)
  26. Socrates and the Riddle of Simonides
    James Andrews (Ohio University)
  27. Women in Homicide Cases
    Eleni Volonaki (University of the Peloponnese)
  28. Reading Notes on Theocritus’ Idyll 7
    Paolo B. Cipolla (University of Catania)
  29. Spartan Nauarchs of the 390s: Xenophon, Diodorus, and the Naval War
    Antonis Tsakmakis (University of Cyprus)
  30. Little Kottalos and the moon of Akeses: On Herodas’ Didaskalos (Mimiamb 3)
    Andreas P. Antonopoulos (University of Ioannina)
  31. ‘…make these drugs of mine as potent as those of Circe…’: Fatal Women from Myth to Magic
    Athanassia Zografou (University of Ioannina)
  32. Philip of Thessalonica, a Dexterous Weaver of Words: A Self-referential Reading of Anthologia Palatina 6.247
    Maria Plastira-Valkanou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  33. The Heroic Body as a Site of Contestation: Polemo’s Declamations Εἰς Κυναίγειρον καὶ Καλλίμαχον
    Katerina Oikonomopoulou (University of Patras)
  34. Alexander and Demosthenes Side by Side, and Angry Plato: Integrative Dream Art of Aelius Aristides
    Natasha Bershadsky (Harvard University and University of Bonn)
  35. Notes on Phrenitis in Galen and Sextus Empiricus
    George Kazantzidis (University of Patras)
  36. Libanius Declamatio 27 (The Morose Man and his Son): Misanthropy and the Polemics of Laughter
    Antonis K. Petrides (Open University of Cyprus)
  37. Four Representational Perspectives on Divine Intervention in Greek Paganism and the Gospels of the New Testament
    Michael Lipka (University of Patras)
  38. Violence against women urbi et orbi
    Angeliki Syrkou (University of Patras)