Research

Jacques A. Bromberg
September, 2019
Greek Language and Literature, Reception Studies | Conference Presentation

Resumen: El cuento de la mujer que se venga de un marido infiel o abusivo al asesinar a sus hijos es una leyenda que cruza los océanos, las fronteras y los siglos. En la mitología griega, aunque la versión ateniense del mito es el la más famosa, la figura de Medea...

Christina M. Hoenig
June, 2019
Ancient Philosophy and Science, Greek Language and Literature | Book Chapter

This chapter examines Augustine’s polemical agenda in his De consensu evangelistarum 1.35.53 and his De trinitate 4.18.24, passages for which Augustine relies on Cicero’s Latin translation of Plato’s Timaeus 29c3. Hoenig illustrates how, at Cons. ev. 1.35.53, the...

Jacques A. Bromberg
May, 2019
Ancient Philosophy and Science, Greek Language and Literature, Reception Studies | Book Chapter

Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Socrates, edited by Christopher Moore, provides almost unbroken coverage, across three-dozen studies, of 2450 years of philosophical and literary engagement with Socrates – the singular Athenian...

Brooke McLane-Higginson
April, 2019
Ancient Philosophy and Science, Greek Language and Literature | Scholarship

This dissertation argues for reading the myth at the end of Plato’s Phaedo as part of the overall argumentative structure of the dialogue. Using the Toulmin method of argument analysis, I analyze each of Socrates’ proofs for the immortality of the soul, as well as...

Jacques A. Bromberg
April, 2019
Ancient History and Society, Greek Language and Literature | Conference Presentation

This paper continues and expands previous work on peace and sport in the ancient world. There is no more enduring value in today’s global sporting culture than the pursuit of peace. Yet it has long been observed that tension between the International Olympic...

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver E.-J. Graham and A.T. Chamberlain
March, 2019
Art and Archaeology | Journal Article

Os resectum, or “cut bone,” is an obscure Roman funerary rite known primarily from literary sources. To date, archaeological examples have been recovered from Rome, Ostia, Herculaneum, and Pithekoussai, but no cases have been positively identified in the...

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver R.M. Gondek
December, 2018
Art and Archaeology | Book


The Ancient Art of Transformation: Case Studies from Mediterranean Contexts examines instances of human transformation in the ancient and early Christian Mediterranean world by exploring the ways in which art impacts, aids, or provides evidence for physical,...

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver
December, 2018
Art and Archaeology | Book Chapter


Romans of all social classes fervently sought some measure of immortality. Bearing witness to these desires, funerary monuments were constructed as appropriate memorials for the dead. Some were commissioned by the deceased themselves or, in the event no...

D. Mark Possanza Dennis Looney
September, 2018
Latin Language and Literature | Book

Ludovico Ariosto (1474–1533), one of Italy’s greatest poets, was a leading figure of sixteenth-century Italian humanism. After some years working in the household of Cardinal Ippolito d’Este, to whom he dedicated his dazzling romance epic Orlando Furioso (1516),...

Christina M. Hoenig
August, 2018
Ancient Philosophy and Science, Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature | Book

 

This book focuses on the development of Platonic philosophy at the hands of Roman writers between the first century BCE and the early fifth century CE. It discusses the interpretation of Plato's Timaeus by Cicero, Apuleius, Calcidius, and Augustine, and...

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver
July, 2018
Ancient History and Society, Art and Archaeology | Journal Article


Abstract: The contents of 118 inhumation burials (seventh to twelfth centuries CE) excavated at Hacımusalar Höyük (ancient Choma) were studied in order to reconstruct the Byzantine population. Overall, the sample was similar to other Byzantine populations:...

A. J. Korzeniewski Lauren Suppo (A&S '21)
July, 2018
Latin Language and Literature, Religion, Myth and Ritual | Conference Presentation

 

This project looks into representations of the underworld in Greco-Roman antiquity from myth, tragedy, philosophy, and art. It aims to create a comprehensive map of the geography of the underworld, how this picture may have changed overtime, and the...

Christina M. Hoenig
April, 2018
Ancient Philosophy and Science, Latin Language and Literature | Journal Article

 

A New Text of Apuleius: The Lost Third Book of the “De Platone.” By Justin A. Stover. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. [xviii] + 216.

Christina Hoenig (University of Pittsburgh)

Injecting new excitement into...

Medea and her children. House of the Dioscuri. Pompeii, Italy - Museo Archeologico, Naples
Jacques A. Bromberg
April, 2018
Greek Language and Literature, Reception Studies | Public Lecture

 

The legend of the wife and mother who avenges herself on an unfaithful or abusive husband by murdering their children is one that crosses oceans, boundaries and centuries. Even in antiquity, though Euripides’ Athenian treatment of the myth is the most...

Monica Merante
December, 2017
Art and Archaeology | Scholarship

Museum displays can serve to educate and inform the public about various concepts and classes of objects. However, the ways in which these displays present information is typically filtered through selective interpretive lenses that reflect a variety of biases,...

Jacques A. Bromberg
December, 2017
Ancient Philosophy and Science, Greek Language and Literature | Book Chapter

Socrates and the Socratic Dialogue assembles the most complete range of studies on Socrates and the Socratic dialogue. It focuses on portrayals of Socrates, whether as historical figure or protagonist of ‘Socratic dialogues’, in extant and fragmentary texts from...

Hans-Peter Stahl
November, 2017
Latin Language and Literature | Journal Article

The influence the Harvard School has had on my scholarship? Among the questions you ask, this is a challenging one indeed, Professor Hejduk, and it comes at an (in)opportune time: I have recently published a monograph on the Aeneid (Stahl 2016, subtitled a Recovery...

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver
November, 2017
Art and Archaeology | Public Lecture

The scientific study of ancient human remains reveals important information about life in past societies. Based on careful visual inspection, it is possible to determine the age, sex, stature, and state of health of skeletons, while biomolecular analysis of bone can...

Christina M. Hoenig
November, 2017
Ancient Philosophy and Science | Book Chapter

Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity offers a comprehensive account of the ways in which ancient readers responded to Plato, as philosopher, as author, and more generally as a central figure in the intellectual heritage of Classical...

Jacques A. Bromberg
October, 2017
Reception Studies | Book Chapter

This chapter offers a broad survey of nearly fifty Spanish American receptions (in translation, adaptation, and re-performance) of the seven extant plays of Aeschylus since the nineteenth century. The approach is expository and panoptic, rather than interpretive,...

Jacques A. Bromberg
August, 2017
Reception Studies | Conference Presentation

My paper examined the history and rhetoric of the ancient “Olympic truce” (ekecheiria), which aimed at ensuring safe passage for athletes and spectators to and from the festival of Zeus at Olympia. Conceived on the bloody battlefields of the Peloponnesian War, the...

Jacques A. Bromberg Alexandra Cologer, Jonathan Dyer, Sophie Elvin, Reid Frye, Emily Hrynko, Gabrielle Kosobucki, Emma Lange, Tianke Li, Darien Pepple, Elise Pura, Sarah Schilpp, Joy Shon, Natalie Siracusa, Stephen Susa, Sophie Tannenbaum
May, 2017
Art and Archaeology | Project

As part of their presentations in Classics 1610 ("Greek Archaeology"), this year's Pitt in Sicily students created 360° videos at sites around the island. You can view the videos on YouTube by searching "Pitt in Sicily", or simply clicking ...

Mae J. Smethurst
March, 2017
Greek Language and Literature, Reception Studies | Journal Article

A great distance―spatial, temporal, and cultural―stretches between fifth - century BCE Greece and the fourteenth/fifteenth-century CE Japan, when the best-known writers of tragedy(Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides)and of noh(Kan’ami, Zeami, and Zenchiku)created...

Mae J. Smethurst
March, 2017
Reception Studies | Public Lecture

Prof. Smethurst spoke about the history of performances of Greek tragedy in Japan with a focus on the productions of “Trojan Women” and “Medea” by Suzuki Tadashi, Ninagawa Yukio, and Miyagi Satoshi.

Christian Wildberg
February, 2017
Ancient Philosophy and Science | Book Chapter

Proclus (412-485 A.D.) was one of the last official "successors" of Plato at the head of the Academy in Athens at the end of Antiquity, before the school was finally closed down in 529. As a prolific author of systematic works on a wide range of topics and one of...