This series publishes studies on Ancient Greek and Latin literature in the form of monographs, edited collaborative volumes, and commentaries. The editors encourage new approaches in familiar fields, as well as studies of neglected texts and topics. Quality is assured by strict peer review, and rigorous editorial control. Authors and editors of the titles published to date include some of the leaders in their field, as well as promising younger scholars.
Philip Hardie is a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Honorary Professor of Latin Literature in the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Virgil’s Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium (Oxford, 1986); The Epic Successors of Virgil: A Study in the Dynamics of a Tradition (Cambridge, 1993); Virgil: Aeneid Book IX (Cambridge, 1994); Ovid’s Poetics of Illusion (Cambridge, 2002); Lucretian Receptions: History, The Sublime, Knowledge (Cambridge, 2009); Rumour and Renown: Representations of Fama in Western Literature (Cambridge, 2012); The Last Trojan Hero: A Cultural History of Virgil’s Aeneid (London- New York, 2014); and Ovidio Metamorfosi, vol.vi, libri xiii-xv (Mondadori, Rome 2015). Professor Hardie is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ovid (Cambridge, 2002); Paradox and the Marvellous in Augustan Literature and Culture (Oxford, 2009); and Augustan Poetry and the Irrational (Oxford, 2016). He is also co-editor (with Alessandro Barchiesi and Stephen Hinds) of Ovidian Transformations: Essays on Ovid’s Metamorphoses and its Reception (Cambridge, 1999); (with S. Gillespie) of The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius (Cambridge, 2007); and (with Helen Moore) of Classical Literary Careers and their Reception (Cambridge, 2010). He is a General Editor of Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics, and a Fellow of the British Academy.
Stratis Kyriakidis is Emeritus Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Thessaloniki and Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds. His is the author of Roman Sensitivity: A Contribution to the Study of the Artistic Receptiveness and Creativity of the Romans (146-31B.C.) (Thessaloniki, 1986) [in Greek]; Narrative Structure and Poetics in the Aeneid: The Frame of Book 6 (Bari, 1998); and Catalogues of Proper Names in Latin Epic Poetry: Lucretius - Virgil - Ovid, Pierides I (Newcastle upon Tyne, 2007). He is the co-editor (with Francesco De Martino) of Middles in Latin Poetry (Bari, 2004) and of Libera Fama: An Endless Journey (Pierides VI, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016). His publications mainly focus on Latin literature of the late Republican and Augustan periods, on Manilius’ Astronomica and on the Latin centos.
Antonis K. Petrides is Associate Professor of Classics at the Open University of Cyprus, where he has been teaching since 2007. He studied Classics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and also read Classics at Trinity College, University of Cambridge (MPhil and PhD). His studies were funded by the Greek National Scholarship Foundation (IKY), the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the British Academy, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Antonis’ research interests lie mainly in the field of Greek and Roman drama (particularly postclassical performance), Hellenistic literature (mainly of the ‘comic mode’: mimiamb, epic and philosophical parody, etc.), and Greek physiognomics. He is also interested in reception studies (mainly the reception of ancient Greek drama in modern Greek literature), the theory and practice of long-distance adult learning, and the didactics of ancient Greek language and literature in secondary education. Prominent among his recent and forthcoming publications is the monograph Menander, New Comedy and the Visual (CUP 2014), and the volumes Greek Tragedy after the Fifth Century (CUP, forthcoming 2018) co-edited with V. Liapis, Debating with the Eumenides: Aspects of the Reception of Greek Tragedy in Modern Greece (Pierides VII, CSP, forthcoming 2018), co-edited with V. Liapis and M. Pavlou, and New Perspectives on Postclassical Comedy (Pierides II, CSP 2010) co-edited with S. Papaioannou. He has also edited an Introduction to the History of Cyprus (with G. Kazamias and E. Koumas; Nicosia: Open University of Cyprus 2013), and the proceedings of an OUC conference on the reception of ancient myth (with S. Efthymiadis, Athens: Ion Publications 2015). Currently, he is preparing a new commentary on Menander’s play Dyskolos for OUP.
“Cambridge Scholarly Publishing's series, Pierides, Studies in Greek and Latin Literature, has already produced five excellent books on a range of topics, including both monographs and collective volumes. The international connections of its prestigious editorial team mean that it can draw in a number of high-grade projects world-wide, presenting outstanding work at the cutting edge of contemporary work in classics. It is an excellent resource which is much valued by the world of classical scholarship.”
—Stephen Harrison, Professor of Latin Literature, Oxford University
“At a time when scholarly publishing can be painfully slow, and editorial standards sometimes wanting, the Pierides series of Cambridge Scholars Publishing fills a real need. The volumes in the series (one of which I was privileged to co-edit) cover a broad range of subjects, from catalogues and comedy to characterization and philosophical poetry, but all combine rigorous philology with imaginative new approaches. I congratulate the series editors for their good work.”
—David Konstan, Professor of Classics, New York University
"Kyriakidis has laid the foundation for a history of name catalogues in classical epic"
- Professor Alastair Fowler