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ISSN No: 2057-9063
Series Editor(s):
Philip Hardie
Stratis Kyriakidis
Antonis K. Petrides

Series Description

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.

Editor(s) Biography

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,, 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.

Series Titles

Aspects of Orality and Greek Literature in the Roman Empire

Orality was the backbone of ancient Greek culture throughout its different periods. This volume will serve to deepen the reader’s knowledge of how Greek texts circulated during the Roman Empire. The studies included here approach the subject from both a literary and a sociocultural point of view, illuminating the interconnections b...

Catalogues of Proper Names in Latin Epic Poetry

The book consists of two main parts: a) Structure and Contents, b) Catalogues in Context: In the first part the major subject is how a catalogue is organized internally. A number of structural patterns formed since Homer on the basis of the position the names held within the catalogue (density in the middle - spacing in the middle ...

Characterisation in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses

This is the first volume dedicated to the topic of characterisation in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, the Latin novel from the second century CE. The subject has not been ignored in recent scholarship on individual characters in the work, but the lack of an earlier general overview of the topic reflects the general history of scholarship...

Debating with the Eumenides

Modern Greek national and cultural identities consist, to a considerable extent, of clusters of cultural memory, shaped by an ongoing dialogue with the classical past. Within this dialogue between modern Greece and classical antiquity, Greek tragedy takes pride of place. In this volume, ten scholars from Cyprus, Greece, the United ...

Libera Fama

Fame and glory, rumour and reputation have fascinated through the ages. The way in which they are communicated and spread is a topic which impacts our lives on a daily basis and is an important theme in current literature. The ancient world is an ideal arena for the exploration of these issues, being a ‘closed’ period of human hist...

New Perspectives on Postclassical Comedy

PIERIDES II, Series Editors: Philip Hardie and Stratis KyriakidisThe re-emergence of Menander from the landfills of Egypt in the late-19th century and the subsequent discovery of the Bodmer Codex in the 1950s caused a sensation among scholars. After a period in which the primary editing and reconstruction of the substantially prese...

Terence and Interpretation

PIERIDES IVThis volume examines interpretation as the original process of critical reception vis-a-vis Terence’s experimental comedies. The book, which consists of two parts, looks at Terence as both an agent and a subject of interpretation. The First Part (‘Terence as Interpreter’) examines Terence as an interpreter of earlier lit...

The Philosophizing Muse

Despite the Romans’ reputation for being disdainful of abstract speculation, Latin poetry from its very beginning was deeply permeated by Greek philosophy. Philosophical elements and commonplaces have been identified and appreciated in a wide range of writers, but the extent of the Greek philosophical influence, and in particular t...