This section of the Classics@ site is devoted to new and developing scholarship. It allows for a “pre-publication”: a way for scholars at any stage of career to share their research even before it goes through a formal publication process. The purpose of pre-publication is twofold: one, to get new ideas and work available to the public in a timely way, and two, to have a forum for a wider range of feedback that will in turn aid in the formal peer review process. With that second purpose in mind, we hope to expand this section in the near future to include discussion boards for dialogue between authors and readers. In the meantime, feedback and submissions for First Drafts@Classics@ should be sent to the CHS Executive Editors: Casey Dué (email@example.com) and Mary Ebbott (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The First Drafts are listed in order of publication, with the most recent first.
David A. Beardsley, "The Journey Back To Where You Are: Homer’s Odyssey as Spiritual Quest," April 17, 2017.
Marco Fantuzzi, "How to Divinize a Mortal and (Try) Not to Offend the Gods: Pseudo-Euripides, Rhesus 342–387," December 26, 2016.
Balim Barutcu, "On Poetry: A Capsule of Consciousness, Reality and History," November 20, 2016.
Nina Beguš, "A Tale from the Silk Road: A Philological Account of The Painter and the Mechanical Maiden," August 11, 2016.
Jackie Modesett, "The Transformation and Transmission of the Immediate," August 8, 2016.
Cecily Cai, "The Fall of a Family: Tracing the Aristotelian Model of Catastrophe in Dream of the Red Chamber and Buddenbrooks," July 25, 2016.
Ilana Freedman, "Re-Narrativizing the Visual: Poetic Ekphrasis in Modernist Distortion of Myth," May 11, 2016.
Aldo Paolo Bottino, "The Adverb ἀνδρακάσ and the Composition of the Odyssey," March 16, 2016.
Aldo Paolo Bottino, "The Phȃros of Laertes: Weaving the Fabric of Epic," October 7, 2015.
Vincent T. Ciaramella, "Message of Fire: An examination of the distances between the signal fires lit to announce the fall of Troy and determining if the relay system could work as found in the play Agamemnon by Aeschylus," June 15, 2015.
Vincent T. Ciaramella, "The Persistent Myth of the Existence of Homer in Mainstream History," May 7, 2015.
Aldo Paolo Bottino, "The Trees of Laertes: an Epic Environment of Nóstos," October 28, 2014.
Tyler Flatt, "Grief and Counterfactual Parallels in Homeric Narrative," August 30, 2011.
A. S. W. Forte, "Speech from Tree and Rock: Recovery of a Bronze Age Metaphor," August 22, 2011.
Amy Koenig, "Homeric Accentuation: A Comparative Study of the Bankes Papyrus and Other Roman Papyri," August 18, 2011.
Emily Schurr, "Recreating the Creation: Reading between the Lines in the Proem of the Iliad," July 25, 2011.
Christos Strubakos, "Iliadic Lion Similies: Rethinking Heroic Greatness," July 25, 2011.
Alexis Pinchard, "Du hieros logos à la raison: vertus d'un détour par l'Inde," third edition, March 28, 2011 (second edition published October 27, 2009; first edition April 14, 2009).
Smaro Nikolaidou-Arabatzi, "Time and Space in Euripides’ Choral Odes.?The Technique of Choral Projections," September 9, 2010.
Egidia Occhipinti, "Aristotele, Teopompo e la politica macedone," June 17, 2010.
Steven M. Berry, "Vico's Homer and the "Oral Versus Written" Dilemma," May 11, 2010.
Sean Signore, "Andromache as Maenadic Warrior," April 5, 2010.
Claire Jacqmin, "Woman between the Tyrant and the Polis: the Role of Women in Tyrannical Regimes," April 5, 2010.
Sarah Lannom, "Isthmian 8: Binding, Exchange, and Politics," March 22, 2010.
Sergios Paschalis, "The Dioscuri in Pindar’s Nemean 10, Theocritus’ Idyll 22 and Ovid’s Fasti 5.693-720: Cattle, Brides, and Strife," February 18, 2010.
Guy Smoot, "A Commentary on Pindar’s Olympian Ode II," February 17, 2010.
Dan Bertoni, i, "Τύχη in Pindar," February 4, 2010.
Emrys Bell-Schlatter, "Pythian 1: A Brief Commentary," January 27, 2010.
Daniele Iozzia, "Ragioni e fortuna della metafora dello scolpire?in Plotino, Enn. I 6 (1) 9, 6-15," January 6, 2010.
Alexander Loney, "Victims of the Gods’ Vengeance," excerpted from Homeric Tisis: Narrative Revenge and the Poetics of Justice in the Odyssey (Ph. D. Dissertation, Duke University), September 28, 2009.
Pascale Brillet-Dubois, "Astyanax and the Athenian War Orphans. Challenging war Ideology in Euripides' Trojan Women," August 12, 2009.
Stephen Quinlan, "Running from Olympia to the Isles of the Blessed. Sacrifice, Athleticism and Cosmology in a Panhellenic Cult," August 12, 2009.
David Mirhady, "Odyssey 18.130-42: The Poem's Programmic Passage?" April 3, 2009.
Guy Smoot. "The Mitoses of Achilles." February 1, 2008.
The initial publication of images of three Homeric Manuscripts from the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana is now online. Introduction by Christopher Blackwell, Casey Dué, Mary Ebbott, and Neel Smith. October 26, 2007.
Casey Dué and Mary Ebbott, "Oral Poetics and the Homeric Doloneia," July 11, 2007.
Yannick Durbec, "Callimaque Aitia Fr. 26 (Pfeiffer) et la tradition rhapsodique," August 28, 2006.
Benjamin Woodring, "Trajectories of Things: Spears, Arrows, and Agency in Ancient Greek Epic Poetry," August 28, 2006.
Sarah Shelton Hitch, King of Sacrifice: Ritual and Authority in the Iliad, Chapter 4, June 22, 2006.