Articles and Essays Curated by the Center for Hellenic Studies

Curated articles are of two kinds: 1) previously published works that the CHS Editorial Board deems worthy of republication; or 2) new works that have been solicited by the CHS Editorial Board. The essays, articles, and lectures listed here have been made available through the generosity of their authors and/or publishers.

Bierl, Anton,
"Der neue Sappho-Papyrus aus Köln und Sapphos Erneuerung. Virtuelle Choralität, Eros, Tod, Orpheus und Musik."
2009 online first edition published under a Creative Commons License 3.0.

Bierl, Anton,
"'Ich aber (sage), das Schönste ist, was einer Liebt': Eine pragmatische Deutung von Sappho Fr. 16 LP/V."
2009 online second edition of an article that originally appeared in Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica, n.s. 74.2 (103), 2003, 91-124. Copyright, Fabrizio Serra editore.

Bierl, Anton,
"Space in Xenophon of Ephesus: Love, Dreams, and Dissemination."
2014 English edition of "Räume im Anderen und der griechische Liebesroman des Xenophon von Ephesos. Träume?" Originally published in German in Mensch und Raum von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart (ed. A. Loprieno) 71–103. Colloquium Rauricum 9. Munich and Leipzig: Saur 2006.

Bultrighini, Ilaria,
"Gli horoi rupestri dell’attica."
Published 2013 as a Center for Hellenic Studies online publication under a Creative Commons License 3.0.

Connor, W. Robert
"Great Expectations: The Expected and the Unexpected in Thucydides and in Liberal Education."
Adapted from a lecture given at the 9th Arthur and Mary Platsis Symposium, which was held on November 7, 2010 at the University of Michigan on the occasion of the retirement of H. Don Cameron. Portions of the text may be quoted without permission provided credit is given. The text is still a work in progress, and it is published in its current form by permission of W. Robert Connor.

Connor, W. Robert
"The Pygmies in the Cage: The Function of the Sublime in Longinus."
Originally published in 2011 by the Teagle Foundation in Literary Study, Measurement, and the Sublime: Disciplinary Assessment (eds. D. Heiland and L. J. Rosenthal) 97–114. Published here by permission of W. Robert Connor. The book and each individual essay are available for pdf download here.

Connor, W. Robert
"We Must Call the Classics before a Court of Shipwrecked Men."
Originally published in 2011 in Classical World 104:483–493. Copyright, W. Robert Connor.

Dué, Casey
"Maneuvers in the Dark of Night: Iliad 10 in the Twenty-First Century."
Originally published in 2011 in Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry (eds. F. Montanari, A. Rengakos, and C. Tsagalis) 165–173. Copyright de Gruyter.

Edmonds, Radcliffe G. III,
"Recycling Laertes' Shroud: More on Orphism and Original Sin."
2008 online first edition published under a Creative Commons License 3.0.

Ferrari, Gloria
"Anthropological Approaches."
Final draft of an essay by the same title published by Oxford University Press in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, edited by Clemente Marconi, 2015, 621-636.

Frame, Douglas,
"Achilles and Patroclus as Indo-European Twins: Homer’s Take."
Forthcoming, in Gemini and the Sacred: Twins and Twinship in Religion and Myth, ed. Kimberley Patton, I.B. Tauris, 2013. Not for quotation or distribution.

Frank M. Snowden Jr., Lectures at Howard University:

  1. I. Hock, Rudolph. 2005. Introduction.
  2. II. Bradley, Keith. 2005. 'The Bitter Chain of Slavery': Reflections on Slavery in Ancient Rome.
  3. III. Burstein, Stanley. 2006. When Greek was an African Language.

Hitch, Sarah,
"Hero Cult in Apollonius Rhodius."
Electronic version of an article originally published 2012 in Gods and Religion in Hellenistic Poetry (edited by M. A. Harder, R. F. Regtuit, and G. C. Wakker) 131-162, Peeters Publishers: Leuven. Copyright, Peeters Publishers.

Marwede, David,
"A Structural Analysis of the Meleagros Myth."
Published here for the first time under a Creative Commons License 3.0.  Based on a report for a seminar directed by Gregory Nagy and held at the Johns Hopkins University in the fall semester of 1973.

Muellner, Leonard,
"Grieving Achilles."
Originally published in Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry, eds. F. Montanari, A. Rengakos, Ch. Tsagalis, 197-220. Copyright, de Gruyter, 2012.

Muellner, Leonard,
"The Simile of the Cranes and Pygmies: A Study of Homeric Metaphor."
Originally published in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Vol. 93 (1990), pp. 59-101. Copyright, Harvard University Department of Classics.

Nagy, Gregory,
See Short Writings, Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Click here for a comprehensive list of online short writings, listed in alphabetical order.

Parry, Milman,
"Studies in the Epic Technique of Oral Verse-Making: I. Homer and Homeric Style."
Originally published in 1930 in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 41:73–148. Published here under a Creative Commons License 3.0

Parry, Milman,
"Studies in the Epic Technique of Oral Verse-Making: II. The Homeric Language as the Language of an Oral Poetry."
Originally published in 1932 in Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 43:1-50 Published here under a Creative Commons License 3.0

Rousseau, Philippe,
"The Plot of Zeus."
Originally published as "L'intrigue de Zeus," in Europe 79 (no. 865, May 2001) 120-158, this online edition has been translated into English by Emily Schurr. Copyright, Europe/JSSP. For more from the publisher, visit

Woodard, Roger D.,
"Dialectal Differences at Knossos."
Originally published in Kadmos 25 (1986) 49–74, published online by permission of the author.

Woodard, Roger D.,
"Further Thoughts on Linear B po-re-napo-re-si, and po-re-no-."
Second, extended edition of a work that originally appeared in Classical Inquiries 2018.02.04. Published here by permission of the author.