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Les mythes gréco-romains ou la force de l'imaginaire

Les récits de la construction de soi et du monde

Joël Thomas
Academia-L'Harmattan, 2017


Achille, Énée, Ulysse continuent à nous parler les bandes dessinées, les films, les séries télévisées l'attestent. Pourquoi les mythes résistent-ils au temps qui passe, comme une nappe profonde qui J continue d'irriguer notre imaginaire, par-delà les strates des périodes historiques ? Tout récemment, les avancées des neurosciences ont permis de constater que voir et imaginer activent les mêmes zones de notre cerveau. À travers ses récits, le mythe peut alors se définir comme une mise en miroir des dynamismes organisateurs de l'imaginaire humain: quand nous imaginons les héros grecs et romains, c'est nous-mêmes qui nous mettons enjeu. Ce livre suit cette genèse et cette élaboration à travers les figures et les aventures héroïques, avant d'élargir notre propos vers l'esquisse d'une grammaire universelle des mythes.

Comprendre le mythe, c'est le faire sien, et guérir.

The Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Reception

A Companion
Edited by Marco Fantuzzi and Christos Tsagalis
Cambridge University Press


The poems of the Epic Cycle are assumed to be the reworking of myths and narratives which had their roots in an oral tradition predating that of many of the myths and narratives which took their present form in the Iliad and the Odyssey. The remains of these texts allow us to investigate diachronic aspects of epic diction as well as the extent of variation within it on the part of individual authors - two of the most important questions in modern research on archaic epic. They also help to illuminate the early history of Greek mythology. Access to the poems, however, has been thwarted by their current fragmentary state. This volume provides the scholarly community and graduate students with a thorough critical foundation for reading and interpreting them.

Introduction: Kyklos, the Epic Cycle and Cyclic poetry Marco Fantuzzi and Christos Tsagalis

Part I Approaches to the Epic Cycle
1 Coming adrift: The limits of reconstruction of the cyclic poems
Jonathan Burgess

2 Oral traditions, written texts, and questions of authorship
Gregory Nagy

3 The Epic Cycle and oral tradition
John M. Foley (†) and Justin Arft

4 The formation of the Epic Cycle
Martin L. West

5 Motif and source research: Neoanalysis, Homer, and Cyclic epic
Wolfgang Kullmann

6 Meta-Cyclic epic and Homeric poetry
Margalit Finkelberg

7 Language and meter of the Epic Cycle
Alberto Bernabé

8 Narrative techniques in the Epic Cycle
Antonios Rengakos

9 Wit and irony in the Epic Cycle
David Konstan

10 The Trojan War in early Greek art
Thomas H. Carpenter

Part II Epics
11 Theogony and Titanomachy
Giambattista D'Alessio

12 Oedipodea
Ettore Cingano

13 Thebaid
José B. Torres-Guerra

14 Epigonoi
Ettore Cingano

15 Alcmeonis
Andrea Debiasi

16 Cypria
Bruno Currie

17 Aethiopis
Antonios Rengakos

18 Ilias parva
Adrian Kelly

19 Iliou Persis
Patrick J. Finglass

20 Nostoi
Georg Danek

21 Telegony
Christos Tsagalis

Part III The Fortune of the Epic Cycle in the Ancient World
22 Rhe aesthetics of sequentiality and its discontents
Marco Fantuzzi

23 The Epic Cycle, Stesichorus, and Ibycus
Maria Noussia Fantuzzi

24 Pindar's Cycle
Ian Rutherford

25 Tragedy and the Epic Cycle
Alan H. Sommerstein

26 The Hellenistic reception of the Epic Cycle
Evina Sistakou

27 Running rings round Troy: Recycling the ‘Epic Circle‘ in Hellenistic and Roman Art
Michael Squire

28 Virgil and the Epic Cycle
Ursula Gärtner

29 Ovid and the Epic Cycle
Gianpiero Rosati

30 Statius' Achilleid and the Cypria
Charles McNelis

31 The Epic Cycle and the ancient novel
David F. Elmer

32 The Epic Cycle and imperial Greek epic
Silvio Bär and Manuel Baumbach

Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture

Georgia Petridou
Oxford University Press


In ancient Greece epiphanies were embedded in cultural production and employed by socio-political elite in both perpetuating pre-existing power structures and constructing new ones. This volume is the first comprehensive survey of the history of divine epiphany as presented in the literary and epigraphic narratives of the Greeks-speaking world. It demonstrates that divine epiphanies not only reveal what the Greeks thought about their gods; they tell us just as much about the preoccupations, the preconceptions, and the assumptions of ancient Greek religion and culture. In doing so, it explores the deities who were prone to epiphany and the contexts in which they manifested themselves, as well as the functions (narratives and situational) they served, addressing the cultural specificity of divine morphology and mortal-immortal interaction. Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture re-establishes epiphany as a crucial mode in Greek religious thought and practice, underlines its centrality in Greek cultural production, and foregrounds its impact on both the political and the societal organization of the ancient Greeks.

The cup of song

Studies on poetry and the symposion

Edited by Vanessa Cazzato, Dirk Obbink and Enrico Emanuele Prodi
Oxford University Press


The symposion is arguably the most significant and well-documented context for the performance, transmission, and criticism of archaic and classical Greek poetry, a distinction attested by its continued hold on the poetic imagination even after its demise as a performance setting. The Cup of Song explores the symbiotic relationship of poetry and the symposion throughout Greek literary history, considering the latter both as a literal performance context and as an imaginary space pregnant with social, political, and aesthetic implications.

This collection of essays by an international group of leading scholars illuminates the various facets of this relationship, from Greek literature's earliest beginnings through to its afterlife in Roman poetry, ranging from the Near Eastern origins of the Greek symposion in the eighth century to Horace's evocations of his archaic models and Lucian's knowing reworking of classic texts. Each chapter discusses one aspect of sympotic engagement by key authors across the major genres of Greek poetry, including archaic and classical lyric, tragedy and comedy, and Hellenistic epigram; discussions of literary sources are complemented by analysis of the visual evidence of painted pottery. Consideration of these diverse modes and genres from the unifying perspective of their relation to the symposion leads to a characterization of the full spectrum of sympotic poetry that retains an eye to both its shared common features and the specificity of individual genres and texts.

Authors: Oswyn Murray, Ewen Bowie, Gauthier Liberman, Giovan Battista D'Alessio, Lucia Athanassaki, Guy Hedreen, Ralph M. Rosen, Deborah T. Steiner, Vanessa Cazzato, Renaud Gagné, Alexander Sens, Gregory O. Hutchinson
(12 articles)

Europa und der Stier oder der Brautraub des Zeus

Die Entführung Europas in den Darstellungen der griechischen und römischen Antike

Konrad Heldmann
Hypomnemata Band 204


Die Entführung Europas gilt heute als eines der Liebesabenteur, mit denen Zeus seine Gattin Hera zu betrügen pflegte. Konrad Heldmann kann jedoch zeigen, dass sie in der Antike als Brautraub mit dem Ziel einer EheschlieBung galt. Dadurch erscheinen die Erzählungen darüber in ganz neuem Licht. Insbesondere wird die Europa-Ode des Horaz dem Verständnis des modernen Lesers zum ersten Mal erschlossen.

Homer's allusive art

Bruno Currie
Oxford Universiy Press


What kind of allusion is possible in a poetry derived from a centuries-long oral tradition, and what kind of oral-derived poetry are the Homeric epics? Comparison of Homeric epic with South Slavic heroic song has suggested certain types of answers to these questions, yet the South Slavic paradigm is neither straightforward in itself nor necessarily the only pertinent paradigm: Augustan Latin poetry uses many sophisticated and highly self-conscious techniques of allusion which can, this book contends, be suggestively paralleled in Homeric epic, and some of the same techniques of allusion can be found in Near Eastern poetry of the third and second millennia BC.

By attending to these various paradigms, this challenging study argues for a new understanding of Homeric allusion and its place in literary history, broaching the question of whether there can have been historical continuity in a poetics of allusion stretching from the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh, via the Iliad and Odyssey, to the Aeneid and Metamorphoses, despite the enormous disparities of time and place and of language and culture, including those represented by the cuneiform tablet, the papyrus roll, and an oral performance culture. The fundamental methodological problems are explored through a series of interlocking case studies, treating of how the Odyssey conceivably alludes to the Iliad and also to earlier poetry on Odysseus' homecoming, the Iliad to earlier poetry on the Ethiopian hero Memnon, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter to earlier poetry on Hades' abduction of Persephone and early Greek epic to Mesopotamian mythological poetry, pre-eminently the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh.


List of Tables x
Conventions and Abbreviations xi
How to Use This Book xiv

1. Homer and Allusive Art 1
2. The Homeric Epics and their Forerunners 39
3. The Archaic Hymns to Demeter 79
4. Pregnant Tears and Poetic Memory 105

5. Allusion in Greek and Near Eastern Mythological Poetry 147
I. A Greek Transference: From Aphrodite to Hera 147
II. A Sumerian--Akkadian-Greek Transference: Inanna, Ishtar, Aphrodite 160
III. Mythological Catalogues» Seductions, Plaints in Heaven: Typology or Allusion? 183
IV. The Question of Awareness of Near Eastern Sources 200
V. Consequences for Greek and Near Eastern Poetry 213

6. Epilogue: Traditional Art and Allusive Art 223
Appendix A: Proclus' Summaries of the Cyclical Epics 229
Appendix B: Translation of the Berlin Papyrus (Commentary on the Orphic Hymn to Demeter) 235
Appendix C: Allusive Doublets and Inconcinnities 239
Appendix D: Pindar, the Aethiopis, and Homer 247
Appendix E: Prospective Lamentation 255
Appendix F: Typologically Generated Repetition versus Specific Reprise 259

References 263
Index of Passages 309
General Index 327

Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
serie 5, 2016, 8/2 supplemento

Classe di Lettere e Filosofia
2016, Edizioni della Normale



Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
serie 5, 2016, 8/2

Classe di Lettere e Filosofia
2016, Edizioni della Normale



Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft

Simon M.Zuenelli
LXVIII.Band Juli/Oktober 2015 3./4. Heft
Universität Innsbruck



Rêves d'Europe

Sous la direction de Joanna Nowicki et Luciana Radut-Gaghi
Editions Honoré Champion, 2017


Les soubresauts européens actuels montrent à quel point les notions les plus ancrées peuvent dériver, diviser. Les communautarismes prendre le pas sur le communautaire, les différences sur les aspirations à la paix. Les recréations identitaires de l'après chute du Mur ont crié leur référence à l'Europe, leur ancrage au sein d'une communauté dont elles assumaient les symboles avec une force inouïe. Mémoires, utopies, polyphonie, humanisme... autant de liens complexes structurant l'histoire de nos pays, appelés à redonner un destin commun, de l'Europe des confins à l'Europe de l'ouest.
Pour dépasser la notion d'épreuve commune, les auteurs de ce livre, philosophes, sociologues, politologues et littéraires, souhaitent questionner les rêves, l'imaginaire et les mythes dans la construction d'une Europe comme large espace d'échanges et d'audaces. Dirigé par Joanna Nowicki et Luciana Radut-Gaghi, cet ouvrage veut redonner une perspective d'humanisme et de cultures assumées à notre vision commune européenne, à la fois expansive et régressive, ce double imaginaire, pour reprendre les termes de Jean-François Mattéi, à qui est dédié ce livre.

Stesichorus in Context

Edited by P. J. Finglass and Adrian Kelly
Cambridge University Press, 2015


The sixth-century BC Greek poet Stesichorus was highly esteemed in antiquity; but by about AD 400 his works had been almost completely lost. Over recent decades, the recovery of substantial portions of his poetry has enabled a reassessment of his significance. These essays by leading scholars analyse different aspects of his oeuvre: the relationship between Stesichorus and epic, particularly his response to the Homeric poems; his narrative technique and handling of erotic themes; and his influence and reception in fifth-century Athens, in Hellenistic scholarship and poetry, in the Renaissance, andin poetry today. The volume as a whole - the first such collection dedicated to this author - amply demonstrates the extraordinary creativity and continuing vitality of the poet from Himera.

1 The state of Stesichorean study
P. J. Finglass and Adrian Kelly

Part I Stesichorus and Epic
2 Stesichorus and Homer
Adrian Kelly

3 Stesichorus and the Epic Cycle
Chris Carey

4 Epic, lyric, and lyric epic
M. L. West

Part II Stesichorean poetics

Part III Reception and influence

The Sublime in Antiquity

James I.Porter
Cambridge University Press, 2016


Current understandings of the sublime are focused by a single word ("sublimity") and by a single author ("Longinus"). The sublime is not a word: it is a concept and an experience, or rather a whole range of ideas, meanings, and experiences that are embedded in conceptual and experiential patterns. Once we train our sights on these patterns a radically different prospect on the sublime in antiquity comes to light, one that touches everything from its range of expressions to its dates of emergence, evolution, role in the cultures of antiquity as a whole, and later reception. This book is the first to outline a comprehensive account of the sublime in Greek and Roman poetry, philosophy, and the sciences, in addition to rhetoric and literary criticism. It offers new readings of Longinus with an eye to situating him in a much larger context of reflection on the sublime in antiquity.

Homer on the Gods and Human Virtue

Creating the Foundations of Classical Civilization
Peter J.Ahrensdorf
Davidson College
Cambridge University Press, 2014


This book seeks to restore Homer to his rightful place among the principal figures in the history of political and moral philosophy. Through this fresh and provocative analysis of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Peter J. Ahrensdorf examines Homer's understanding of the best life, the nature of the divine, and the nature of human excellence. According to Ahrensdorf, Homer teaches that human greatness eclipses that of the gods; that the contemplative and compassionate singer ultimately surpasses the heroic warrior in grandeur; and that it is the courageously questioning Achilles, not the loyal Hector or even the wily Odysseus, who comes closest to the humane wisdom of Homer himself. Thanks to Homer, two of the distinctive features of Greek civilization are its extraordinary celebration of human excellence, as can be seen in Greek athletics, sculpture, and nudity, and its singular questioning of the divine, as can be seen in Greek philosophy.


Acknowledgments page ix
Introduction 1
CHAPTER 1: The Theology of Homer 25
CHAPTER 2: Achilles and Hector 73
CHAPTER 3: Achilles and the Limits of Virtue 134
CHAPTER 4: Odysseus and Achilles 198
Bibliography 257
Index 267

Kernos 29, 2016

Revue internationale et pluridisciplinaire de religion grecque antique
Presses universitaires de Liège




Katherine Ann Rask, Devotionalism, Material Culture, and the Personal in Greek Religion
Hanne Eisenfeldt, Life, Death, and a Lokrian Goddess: Revisiting the Nature of Persephone in the Gold Leaves of Magna Graecia
Véronique Dasen, Jeux de l'amour et du hasard en Grèce ancienne
Zoé Pitz, La complexité d'Héraclès, entre Hérodote et les cultes de Thasos
Jan-Mathieu Carbon, James Clackson, Arms and Boy: On the New Festival Calendar from Arkadia
Robert Fabiani, I.Iasos 220 and the Regulations about the Priest of Zeus Megistos: A New Edition
Jan-Mathieu Carbon, The Festival of the Aloulaia, and the Association of the Alouliastai: Notes Concerning the New Inscription from Larissa/Marmarini
Robert Parker, Scott Scullion, The Mysteries of the Goddess of Marmarini

Chroniques des activités scientifiques
Epigraphic Bulletin 2013
Chronique archéologique
Chroniques bibliographiques

Economie et finances publiques des cités Grecques - Volume II

Choix d'articles publiés de 2002 à 2014
Léopold Migeotte
Institut d'études anciennes et médiévales, Université Laval


Ce recueil complète le premier volume paru en 2010. Les trente-deux articles scientifiques publiés entre 2002 et 2014, réunis ici par thèmes, traitent pour la plupart de finances publiques. La dernière section rassemble des textes abordant divers aspects de la vie politique, économique et sociale des cités grecques. Les articles sont reproduits dans leur version originale. Les coquilles et les fautes ont été corrigées, l'orthographe et les renvois internes harmonisés et toutes les références bibliographiques regroupées dans les notes de bas de page. Chaque article est suivi d'un Post-scriptum qui renvoie à d'autres publications, indique des compléments et propose des mises au point, en évitant toutefois de polémiquer sur les questions controversées. Le volume se termine par la bibliographie complète de l'auteur et comporte ses propres index.

Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
serie 5, 2016, 8/1

Classe di Lettere e Filosofia
2016, Edizioni della Normale



Invigilata Lucernis 37

Rivista di scienze dell'antichità e del tardoantico
2015, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro



Gerión 34

Revista de Historia Antigua
Vol. 34,
2016, Universidad Complutense de Madrid



Eikasmos 27/2016

Quaderni bolognesi di Filologia Classica



I. Esegesi e critica testuale

11 M.L. WEST, Odysseus re-routed
25 I. Taida, Authority of the words in manuscripts: a note on H. Horn. Ven. 267
31 F. CONDELLO, Due note archilochee, e una pseudo-archilochea (frr. 8,1, 33, °°328,9 W.2)
57 E. LIVREA, Novità su Saffo nella poesia alessandrina: la chiusa delfr. 31 V. e due letture ellenistiche dell 'ode
73 C. DE STEFANI, Note a frarnmenti euripidei 93 P.J. FINGLASS, The pity of Paris: Cratinus' «Dionysalexandros»
101 R. MAYHEW, Schol. Theocr. 1,34b W. and Aristotle on Od. XVI 176
105 G. PARMEGGIANI, Sulle critiche di Duride di Samo ad Omero (FGrHist 76 F 89) e a Eforo e Teopompo (FGrHist 76 F 1)
121 J. KWAPISZ, Sotades on kings
137 R. ONIGA, Varro Ling. IX 24
143 L. RIVERO GARCIA, Three critical notes on Ovid (Met. XIII 554, 560f., 602)
153 S. SPARAGNA, Il 'ciclo' della clientela nel libro XII degli «Epigrammi» di Marziale (18, 29 [261, 57, 68)
177 V. TAMMARO, Una nota plutarchea (Comp. Ar. et Men. 854d)
179 M. MAGNANI, "Tilfosea l'Erinni"? "Mythographus Homericus», P. Oxy. 4096fr. 10 rr. 14s.
199 D. MONACO, La tradizione manoscritta degli «Apotelesmatica» di Manetone: gli apografi perduti e un codice trascurato di J.A. Fabricius
221 J. REDONDO, Anotaciones crIticas al «Comentario» de [Galeno] al tratado hipocrático «Sobre los humores»
235 A. GUIDA, Giuliano a teatro e un improbahile Patroclo. A proposito di «Misopogon» 351b
241 W. LAPINI, Osservazioni su T. Br. Libr. Add. MS. 37516.1
247 B. PIERI, «Reformare» e «vindicare»: due note alle «Confessiones» (IX 6,14, X 36,58)
263 M. GROSSI, Act. Gur. et Sam. 38 (con una conferma del testo tràdito in Polem. Bas. AP IX 746,3)
275 A. FERRACES RODRIGUEZ, Enmienda textual, prejuicios lingüisticos e historia de la lengua (Isid. Orig. XVII 9,8)
285 L.R. CRESCI, Arist. Po. 1454a 22-31 Psell. Eur. et Georg. Pis. comp. 92-97 Dyck
291 S. KENNEDY, Callimachus in a later context: Michael Choniates
313 J. CAVARZERAN, Gli scolî metrici tricliniani all' "Ippolito" nel Laur. pl. 32,2

II. Storia delta filologia classica

343 S. SCHIRRU, Una 'lettura' rinascimentale di Aristofane. Le note autografe di Janus Cornarius all 'edizione aristofanea di Simon Grynaeus (1532)
371 A. TRAINA, Il rossore di Lucia e il «rubor» di Lavinia (da Virgilio a Manzoni)
375 F. CITTI, Versi greci di Giovanni Pascoli
385 C. NERI, Un Filologo-Rettore: Vittorio Puntoni (Pisa 24.6.1859-Roma 21.3 .1 926)
399 G. MASSIMILLA, Marguerite Yourcenar lettrice dei classici: un Notturno in «Denier du rêve» e le traduzioni dei poeti greci in «La couronne et la lyre»
415 M. CORRADI, Per una ricostruzione dei rapporti tra Gadda e Vogliano attraverso i diari e la corrispondenza inedita
437 H. KUCH, Von einer Weihnachtsfeier in Berlin
443 M. Di MARCO, Ricordo di Agostino Masaracchia

III. Recensioni e schede

IV. Segnalazioni bibliografiche


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