History of Classical Scholarship https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs <p><em>History of Classical Scholarship</em> (<em>HCS</em>) is an academic journal that sets out to be the first periodical exclusively devoted to the history of the studies on the Greek and Roman world, in a broad and interdisciplinary sense.</p> en-US <p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license"><img style="border-width: 0;" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/80x15.png" alt="Creative Commons License"></a><br>This work is licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence</a>.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Cover and Table of Contents https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/31 <p>Cover, editorial board, and table of contents</p> Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/31 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 A New Journal: Contents, Methods, Perspectives https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/25 <p>Editorial. The inaugural issue of <em>History of Classical Scholarship</em> (<em>HCS</em>): Contents, Methods, Perspectives.</p> Lorenzo Calvelli, Federico Santangelo Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/25 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Conrad Peutinger, Reader of Inscriptions: A Note on the Rediscovery of His Copy of the Epigrammata Antiquae Urbis (Rome, 1521) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/20 <p><em>In this paper Conrad Peutinger’s copy of the </em>Epigrammata Antiquae Urbis<em> (Rome, Jacobus Mazochius, 1521) — which appeared listed in his 1523 library catalog, but was hitherto unknown — is identified as one of the two copies kept at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Peutinger’s marginal annotations in the volume are described and analyzed, and the book is contextualized within the antiquarian literature contained in his library. This case-study sheds new light on one aspect of Peutinger's antiquarianism, which has so far received little attention: his role as receptor, reader and annotator of antiquarian printed books.</em></p> Gerard González Germain Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/20 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 L’épitaphe comme « exemplum virtutis » dans les Macrobies des « antichi eroi et huomini illustri » de Pirro Ligorio (1512 c.–1583) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/14 <p><em>Dans son traité sur les hommes illustres de l’Antiquité, Pirro Ligorio consacre le troisième livre aux personnes ayant vécu longtemps (macrobies)&nbsp;; commen­çant par les peuples légendaires, comme les Éthiopiens, l’antiquaire poursuit son enquête en explorant la vie de personnages mythiques et de héros du passé cités chez des auteurs tels qu’Hérodote, Plutarque, Valère Maxime et Pline l’Ancien, mais aussi celle de personnages contemporains et de nombreuses femmes. Après avoir exposé les raisons de son intérêt pour ces macrobies, Ligorio offre à certaines de ces figures une sorte de «&nbsp;nouvelle vie&nbsp;» à travers un procédé très personnel que je décris dans cet article.</em></p> <p><em>In his treatise on illustrious men from Antiquity, Pirro Ligorio devotes the third volume to the people who lived a long life (</em>macrobii<em>). After an opening section devoted to legendary populations, like the Ethiopians, Ligorio continues his account with mythical and heroic figures quoted in classical authors like Herodotus, Valerius Maximus, Pliny the Elder, and Plutarch, as well as con­temporary characters and a number of women. After setting out the reasons for his interest in these figures, Ligorio offers them a new lease of life through a very distinctive process, which is analysed in this article.</em></p> Ginette Vagenheim Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/14 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Gli Etruschi nella cultura popolare italiana del xix secolo. Le indagini di Charles G. Leland https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/15 <p><em>Charles Godfrey Leland was an American polymath, active during the second half of the 19th century: a journalist, writer, poet, and student of folklore and popular traditions. This article focuses on the latter aspect of his work. Leland wrote two books and several articles in which he asserted to have found traces of ancient Etruscan religion still alive in the Italian countryside, notably in Tuscany. This paper seeks to assess the degree of reliability and significance of Leland’s work against the backdrop of the debates on the role of Etruscans in Italian 19th century popular culture.&nbsp; </em></p> <p><em>Charles Godfrey Leland fu un poligrafo americano, attivo nella seconda metà del diciannovesimo secolo: giornalista, scrittore, poeta, e studioso del folklore e delle tradizioni popolari. Il presente articolo si concentra in particolare su quest’ultimo aspetto. Leland scrisse due libri e alcuni articoli nei quali sostenne di avere scoperto tracce dell’antica religione etrusca nella campagna italiana del suo tempo, particolarmente in Toscana. Questo lavoro tenta di valutare il grado di affidabilità e l’intrinseca rilevanza dell’opera di Leland nel contesto dei dibattiti sul ruolo degli Etruschi nella cultura popolare italiana del XIX secolo.</em></p> Massimiliano Di Fazio Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/15 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 The Legacy of the Drunken Duchess: Grace Harriet Macurdy, Barbara McManus and Classics at Vassar College, 1893–1946 https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/16 <p><em>This paper builds on a monumental biography published by the Ohio State Uni­versity Press in 2017: </em>The Drunken Duchess of Vassar: Grace Harriet Macurdy, Pioneering Feminist Scholar<em>, by the late Barbara McManus. Macurdy (1866–1946), who came from a family without social, economic and educational ad­vantages, joined the Classics faculty at the all-female Vassar College in 1893 after receiving BA and MA degrees from Harvard University’s Radcliffe Annex. Following a year studying in Berlin, she received her PhD from Columbia in 1903, and immediately established herself as an internationally renowned Greek scholar, ultimately publishing two groundbreaking books on ancient women’s history. I will contextualize Macurdy’s life and work by looking at evi­dence beyond the purview of McManus’ book about two of Macurdy’s equally illustrious classics colleagues, who taught with her at Vassar prior to her retirement in 1937 — Elizabeth Hazelton Haight (1872–1964) and Lily Ross Taylor (1886–1969).</em></p> Judith P. Hallett Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/16 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 La lettera di Catilina: Norden, Marchesi, Syme https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/17 <p><em>Una discussione delle principali interpretazioni moderne del testo della lettera di Catilina a Q. Lutazio Catulo nel cap. 35 del </em>Bellum Catilinae<em> di Sallustio e del ruolo che questo testo ebbe nel dibattito sul ruolo dei documenti nella storiografia antica, a partire dalla </em>Antike Kunstprosa <em>di Eduard Norden.</em></p> <p><em>A discussion of the main modern interpretations of the text of Catiline’s letter to Q. Lutatius Catulus in ch. 35 of Sallust’s </em>Bellum Catilinae <em>and of its role in the scholarly debate on the role of documents in ancient historiography. Eduard Norden’s </em>Antike Kunstprosa <em>provides a valuable starting point.</em></p> Luciano Canfora Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/17 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 The Glory and the Grandeur: John Clarke Stobart and the Defence of High Culture in a Democratic Age https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/18 <p><em>J.C. Stobart’s two books, </em>The Glory that was Greece<em>&nbsp;(1911) and&nbsp;</em>The Grandeur that was Rome<em>&nbsp;(1912), were published at the same historical moment as the Loeb Classical Library (1912). Like it they were aimed at a new readership interested in classical antiquity but without Latin or Greek, but adopted very different strategies: the Loebs were small and cheap, while Stobart’s books were monumental, expensive and heavily illustrated volumes. Stobart aimed to provide lucid and approachable texts which commented on their illustrations, while clinging to the traditional view of Classics as a source of eternal value that resisted the change and relativity characteristic of the late nineteenth century. His publisher Frank Sidgwick, son of a celebrated classical teacher, turned from Classics to English literature, and so belonged to a transitional generation in which Latin and Greek were marginalised. Stobart’s two books stood out among contemporary popularising literature as large, expensive and beautifully produced&nbsp;</em>Gesamtkunstwerke<em>.</em></p> Christopher Stray Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/18 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Jules Marouzeau and L’Année philologique: The Genesis of a Reform in Classical Bibliography https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/21 <p><em>In the early twentieth century, bibliography was subject to a large-scale reform effort, spearheaded by institutions such as the League of Nations and the International Institute on Intellectual Cooperation, which attempted to inter­nationalize scientific practices. The French Latinist Jules Marouzeau conceived his newly created bibliography </em>L’Année philologique<em> as a part of that move­ment. The history of the publication’s origins, which should be read in light of Marouzeau</em>’s<em> professional ambitions, provides a new perspective on the scientific rivalry around bibliography, a tool for science and a driver of inter­nationalization.</em></p> Ilse Hilbold Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/21 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 E.R. Dodds’ Lecture Notes on Hesiod’s Works and Days https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/22 <p><em>This article offers the text of a lecture on Hesiod’s&nbsp;</em>Works and Days<em>&nbsp;</em><em>written by Eric Robertson Dodds, along with transcriptions of the extensive marginalia he wrote in his copy of Frederick A. Paley’s edition of the poems. The pages provide an insight into Dodds’ thinking about the poet, reflected in his published work. They also show the style of Dodds’ work on both philological detail and broader themes, his skill as a translator, and the intellectual climate of discussion of Hesiod in the mid-twentieth century (before the landmark editions of Martin L. West). Extensive discussion is added to Dodds’ notes to show how this newly discovered lecture fits into the history of scholarship on the poet.</em></p> Ben Cartlidge Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/22 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 An Overseas Look at British Scholars: Prosopographie und Administration des Imperium Romanum https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/23 <p><em>Für den FIEC-Kongress in London 2019 wurde im Rahmen einer Diskussion über die Geschichte der Roman Society der Autor aufgefordert, über das Thema </em>Development of Roman Studies in Britain from an Overseas Perspective<em> zu spre­chen. Die Thematik wurde an der Verwendung der prosopographischen Metho­den seit der Publikation der </em>Prosopographia Imperii Romani<em> erörtert, wie sie sich overseas und in Großbritannien entwickelt haben. Dabei wurden die verschiedenen Methoden der Auswertung solcher Daten in Deutschland und Frankreich mit denen in England verglichen und deren wichtiger kritischer Beitrag seit den späten 30er Jahren bis zur Veröffentlichung der </em>Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire<em> hervorgehoben.</em></p> <p><em>At the FIEC 2019 Congress in London, as part of a panel discussion about the history of the Roman Society, the author was asked to speak on ‘The Develop­ment of Roman Studies in Britain from an Overseas Perspective’. In this paper, which stems from that presentation, the topic is discussed through a focus on the development of prosopographical methods since the publication of the </em>Prosopographia Imperii Romani<em>, both overseas and in Great Britain. The differ­ent methods of evaluating such data in Germany and France are com­pared with those in England, and the important critical contribution of British histori­ography from the late 1930s until the publication of the </em>Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire<em> is given special attention.</em></p> Werner Eck Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/23 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Between East and West: Memories of the Cold War https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/24 <p><em>For the last fifty years the Respublica Litterarum in classical scholarship has been dominated by the divisions brought about by the Cold War. As this traumatic period begins to fade I have tried to recall the attempts of one classical scholar to bridge this gap between east and west. Let us not forget the past in building a new future.</em></p> Oswyn Murray Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/24 Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0000