History of Classical Scholarship https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs <p><em>History of Classical Scholarship</em> (<em>HCS</em>) is an online academic journal that sets out to be the first periodical exclusively devoted to the history of the studies on the Greek and Roman worlds, 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> Fri, 02 Feb 2024 09:37:28 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Autobiographical Contributions in HCS https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/101 <p>We have decided to welcome the submission of autobiographical pieces, in which the author may reflect on their own intellectual trajectory and the contexts in which they studied and worked: these may take the form of an interview, as is the case with the conversation between Eck and Stefan Rebenich published in this issue, or an essay discussion.</p> Lorenzo Calvelli, Federico Santangelo Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/101 Fri, 28 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 The Descent of Milman: A Darwinian Reading of Parry on the Homeric Formula https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/94 <p><em>The opposition of synchrony to diachrony represents a false dichotomy for understanding Parry’s work, for, like Darwin before him, he sought to re­construct from the present state of the evidence historical developments (in his case the oral, formulaic style). Since no pre-Homeric Greek was known to him, he used the noun-epithet formulae he found in Homer’s finished text and later that of South Slavic oral song. Many aspects of his work echo what Darwin’s </em>Origin of Species<em> has to say about evolution.</em></p> R. Drew Griffith Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/94 Fri, 02 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Falsificazioni umanistiche in aree periferiche: un caso dal Veneto https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/95 <p>Falsificazioni umanistiche in aree periferiche: un caso dal Veneto</p> <p><em>La ricerca esamina un gruppo di falsi epigrafici in lingua latina, trasmessi in forma manoscritta e attribuiti alla città di Arzignano, Vicenza. Si tratta di testi costruiti sull’onomastica di iscrizioni genuine e ispirati da rinvenimenti arche­ologici locali. L’indagine rivela che questi falsi epigrafici ebbero un ruolo significativo nella costruzione della memoria collettiva di alcuni luoghi del territorio vicentino. In particolare, i testi contribuirono alla costruzione di leggende popolari legate all’esistenza di un’arce del dio Giano ad Arzignano, finalizzata a dar lustro alle origini del paese tra il XIV e il XVI secolo. Infine, l’analisi testuale suggerisce che la diffusione e la conoscenza dei testi classici in età umanistica nella provincia di Vicenza fu notevole, anche grazie al lavoro dei maestri di grammatica, probabili autori di questi falsi.</em></p> <p>Humanistic forgeries in peripheral areas: a case from Veneto</p> <p><em>This work examines a group of fake Latin inscriptions, recorded by the manu­script tradition, allegedly found in Arzignano, Vicenza, northeastern Italy. These texts were written using names found in genuine inscriptions and were also inspired by local archaeological findings. These inscriptions played a significant role in the making of the collective memory of some places in the Vicenza region. Some of these fakes were used to make up local legends linked to the existence of a fort of the god Janus at Arzignano, which aimed at dignifying the origins of this town, between the XIV and XVI centuries. The textual analysis suggests that the knowledge of the classics in the province of Vicenza, during the age of Humanism, was remarkable, thanks also to the work of grammar teachers, who might have been behind these forgeries.</em></p> Sofia Piacentin Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/95 Wed, 07 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Composition as Reception: An English Version of Classics https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/96 <p><em>In eighteenth-century England, a long tradition of free composition in Latin gave way to translation of English texts into Latin or (especially) Greek. This new kind of ‘composition’ became popular in the reformed boarding (‘public’) schools and in the ancient universities; its social foundations lay in the new bourgeois groups thrown up by the industrial revolution, its cultural founda­tions in the rise of romantic Hellenism. The practice of this kind of composition became characteristic of the shared masculine world of the public schools, the universities, the London clubs and the Inns of Court. The varieties and devel­opment of this practice are surveyed, in the hope of encouraging further and more detailed analysis.</em></p> Christopher Stray Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/96 Tue, 23 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Interview von Stefan Rebenich mit Werner Eck am 14. April 2023 in Bergisch Gladbach https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/99 <p><em>Stefan Rebenich führt ein ausführliches Gespräch mit Werner Eck, in dem seine wissenschaftliche Entwicklung breit thematisiert wird — angefangen mit seinem Studium in Erlangen über seine langjährige Tätigkeit an der Uni­versität zu Köln bis in die Gegenwart. Zudem gibt Werner Eck Aufschluss über die ihn wissenschaftlich prägenden Personen, beschreibt seine zahlreichen wissenschaftlichen Verbindungen außerhalb von Deutschland, erinnert an seine größeren Forschungsprojekte und reflektiert über seine Erfahrungen in der Hochschulpolitik.</em></p> <p><em>Stefan Rebenich conducts a long interview with Werner Eck, in which his academic trajectory is discussed in detail — from his studies in Erlangen through his many years of activity at the University of Cologne up to the present day. In addition, Werner Eck provides information about the persons who in­fluenced him academically, describes his numerous academic connections outside Germany, recalls his major research projects, and reflects on his experiences in university politics.</em></p> Werner Eck, Stefan Rebenich Copyright (c) https://www.hcsjournal.org/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/99 Tue, 25 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000