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WEAVING AND TRIUMPHAL SHOUTING IN PINDAR, PYTHIAN 12.6-12.
July 1, 1998... `Flute', as Jenny Strauss Clay notes, is a mistranslation of [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] since the ancient Greek aulos consisted of `two reed mouthpieces and two pipes, sometimes of different lengths, played simultaneously. Its dual structure permitted antiphonal execution; one...
SIMONIDES, EPHORUS, AND HERODOTUS ON THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE.
July 1, 1998... In adapting the story of the Great War to the taste of his own age Ephoros, himself a pupil of Isokrates and a professional historian, was led astray by the combined influences of rhetoric and rationalism; as neither the rationalism nor the rhetoric was of the best quality, the intrusion of...
THE PLACE THAT BEACHED A THOUSAND SHIPS(*).
July 1, 1998... The aims and performance of Xerxes' fleet in the period before Thermopylai are mostly taken by students of the invasion as they are set out in Herodotus. A closer look reveals much of interest, as well as some puzzles. In this paper I address in particular the curious mooring which the...
THE BRANCHIDAE AT DIDYMA AND IN SOGDIANA.
July 1, 1998... On the subject of the Branchidae there are a few facts and some outstanding questions. The facts may be stated first. They are provided by literary evidence and one piece of archaeological evidence, which are generally accepted. (i) The Branchidae, members of a clan descended from...
ACHILLES IN FIRE.(Review)
July 1, 1998... The Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius deals with a band of heroes one generation before the great warriors at Troy, and the narrative does not really concern itself directly with the later generation. Some of the familiar heroes of Homer may never seem very far from Apollonius' narrative,...