International Journal of the Classical Tradition

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  • Craig Kallendorf
  • Rolf Winkes
  • J. J. Pollitt
  • Ann Ellis Hanson
  • Stephen Durrant
  • Paul Allen Miller
  • Karl Galinsky
  • Elaine Fantham
  • Duane W. Roller
  • Aristoula Georgiadou
  • Joachim Gruber
  • Mary Baine Campbell
  • Charles E. Fantazzi
  • Laura Benedetti
  • Ingrid De Smet
  • Stella P. Revard
  • William O. Stephens
  • Pierre Zoberman
  • Ellis Sandoz
  • Herbert Jaumann
  • Theodore Ziolkowski
  • Christopher Wilkins


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  1. 1.
    E.g. Ann Ellis Hanson, “The Medical Writers' Woman”, in: David Halperin, John Winkler, and Froma Zeitlin, eds.,Before Sexuality: The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990), 309–38; Lesley Dean-Jones,Women's Bodies in Clasical Greek Science (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994); Rebecca Flemming,Medicine and the Making of Roman Women: Gender, nature, and authority from Celsus to Galen (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000); Monica H. Green,Women's Healthcare in the Medieval West (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2000); eadem, Monica H. Green,The Trotula; A medieval compendium of women's medicne (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).Google Scholar
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    Helen King, “The Daughter of Leonides: reading the Hippocratic corpus”, in: Averil Cameron, ed.,History as Text: The Writing of Ancient History (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1990), 13–32.Google Scholar
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    See Lloyd's,Adversaries and authorities; Investigations into ancient Greek and Chinese science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), pp. 20–46.Google Scholar
  4. 2a.
    For a guarded but positive comment on this question, see the words of the late Kwang-chih Chang, Chang, “China on the Eve of the Historical Period,” in:The Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 B.C., ed. by Michael Lowe and Edward L. Shaughnessy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 71–73.Google Scholar
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    The use of the past in early Chinese rhetoric is explored quite brilliantly in David Schaberg'sA Patterned Past: Form and Thought in Early Chinese Historiography (Cambridge, Mass. and London: Harvard University Press, 2001).Google Scholar
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    The origin of the Chinese writing system is still a problem of debate. Qiu Xigui, perhaps China's leading epigrapher, believes that “late Shang script was not too distant from the period in which a complete writing system was formed”. See hisChinese Writing, translated by Gilbert L. Mattos and Jerry Norman (Berkeley: The Society for the Study of Early China, 2000), p. 43. While there are indications that the late Shang system had much earlier antecedents, there is as yet no compelling evidence that those antecedents are part of a complete writing system.Google Scholar
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    See, for example, Chen Mengjia,Shangshu tonglun, (Beijing: Zhonghua, 1985), p. 193 where he claims that this particularShangshu chapter was written just before the time of Mencius (perhaps the fourth century B.C.E.) and was moreover altered as late as the Qin (221–206 B.C.E.).Google Scholar
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    See, for example, the highly skeptical comments of the eminent nineteenth-century scholar Cui Shu (1740–1816) inKaoxin lu (rpt. Taibei: Shijie, 1968), vol. II, p. 35. For more current scholarship on the origin of the Confucian classics see Michael Nylan,The Five “Confucian” Classics (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).Google Scholar
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    These are immensely complicated issues, but a good Chinese-language summary can be found in Yang Bojun's introduction to his four-volumeChunqiu Zuozhuan zhu (Beijing: Zhonghua, 1981), pp. 1–55. Some idea of the issues involved can be gained from Anne Cheng's and Chang I-jen's entries on these texts inEarly Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide, ed. by Michael Loewe (Berkeley: The Society for the Study of Early China, 1993).Google Scholar
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    Chinese Writing, p. 45. For an even stronger statement of the same principle, see William G. Boltz,The Origin and Early Development of the Chinese Writing System, American Oriental Series, Vol. 78, (New Haven, Connecticut: American Oriental Society, 1994), pp. 27–28.Google Scholar
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    Jerry Norman,Chinese (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), p. 10. Anyone who still believes the old saw that an isolating language cannot express certain abstractions should contemplate the highly polemical but interesting work of Robert Wardy,Aristotle in China: Language, Categories and Translation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).Google Scholar
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    I have in mind here the large comparative project of the late David I. Hall and Roger Ames, which has led to three books:Thinking Through Confucius (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987;Anticipating China: Thinking Through the Narratives of Chinese and Western culture (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995); andThinking from the Han: Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture (Albany: State University of New York Prees, 1995); andThinking from the Han: Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998); and also the vast comparative work of François Jullien. with regard to rehetoric, I would especially make note of Jullien'sLe Détour et l'accès: stratégies du sens en Chine, en Grèce (Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1995). Another work that points to ostensible differences but then shows how much those differences must be qualified is Steven Shankman and Stephen Durrant,The Siren and the Sage: Knowledge and Wisdom in Ancient Greece and China (London and New York: Cassell, 2000).Google Scholar
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    In particular, his fundamental article on “Exempla und mos mairorum. Überlegungen zum kollektiven Gedächtnis der römischen Nobilität,” in: H.-J. Gehrke and A. Möller, eds.,Vergangenheit und Lebenswelt. Soziale Kommunikation, Traditionsbildung und historisches bewußtsein, ScriptOralia 90: (Tübingen: G. Narr, 1996), 301–338.Google Scholar
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    Unrelated to Flaig's argument: remains of a further exedra have been recently discovered, and there is no doubt it had a pendant, thus bringing the total number to four; see E. La Rocca's forthcoming report inRömische Mitteilungen. Among other benefits, the discovery cancels out some Freudian interpretations of the Augustan Forum.Google Scholar
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    An approach elaborated by J. Elsner,Art and the Roman Viewer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995) and in a volume edited by him.Art and Text in Roman Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996) [see the review of both volumes by D. Kleiner inIJCT 5 (1999/2000), 480–84]—the equivalent in art-historical interpretation to the “Appellstruktur der Texte” posited by Iser and Jauss.Google Scholar
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    G. Woolf,Becoming Roman: the origins of provincial civilization in Gaul (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998). Th most recent volume on romanization (S. Keay and N. Terrento, eds.,Italy and the West: Comparative Issues in Romanization [Oxford: Oxbow, 2001]), includes references to several important discussions before 1996. For a good treatment of the equally tricky concept of “Hellenization” see Peter Green's magisterialAlexander to Actium. The Historical Evolution of the Hellenistic Age (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1990), esp. 312ff.Google Scholar
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    Cf. Pliny,NH 35.2.4 and the episode of an Augustus statue in Bithynia that was changed to Tiberius (Tac.Ann. 1.74 and Suet.,Tib. 58). Another example is the theomorphic statues discussed by H. Wrede,Consecratio in formam Deorum (Mainz am Rhein: Von Zabern, 1981); S. Matheson, “The Divine Claudia: Women as Goddesses in Roman Art,” in: D. Kleiner and S. Matheson, eds.,I, Claudia (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), 182–93; and E. D'Ambra, “Nudity and Adornment in Female Portrait Sculpture of the Second Century AD,” in: D. Kleiner and S. Matheson, eds.,I, Claudia II (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000), 101–14.Google Scholar
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    See now Sophia Papioannou, Romanization and Greeks in Vergil's Aeneid (Univ. of Texas diss. 1998).Google Scholar
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    E. Gabba,Dionysius of Halicarnassus and the History of Archaic Rome (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1991), ch. 2.Google Scholar
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    [Zu Southerns Buch s. den Besprechungsaufsatz von J. Marenbon, “Humanism, Scholasticism and the School of Chartres,” in dieser Zeitschrift (IJCT), 6 (1999/2000), 569–577.—W.H.]Google Scholar
  25. 1.
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  26. 2.
    When Warner speculates that the name Marie Le Gendre could be a play on ‘themariée of a Le Gendre' (p. 224), it could equally be said that Marie represents and equivalent to Madeleine (i.e. Mary of Magdala)…Google Scholar
  27. 3.
    It would be worth reading this paper in conjunction with Barbara Feichtinger, ‘Verehrte Schwestern. Antike Frauengestalten als Identifikationsmodelle für gebildete Frauen in der Renaissance’ (with a résumé in French), in Michel Bastiaensen (ed.),La Femme lettrée à la Renaissance… Actes du Colloque international Bruxelles, 27–29 mars 1996, Travaux de l'Institut Interuniversitaire XII (Brussels: Peeters, 1997), pp. 25–48. This volume also contains an earlier study by C. Winn on Marie Le Gendre.Google Scholar
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    See e.g. the edition of Anne de Marquets' multilingual poetry on the occasion of the Colloque de Poissy (1561): André Gendre, ‘Naissance des échanges polémiques à la veille des guerres civiles: Anne de Marquets et son adversaire protestant (texte intégral, avec une traduction et des annotations),Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance 52 (2000), pp. 317–357. Also of interest is: Evelyne Berriot-Salvadore, ‘“Une nonain latinisante”: Anne de Marquets’, in:Poésie et Bible de la Renaissance à l’âge classique 1550–1680, éd. Pascale Blum et Anne Mantero (Paris: Champion, 1999).Google Scholar
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  33. 1.
    [On Bleecker in the perspective of the classical tradition see Roxanne M. Gentilcore, “Ann Eliza Bleecker’s Wilderness Pastoral: Reading Vergil in Colonial America,” in this journal (IJCT) 1.4 (Springer 1995), pp. 86–98.—W.H.]Google Scholar
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    [On Becker’s book see William, O. Stephens's review article “A Stoicism for Our Time?”, in this journal (IJCT) 6 (1999/2000) pp. 438–446,—W.H.Google Scholar
  35. 1.
    Roger Scruton, “A Catacomb Culture,”Times Literary Supplement, Feb. 16–22, 1990, p. 170. Cf. Ellis Sandoz,The Politics of Truth and Other Untimely Essays: The Crisis of Civic Consciousness (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1999), Chaps. 1–3.Google Scholar
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    In seiner GedächtnisredeZum brüderlichen Andenken Wielands, gehalten in der Weimarer Freimaurerloge am 18. Februar 1813, bewundert ihn Goethe dafür. Gerade in ihrer vornehmen Indirektheit, die zumal heute zu genauer Lektüre zwingt, gehört diese Rede zu den einsichtsvollsten Charakteristiken des Dichters überhaupt.Google Scholar
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    Jürgen Jacobs,Wielands Romane, München 1969.Google Scholar
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    Jan-Dirk Müller,Wielands späte Romane. Untersuchungen zur Erzählweise und, zur erzählten Wirklichkeit, München 1971.Google Scholar
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    Horst Thomé, “Utopische Diskurse Thesen zu WielandsAristipp,”Modern Language Notes 99 (1984), S. 503–521, und ders., “Wielands romane als Spiegel und Kritik der Aufklärung”, in:Wieland Arbeitsbuch 1994 (wie Fn. 1), S. 120–158, darin auch ein Abschnitt über “Die Übersetzungen aus der antiken Literatur im Kontext der Altersromane”. Zu Schiller vgl. Jürgen Habermas,Der, philosophische Diskurs der Moderne, Frankfurt/M. 1985. Kap. II über Hegel, mit einem Exkurs über Schillers ‘Ästhetische Briefe’. Zu diesen Fragen auch Herbert Jaumann, “Politische Vernunft, anthropologischer Vorbehalt, dichterische Fiktion. Zu Wielands Kritik des Politischen”, in:Modern Language Notes 99 (1984), S. 461–479, und ders., “Der deutsche Lukian. Kontinuitätsbruch und Dialogizität, am Beispiel von WielandsNeuen Göttergesprächen (1791)”, in:Der deutsche Roman der Spätaufklärung. Fiktion und Wirklichkeit, hg. von H. Zimmermann, Neue Bremer Beiträge 6, Heidelberg 1990, S. 61–90.Google Scholar
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    Christoph Martin Wieland,Übersetzung des Horaz, hg. von Manfred, Fuhrmann, Frankfurt/M.: Deutscher Klassiker Verlag 1986, darin bes. das dem Kommentar vorangestellte grundsätzliche Nachwort über “Wielands Horaz-Übersetzungen” (S. 1061–1095).Google Scholar
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    Christoph Martin Wieland,Geschichte des Agathon, hg. von Klaus Manger, Frankfurt/M.: Deutscher Klassiker Verlag 1986, undAristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen, hg. von Klaus Manger, Frankfurt/M.: Deutscher Klassiker Verlag 1988; vgl. auch K. Manger,Klassizismus und Aufklärung. Das Beispiel des späten Wieland, Frankfurt/M.: Klostermann 1991. Leider scheint die auf 12 Bände angelegte Wielandausgabe des Deutschen Klassiker Verlags nicht mehr fortgeführt zu werden—ein weiteres Fragment, so ist zu befürchten, in der an steckengebliebenen Projekten so reichhaltigen Geschichte der Wielandphilologie.Google Scholar
  45. 9.
    Über die korrekten Vornamen dieses für den Verf. so wichtigen Autors besteht immer wieder Unklarheit. Auch sonst sind mehrere Fehler in Orthographie, Interpunktion und leider auch Syntax stehengeblieben; die beiden letzten Zeilen von S. 286 werden auf der folgenden Seite oben wiederholt.Google Scholar
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    Vgl. Jan Philipp Reemtsma,Das Buch vom Ich. Christoph Martin Wielands “Aristipp und einige seiner Zeitgenossen”, Zürich: Haffmans 1993 (auch dtv 30760), 4. Kap.: “Lais.”Google Scholar
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    Zur Frage der Geschichtsphilosophie bei Wieland vgl. Herbert Jaumann in:Wieland Arbeitsbuch 1994 (wie Fn. 1), S. 87, 206.Google Scholar
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    Hans-Heinrich Reuter, “Die Philologie der Grazien. Wielands Selbstbildnis in seinen Kommentaren der Episteln und Satiren des Horaz” (zuerst 1967), in:Christoph Martin Wieland, hg. von H. Schelle, Wege der Forschung 421, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 1981, S. 251–306.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig Kallendorf
    • 1
  • Rolf Winkes
    • 2
  • J. J. Pollitt
    • 3
  • Ann Ellis Hanson
    • 4
  • Stephen Durrant
    • 5
  • Paul Allen Miller
    • 6
  • Karl Galinsky
    • 7
  • Elaine Fantham
    • 8
  • Duane W. Roller
    • 9
  • Aristoula Georgiadou
    • 10
  • Joachim Gruber
    • 11
  • Mary Baine Campbell
    • 12
  • Charles E. Fantazzi
    • 13
  • Laura Benedetti
    • 14
  • Ingrid De Smet
    • 15
  • Stella P. Revard
    • 16
  • William O. Stephens
    • 17
  • Pierre Zoberman
    • 18
  • Ellis Sandoz
    • 19
  • Herbert Jaumann
    • 20
  • Theodore Ziolkowski
    • 21
  • Christopher Wilkins
  1. 1.Department of Modern and Classical LanguagesTexas A & M UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Center for Old World Archaeology and ArtBrown UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Classics and History of ArtYale UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Department of ClassicsYale UniversityUSA
  5. 5.Department of East Asian Languages and LiteratureUniversity of OregonUSA
  6. 6.Department of Languages, Literatures, and CulturesUniversity of South CarolinaUSA
  7. 7.Department of ClassicsUniversity of Textas at AustinAustinUSA
  8. 8.Department of ClassicsPrinceton UniversityUSA
  9. 9.Department of Greek and LatinThe Ohio State UniversityUSA
  10. 10.Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean StudiesPennState UniversityUSA
  11. 11.Institut für Klassische PhilologieUniversität MünchenMünchenGermany
  12. 12.Department of English and American LiteratureBrandeis UniversityUSA
  13. 13.Department of Foreign Languages and LiteraturesEast Carolina UniversityUSA
  14. 14.Department of Romance Languages and LiteraturesHarvard UniversityHarvardUSA
  15. 15.Department of French StudiesUniversity of WarwickWarwickPoland
  16. 16.Department of EnglishSouthern Illinois UniversityEdwardsville
  17. 17.Department of Philosophy, and Department of Classical and Near Eastern, StudiesCreighton UniversityGreightonUSA
  18. 18.Département de littératureUniversité Paris XIIIParisFrance
  19. 19.Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies Department of Political scienceLouisiana State UniversityUSA
  20. 20.Universität GreifswaldInstitut für Deutsche PhilologieGreifswaldGermany
  21. 21.Departments of German and Comparative LiteraturePrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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