- Notes On Contributors
Sue Blundell is an independent scholar who formerly taught classical studies at the Open University and at Birbeck, University of London, and architectural history at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. She has written a number of books and articles about women in the ancient world and their visual representations, including Women of Ancient Greece (Cambridge, MA, 1995). Her most recent published work is “Greek Art and the Grand Tour” in T. Smith and D. Plantzos, eds., A Companion to Greek Art (London, 2012).
Douglas Cairns was appointed to the Chair of Classics at the University of Edinburgh in 2003. He is the author of Aidôs: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature (Oxford, 1993), Bacchylides: Five Epinician Odes (Cambridge, 2010), and Sophocles: Antigone (London–New Delhi–New York–Sydney, 2014), and has edited or co-edited a number of volumes on Greek literature, thought, and society. He is currently working on the role of metaphor in ancient Greek concepts of emotion.
Melissa Haynes is Lecturer in Classics at Princeton University and recently held an ACLS New Faculty Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research focuses on the intersection between text and material objects, as well as gendered representation and the aesthetics of ancient sexuality. In addition to forthcoming articles on statues in Ovid and Babrius, she is working on the nineteenth-century reception of the Venus de Milo as an anatomical body. Her current book project, Figures of Desire: The Poetics of the Statue in Imperial Literature, examines the literary representation of the statue in imperial texts as an exploration of anthropomorphism, materiality, and personification.
Fritz-Gregor Herrmann is Reader in Ancient Philosophy and Literature at Swansea University. He is the author of Words and Ideas: The Roots of Plato’s Philosophy (Swansea, 2007) and articles and chapters on Greek philosophy and literature. He has edited New Essays on Plato: Language and Thought in Fourth-Century Greek Philosophy (Swansea 2006), and edited, with D. Cairns and T. Penner, Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato’s Republic (Edinburgh, 2007) and, with P. Destrée, Plato and the Poets (Leiden, 2011). His current research interests include Aeschylus, the political psychology of fifth- and fourth-century Greece (from Thucydides to Plato), and philosophical aspects of the Greek novel. [End Page 343]
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. He has published five books, co-authored two other books, and edited and co-edited volumes on women’s clothes and dress in the ancient world. He is currently writing a monograph called King and Court in Ancient Persia for Edinburgh University Press, as well as working on a sourcebook of Greek texts and images of ancient Persia for Routledge, and editing a volume on ancient history in popular culture for Blackwells.
Helen Lovatt is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Nottingham. She has published The Epic Gaze: Vision, Gender and Narrative in Ancient Epic (Cambridge, 2013) and Statius and Epic Games (Cambridge, 2005) and has edited, with Caroline Vout, Epic Visions (Cambridge, 2013) on visual readings and receptions of epic, as well as various articles on Greek and Latin literature and their reception. She is currently editing Oxford Readings in Flavian Epic (with Antony Augoustakis), and writing a cultural history of the Argonautic myth.
Georgia Petridou is Research Fellow in the Programme “Medicine of Mind, Philosophy of the Body—Discourses of Health and Well-Being in the Ancient World,” at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin. Her project is entitled “Medicine and Mysticism in Aelius Aristeides’ Sacred Tales.” She has forthcoming from Oxford University Press a book, Theoi Epiphaneis: Contextualising and Conceptualising Epiphanic Narratives in Greek Literature and Culture, and from Brill’s Religions of the Graeco-Roman World Epiphany: Encountering the Divine in the Ancient World (coedited with V. J. Platter). She is currently working on a book entitled Patient: Religions, Medicine, and Rhetoric in Aelius Aristeides’ Hieroi Logoi.
Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz is Professor of Comparative Literature at Hamilton College. Author of Anxiety Veiled: Euripides and the Traffic in Women (Ithaca and London, 1993) and Greek...