Emeriti

Apostolos Athanassakis

Professor of Classics. With the exception of a guest appointment at the University of Crete 1984-1986 where he served as Head of the Humanities Division, he is now completing close to thirty years of service to the Department of Classics at UCSB. Much of his work is in the language of Homer and Hesiod. He is also a translator and a poet.

Publications

Books

Selected Articles

  • “Greek Bear Mythology”, Proceedings of The International Consortium On The Footsteps of the Bear; Pori, Finland 2005 (in press)
  • Akhilleus’ Horse Balios: Old and New Etymologies,” Glotta Fall Issue 2004, pp. 1-14.
  • “The Geographic and Mythic Origins of Europe,” Dodone (University of Ioannina, Greece 2002) vol. 22 pp. 1-19
  • “Europe: Early Geographic and Mythic Identity,” Dodone (University of Ioannina, Greece 2002) vol. 22 pp. 283-303
  • “The Semiotics of the Hymn to Demeter (Homeric) and the Contribution of Greek Women to the birth of Drama,” Proceedings of the First International Conference on Ancient Drama at Delphi. 2002 pp. 229-24
  • “Shamanism and Amber in Greece: The Northern Connection,” Shamanic Symbology and Epic. Ed. Juha Pentikäinen and Mihály and Hoppál. Series Bibliotheca Schamanistica Akademiai Kiadó, Budapest, vol. 9 (2001) pp. 203-20
  • “Proteus, The Old Man of the Sea: Homeric Man or Shaman?,” La mythologie et L’Odyssée: Homage à Gabriel Germain. Special Issue of Gaia (Grenoble 2001) vol. 5, pp. 1-9
  • “Catalogs of Names in the Iliad and the Odyssey”, Procedings of The International Congress on Odissean Studies (in press, vol. 10)
  • “The Peleades of Alcman’s Partheneion and Modern Greek Poulia,” In Ancient World, vol. 31 (Chicago, 2000) pp. 5-14
  • “Some Illyrian Elements in the Myth of Achilleus” In Greek, summary in English, Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Odyssean Studies (Ithaca, Greece 2000) pp. 1-21

Frances V. Hickson-Hahn

Frances Hickson Hahn, Associate Professor of Classics received her MA and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a year in Munich as the American Philological Association Fellow in Latin Lexicography, she came to UCSB in 1987, where she teaches Latin literature, prose composition, and topics in Roman religion and culture. As evidenced by her first book, Roman Prayer Language in Livy and the Aeneid of Vergil (1993), Professor Hahn’s research interests center around the public cult of republican and Augustan Rome. Her current project also includes prayers but expands the sphere of inquiry to ritual, in particular, celebrations of victory. This monograph explores the way in which victory rituals, such as gratulatory supplications, triumphal offerings, and temple dedications, helped to construct and support the political dominance of the elite and, at the same time, a communal identity for Romans of all classes.

Graduate supervision:
Frances Hahn welcomes enquiries from prospective students on any area of ancient Roman polytheism and Latin historiography, especially Livy.

Publications

Book

  • Roman Prayer Language: Livy and the Aeneid of Vergil (Teubner 1993)

Selected Articles & Reviews

  • “Performing the Sacred: Prayers and Hymns,” Blackwell Companion to Roman Religion, ed. J. R�pke (Oxford, forthcoming 2007).
  • “The Politics of Thanksgiving,” Augusto Augurio: Rerum humanarum et divinarum commentationes in honorem Jerzy Linderski, ed. C. F. Konrad (Stuttgart, 2004) 31-51.
  • “Ut diis immortalibus honos habeatur: Livy’s representation of gratitude to the gods,” Rituals in Ink, edd. A. Barchiesi, J.R�pke, and S. Stephens (Stuttgart, 2004) 57 75.
  • “Pompey’s supplicatio duplicata: A novel form of thanksgiving,” Phoenix 54.3-4 (2000) 244-254.
  • “Vergilian Transformation of an Oath Ritual: Aeneid 12.169-174, 213-215,”Vergilius 45 (1999) 22-38.
  • “What’s so Funny? Laughter and incest in invective humor,” Syllecta Classica 9 (1998) 1-36.
  • “The Oath of Aeneas: Aeneid 12.176-194,” Anthology of Hellenistic Prayer, ed. M. Kiley, (New York, 1997) 149-154.
  • “A Prayer of Scipio Africanus: Livy 29.27.2-4,” Anthology of Hellenistic Prayer, ed. M. Kiley (New York, 1997) 144-148.
  • “Patruus: Paragon or Pervert? The Case of a Literary Split Personality,” Syllecta Classica 4 (1993) 21-26
  • “Augustus Triumphator: Manipulation of the Triumphal Theme in the Political Program of Augustus,” Latomus 50.1 (1991) 124-128

Robert Renehan

Robert Renehan, Professor of Classics, has taught previously at Berkeley, Harvard, and Boston College. His interests include classical literature and philosophy, textual criticism, ancient medicine and lexicography. These interests are reflected in his five books. At present he is chiefly occupied with the preparation of his collected articles and notes for publication by Teubner.

Publications

Books

  • Greek Lexicographical Notes I and II (G�ttingen 1975 and 1982)
  • Studies in Greek Texts (G�ttingen 1976)
  • Greek Textual Criticism (Harvard University Press 1969)
  • Leo Medicus, De Natura Hominis (Berlin 1969)

Selected Articles

  • “Some Passages in Aristophanes,” Rheinisches Museum f�r Philologie, 149 (2006) 31-50
  • “Euripidean Annotations,” Classical Review, 54 (2004) 304-305
  • “Inserted Apposition in Classical Greek Poetry,” Illinois Classical Studies, 27-28 (2003-2004) 101-108
  • “Some Notes on Longus, Daphnis and Chloe,” Rheinisches Museum f�r Philologie, 144 (2001) 233-238
  • “Some Supplements to the Revised LSJ Supplement,” Glotta, 77 (2001) 221-243“
  • “On Gender Switching as a Literary Device in Latin Poetry,” Style and Tradition. Studies in Honor of Wendell Clausen, Teubner (1998) 212-229
  • “Aristotle’s Doctrine of the Proper End of Man: Some Observations,” Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, 7 (1992) 79-101
  • “Some Special Problems in the Editing of Aristotle,” SIFC, 3rd series, 10 (1992) 719-724
  • “The Heldentod in Homer: One Heroic Ideal,” Classical Philology, 82 (1987) 99-116
  • “A New Hesiodic Fragment,” Classical Philology, 81 (1986) 221-222
  • “Herodotean Cruces,” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, 89 (1985) 25-35
  • “The Early Greek Poets: Some Interpretations,” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 87 (1983) 1-29
  • “A New Lexicon of Classical Greek,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 24 (1983) 5-20
  • “Aristotle as Lyric Poet: The Hermeias Poem,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 23 (1982) 251-274.
  • “The Greek Anthropocentric View of Man,” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 84 (1981) 239-259
  • “The meaning of SWMA in Homer: A Study in Methodology,” California Studies in Classical Antiquity 12 (1980) 269-282

Jo-Ann Shelton

Ph.D., Berkeley 1974
Roman social and cultural history; Attitudes toward animals in the ancient and modern world; Roman and Greek tragedy; Roman epistolography.

Publications

Books

Selected Articles

  • “Spectacles of Animal Abuse,” in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life (Oxford University Press 2014), pp. 461-477.
  • “The State and the Family” in A Cultural History of Childhood in Antiquity, Berg (2010) 115-231.
  • “Beastly Spectacles in the Ancient Mediterranean World” , in Cultural History of Animals, Berg (2007)   97-126. 2006
  • “Elephants as Enemies in Ancient Rome,” Concentric 32 (2006) 3-25.
  • “Putting Women in Their Place: Gender, Species and Hierarchy in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses”, in Defining Gender and Genre in Latin Literature, Peter Lang, New York (2005), pp. 301 – 329
  • “Dancing and Dying: The Display of Elephants in Ancient Rome Arenas”, Daimonopylai, (ed. M. Joyal and R. Egan, Winnipeg 2004) 363-38
  • “The Spectacle of Death in Seneca’s Troades”, Seneca in Performance, (ed. George Harrison, London 2000) 87-118
  • “Elephants, Pompey and the Reports of Popular Displeasure in 55 B.C.”, Veritatis Amicitiaeque Causa, (ed. S. Byrne and E. Cueva, Wauconda 1999) 231-271
  • “The Contributions of Ancient Greek Philosophy to the Modern Debates about Animal Use”, Ancient Greece and the Modern World, (Patras 1998) 85-93
  • “Family Matters: The Structure and Dynamics of the Ancient Roman Family”, Laetaberis 11 (1996) 1-27
  • “The Use and Abuse of Animals in Lucretius, De Rerum Natura”, Eranos 94 (1996) 1-26
  • “Paradigm and Persuasion in Seneca’s Ad Marciam”, Classica et Medievalia 46 (1995) 157-188
  • “Contracts with Animals: Lucretius, De Rerum Natura”, Between the Species 11 (1995) 115-121

Articles and Reviews

  • “Spectacles of Animal Abuse,” in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life (Oxford University Press 2014), pp. 461-477.
  • “Decline of Paganism, Rise of Christianity: Why Christianity Became the Dominant Religion.” World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 20 Jan. 2014.
  • Review of Fabio Tutrone, Filosofi e animali in Roma antica: Modelli di animalità e umanità in Lucrezio e Seneca.  American Journal of Philology 134 (2013), pp. 709-713.
  • “Tuer les animaux qui ne cadrent pas: les dimensions morales de la restauration d’habitats,” translation of 2004 article, in Sentients des villes, sentients des champs