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<em>Horos</em> da Nasso con <em>apotimema</em> pupillare

Maria Barbara Savo
The <em>horos</em> was reported to Hiller von Gaertringer in June 1930 by Franz Gabriel Welter, engaged in excavations during the 1920s in the areas of Hyria and Livadi (Naxos). The document is remarkable for the definition of the concept of <em>apotimema</em>, the estimated value of properties given as security for the lease of property of a subject protected by the eponymous archon (orphans, widows and <em>epikleroi</em>). In this specific case, we have a pupillary <em>apotimema</em>:...

Inscription on greave from Montagna di Marzo

Francesca Fariello
A pair of bronze greaves – dated to the beginning of the 5th century BC –&nbsp;is preserved at the Antikensammlungen in Munich. On one of them it is possible to read the graffiti epigraph – Denda – that is most probably the anthroponym of their owner. The comparison with a pair of greaves found in a necropolis in the Sikel centre of Montagna di Marzo (Enna), that is generally identified with the ancient city of...


Christopher Burden-Strevens, Jesper Majbom Madsen & Antonio Pistellato

Teoria politica e scrittura storiografica nei ‘libri imperiali’ della <em>Storia Romana</em> di Cassio Dione

Martina Bono
<div> <p>This paper investigates to what extent the emergence of the <i>princeps</i> shapes Dio’s narrative. The best fitting passages for investigating this topic are the so called “anectodical-biographical sections”, which cannot be utterly dismissed as pieces of imperial biography: it would be better to consider those sections as devoted to the evaluation of the emperor’s praxis of government on a very concrete (rather that moralistic) ground. These narrative proceedings betray the existence of a well-structured...

Two Jews Bless God at a Temple of Pan

Stefano Struffolino
On the rock walls at the Pan temple in al-Kanāys (Egypt), stand out two blessings to God from men with Greek names who define themselves as Ἰουδαῖοι. Their presence in a pagan place of worship is likely to be interpreted in the sense of sharing a common epigraphic practice, inspired by the need to send an eternal thanks for the protection during a difficult journey. The nature of the divinity does not seem to have...

‘A Plague from Distant People’. Geography and Ideology of Conflict in Livy’s Third Decade

Luca Beltramini
<div> <p>The paper investigates Livy’s use of geographic and spatial references in his narrative of the Second Punic War, underlining the important role played by the ideal opposition between centre and periphery. Livy represents the Hannibalic War as an ebb-and-flow movement, developed over the whole decade: books 21-25 stage the attack launched by the world’s periphery towards its centre, while the Romans’ counterattack in books 26-30 is described as a projection of Rome’s power outside...

The Problematic Opening of the Nepotian Biography by Conone

Francesco Ginelli
<div> <p>The paper focuses on several historical and textual problems that afflict the opening part of Nepos’ biography written by the Athenian general Conon. In the first chapter, the paper will underscore the encomiastic purposes that characterise this life. Then, the paper will analyse the use of the words <i>praetor</i> and <i>praefectus</i> made by Nepos in the <i>Liber</i>. This analysis is strictly connected to a textual problem that characterises the clause <i>praefectus classis magnas mari...

The ‘Age of Iron and Rust’ in Cassius Dio’s <em>Roman History</em>: Influences from Stoic Philosophy

Christopher Noe
<div> <p>This paper discusses the impact of Stoic philosophy on Cassius Dio’s imperial books of his <i>Roman History</i>. It is demonstrated how fundamental Stoic ideas influenced Dio’s constitutional discussions and the role of the emperor as in the Agrippa-Maecenas debate in book 52, and how Dio evaluated political environments as well as political developments in the Empire with inspirations from Stoic logic. Moreover, this paper argues that the iron age in his contemporary narrative from...

Against the Return of Fagin

Michela Marroni
<div> <p>Bob Fagin was a boy who helped twelve-year-old Dickens during his traumatic experience at Warren’s Blacking Factory. Taking the cue from the discrepancy between the real Fagin and devilish Fagin in <i>Oliver Twist</i>, I will consider the reasons underlying Dickens’s choice of this particular name for such a villain. At the same time, in light of the scarcely plausible contrast between Oliver’s innocence and the urban decay surrounding him, I will argue that the...

Digital Heritage Consumption: The Case of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Trilce Navarrete & Elena Villaespesa
<div> <p>Cultural consumption is increasingly moving into a digital realm where art and non-art spaces blur in an all-inclusive image-rich environment online. While cultural consumption studies remain limited to a defined cultural environment (e.g. the museum website), we will analyse the patterns of consumption of 119 paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection in an all-inclusive online environment, Wikipedia. We will find paintings in art as well as non-art related articles and compare visibility...

Las traducciones de teatro español en la Biblioteca Digital EMOTHE

Jesús Tronch
<div> <p>This article describes nineteen translations of plays of Spanish classical theatre offered by the open-access EMOTHE Digital Library of early modern European theatre that is being developed at the Universitat de València (Spain). The commentary focuses on aspects such as the provenance of translations, their translators, their <i>skopos</i> or purpose in relation to theatrical character of the playtexts, and the criteria for selection. It pays special attention to the problem of translating texts with...

<i>La vida es sueño</i> en forma analógica

Gregary J. Racz
<div> <p>Since at least the 1990s, Translation Studies theorists have advocated greater respect for alterity in literary translation. With the advent of Naturalist theatre and, later, the predominance of free-verse poetry in the 20th century, renderings of both poetry and verse drama in the English-speaking world have favoured assimilation with target-culture values. “Organic form”, described by James S. Holmes as the methodology with which a translator renders a source text primarily for its meaning, has...

Traducir a Lope: <i>El acero de Madrid</i>

Nadine Ly
<div> <p>This essay takes on and reorganises the elements brought forth at the time of the round table conference <i>To translate Lope</i>, coordinated by Renata Londero in October 2019. It considers the place that the Spanish baroque theatre occupies today in the French context. It mentions some translations of Lope de Vega in accordance with the taste of the public and it analyses a successful Spanish adaptation of <i>El acero de Madrid</i>. Attending to the...

En busca del príncipe polaco calderoniano

Beata Baczyńska
<div> <p>This essay presents Polish translations of <i>La vida es sueño</i> (<i>Life is a dream</i>) and <i>El príncipe constante</i> (<i>The constant prince</i>) to provide a survey of the historical and cultural context of Calderón’s reception in Poland.</p> </div>

Luigi Gaffuri. <em>Racconto del territorio africano</em>

Silvia Boraso
<div> <p>Gaffuri, L. (2018). <i>Racconto del territorio africano. Letterature per una geografia</i>. Milano: Lupetti, 318 pp.</p> </div>

Border Travel

Ingrid De Kok

Colonizzazione ambientale, <em>defuturing</em> capitalocenico e pratiche eco-artistiche decoloniali a sud

Antonella D’Autilia & Luigi Carmine Cazzato
<div> <p>The present essay aims at offering some interpretative keys for the ecological disaster of one of the most beautiful sites in the Mediterranean: Taranto. It does so through the ecocritical tools of postcolonial and decolonial thinking and the analysis of an intense iconography of eco-artistic urbanist engagements, which have dramatically exemplified what it has meant living in the midst of the largest of Europe’s steelworks. These engagements, having “one foot in literature and the...

An Ecocritical Journey Through the Narrative of the Canadian Novelist Alissa York: How Lliterature Explores Environmental Problems

Adriana Cerminara


Francesca Terrenato & Maria Paola Guarducci


Ingrid De Kok


Francesca Terrenato & Maria Paola Guarducci

Si può

Francesca Terrenato & Maria Paola Guarducci

Carla Tempestoso. <em>Il teatro di Caryl Phillips. Transnazionalità, identità e appartenenze</em>

Giuseppe Capalbo
<div> <p>Tempestoso, C. (2020). <i>Il teatro di Caryl Phillips. Transnazionalità, identità e appartenenze</i>. Roma: Aracne, 180 pp.</p> </div>

9 Le relazioni inter-organizzative come fattore di competitività

Anna Moretti

1 Prigionieri della guerra fascista

Erika Lorenzon

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