The Embodied Basis of Constructions in Greek and Latin

The Embodied Basis of Constructions in Greek and Latin

13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13), Newcastle (UK), July 20-25, 2015

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Submissions are invited for a theme session at the 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13), Newcastle (UK), July 20-25, 2015. Theories of “embodiment” in cognitive linguistics and related disciplines have led to major advances in the understanding of linguistic meaning. A key claim is that the meanings of many linguistic units correspond, directly or indirectly through metaphorical extension, to recurring patterns of sensorimotor experience or “image schemas”, whose susceptibility of visual and kinesthetic transformations in mental space also accounts for synchronic and diachronic sense variation. Furthermore, in this view, units at all levels of linguistic structure – including or indeed above all grammatical constructions – are taken to be meaningful, insofar as these can be described in terms of symbolic pairings of schematic phonological or syntactic forms and conventionalized semantic or pragmatic meanings. Insights of the cognitive interdiscipline have scarcely penetrated Greek and Latin linguistics, however, where formalist (Chomskyan) and functionalist (Dikian) approaches continue to dominate (important exceptions are Fedriani 2014; Short 2013; Barðdal et al. 2012; Brucale and Mocciaro 2011, Luraghi 2010, 2003; and the papers in Short, forthcoming). Yet the rich metaphorical expression, highly complex grammatical structure, as well as elaborate – and very often multiple, seemingly functionally equivalent – syntactic constructions that characterize the classical languages would seem to provide fertile ground for cognitive linguistic analysis.

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Traduction complète de la Souda en ligne

Traduction complète de la Souda en ligne

 

The Managing Editors of the Suda On Line are pleased to announce that a translation of the last of the >31,000 entries in the Suda was recently submitted to the SOL database and vetted. This means that the first English translation of the entire Suda lexicon (a vitally important source for Classical and Byzantine studies), as well as the first continuous commentary on the Suda's contents in any language, is now searchable and browsable through our on-line database (http://www.stoa.org/sol).

Conceived in 1998, the SOL was one of the first new projects that the late Ross Scaife brought under the aegis of the Stoa Consortium, and from the beginning has also benefitted from the cooperation and support of the TLG and the Perseus Digital Library. After sixteen years, SOL remains, as it was when it began, a unique paradigm of digital scholarly collaboration, demonstrating the potential of new technical and editorial methods of organizing, evaluating and disseminating scholarship.

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M. M. Martínez Sariego, Horacio en Alberto Lista

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Mónica María Martínez Sariego, Horacio en Alberto Lista, Séville, 2014.

Éditeur : Ediciones Alfar
188 pages
ISBN : 978-84-7898-549-4
13 €


En el presente libro se analiza por un lado, los escritos teóricos de Alberto Lista a la luz de la asimilación y eventual negación de los preceptos horacianos, y por otro lado, el tratamiento del material horaciano en su propia época poética a través del estudio y comentarios de los poemas que traducen o imitan a los del poeta latino.


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K. Ludwig, Charakterfokalisation bei Lucan. Eine narratologische Analyse

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Kathrin Ludwig, Charakterfokalisation bei Lucan. Eine narratologische Analyse, Berlin, Boston, 2014.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
Collection : Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft. Beihefte N.F. 6
ix, 304 pages
ISBN : 978-3-11-033641-2
109,95 €

 

In recent years, the methods of modern narrative theory have become essential tools for researching ancient texts. This work analyzes figural perspectives in the Civil War epic Pharsalia by the Roman poet Lucan (39-65 AD), and describes their function in communicating the overall message of the text. The author demonstrates unique elements in Lucan's figural perspective through a comparison with Virgil's Aeneid.

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G. Hawes, Rationalizing Myth in Antiquity

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Greta Hawes, Rationalizing Myth in Antiquity, Oxford, New York, 2014.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
304 pages
ISBN : 978-0-19-967277-6
£60.00

The Greek myths are characteristically fabulous; they are full of monsters, metamorphoses, and the supernatural. However, they could be told in other ways as well. This volume charts ancient dissatisfaction with the excesses of myth, and the various attempts to cut these stories down to size by explaining them as misunderstood accounts of actual events. In the hands of ancient rationalizers, the hybrid forms of the Centaurs become early horse-riders, seen from a distance; the Minotaur the result of an illicit liaison, not an inter-species love affair; and Cerberus, nothing more than a notorious snake with a lethal bite. Such approaches form an indigenous mode of ancient myth criticism, and show Greeks grappling with the value and utility of their own narrative traditions. Rationalizing interpretations offer an insight into the practical difficulties inherent in distinguishing myth from history in ancient Greece, and indeed the fragmented nature of myth itself as a conceptual entity.

By focusing on six Greek authors (Palaephatus, Heraclitus, Excerpta Vaticana, Conon, Plutarch, and Pausanias) and tracing the development of rationalistic interpretation from the fourth century BC to the Second Sophistic (1st-2nd centuries AD) and beyond, Rationalizing Myth in Antiquity shows that, far from being marginalized as it has been in the past, rationalization should be understood as a fundamental component of the pluralistic and shifting network of Greek myth as it was experienced in antiquity.

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J. Vons, S. Velut, La Fabrique de Vésale et autres textes

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Jacqueline Vons, Stéphane Velut, La Fabrique de Vésale et autres textes, 2014.

Éditeur : BIU Santé - Paris Descartes
Éditions, transcriptions et traductions par Jacqueline Vons et Stéphane Velut


La première édition et traduction en français du De humani corporis fabrica et des textes liminaires des autres ouvrages de Vésale, réalisée par Jacqueline Vons et Stéphane Velut.

Sont d'ores et déjà en ligne les textes liminaires et l'intégralité du Livre I du De humani corporis fabrica (1543), les textes liminaires de la Paraphrasis (1537), avec introductions (en français et en anglais), transcriptions, traductions et commentaires.

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U. Dietsche, Strategie und Philosophie bei Seneca

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Uwe Dietsche, Strategie und Philosophie bei Seneca. Untersuchungen zur therapeutischen Technik in den "Epistulae morales", Berlin, Boston, 2014.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
Collection : Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 329
ix, 298 pages
ISBN : 978-3-11-034904-7
109,95 €

How seriously are we to take Seneca's philosophizing in the Epistulae morales? Much of their content seems inconsistent and designed for mere effect. This study reveals how Seneca's choice of words and intellectual acuity are subordinated to the pedagogical aim of gradual persuasion. It becomes apparent that Seneca's formulation is tactical and that his statements must be interpreted in terms of their specific psychological intent.

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