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Professor Douglas Cairns

MA, PhD, FHEA, FRSE, FBA, MAE

Professor of Classics

 

Publications

Books

Douglas Cairns, Sophocles: Antigone (London: Bloomsbury, 2016). http://bloomsburycp3.codemantra.com/widgets/9781472513441/SophoclesAntigo.html

Douglas Cairns, Bacchylides: Five Epinician Odes (3, 5, 9, 11 and 13) (Cambridge: Francis Cairns Publications Ltd, 2010).

Douglas Cairns, Aidôs: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993).

 

Edited Books

Douglas Cairns, Co-editor (with D. P. Nelis), Seneca’s Tragic Passions (= Maia 69.2, Rome, 2017).

Douglas Cairns, Co-editor (with M. Alexiou), Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After (Edinburgh Leventis Studies 8, Edinburgh University Press, 2017).

Douglas Cairns, Co-editor (with D. P. Nelis), Emotions in the Classical World: Methods, Approaches, and Directions (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2017).

Douglas Cairns, Co-editor (with L. Fulkerson), Emotions between Greece and Rome (BICS Supplement 125, London, 2015).

Douglas Cairns, Co-editor (with  R. Scodel), Defining Greek Narrative, Edinburgh Leventis Studies 7 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014).

Douglas Cairns. Co-editor (with S. Blundell and N. S. Rabinowitz), Vision and Viewing in Ancient Greece (= Helios 40.1-2, 2013).

Douglas Cairns, Editor, Tragedy and Archaic Greek Thought (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2013).

Douglas Cairns, Co-editor (with F-G. Herrmann and T. Penner), Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato’s Republic (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007).

Douglas Cairns, Co-editor (with V. Liapis), Dionysalexandros: Essays on Aeschylus and his Fellow Tragedians in Honour of Alexander F. Garvie (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2006).

Douglas Cairns, Editor, Body Language in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2005).

Douglas Cairns, Co-editor (with R. A. Knox), Law, Rhetoric, and Comedy in Classical Athens: Essays in Honour of Douglas M. MacDowell (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2004).

Douglas Cairns, Editor, Oxford Readings in Homer’s Iliad (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001). 

 

Articles and book chapters

Douglas Cairns, ‘Mente, Metáfora y Emoción en Eurípides (Hipólito) y Séneca (Fedra)’, in Claudia N. Fernández, Juan T. Nápoli, Graciela C. Zecchin De Fasano (eds.), [Una] nueva visión de la cultura griega Antigua en el comienzo del tercer milenio: perspectivas y desafíos(La Plata: EdULP, 2018) 47–84.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Word and Deed: Brendan Kennelly’s Antigone’, Classics Ireland 23–24 (2016–17), 106–33 [published 2018].

Douglas Cairns, ‘Homeric Values and the Virtues of Kingship’, in F. H. Mutschler (ed.), The Homeric Epics and the Chinese Book of Songs: Foundation Texts Compared (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017), 381–409.

Douglas Cairns, 'The Destruction of Thebes in Brecht’s Antigone (1948)’, in I. Torrance (ed.), Aeschylus and War: Comparative Perspectives on Seven Against Thebes (London: Routledge, 2017), 186–201.

M. Alexiou and D. Cairns, Introduction, in M. Alexiou and D. Cairns (eds.), Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After (Edinburgh Leventis Studies 8, Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 1–24.

Douglas Cairns, ‘The Tripartite Soul as Metaphor’, in P. Destrée and R. G. Edmonds (eds.), Plato and the Power of Images (Leiden: Brill, 2017), 219–38.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Mind, Metaphor, and Emotion in Euripides (Hippolytus) and Seneca (Phaedra)’, in D. Cairns and D. Nelis (eds.), Seneca’s Tragic Passions, Maia 69.2 (2017), 247–67.

Douglas Cairns and Damien Nelis, 'Introduction', in D. L. Cairns and D. P. Nelis (eds.), Emotions in the Classical World: Methods, Approaches, and Directions (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2017), 7-30.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Horror, Pity, and the Visual in Ancient Greek Aesthetics’, in in D. L. Cairns and D. P. Nelis (eds.), Emotions in the Classical World: Methods, Approaches, and Directions (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2017), 53–77.

Douglas Cairns, 'Emotions', The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (2016, online).

Douglas Cairns, 'Mind, Body, and Metaphor in Ancient Greek Concepts of Emotion’, L’Atelier du Centre de recherche historique 16 (2016): http:// acrh.revues.org/7416.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Clothed in Shamelessness, Shrouded in Grief: The Role of “Garment” Metaphors in Ancient Greek Concepts of Emotion’, in G. Fanfani, M. Harlow, and M.-L. Nosch (eds.), Spinning Fates and the Song of the Loom: The Use of Textiles, Clothing and Cloth Production as Metaphor, Symbol, and Narrative (Oxford: Oxbow, 2016), 25-41.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Metaphors for Hope in Early Greek Literature’, in R. R. Caston and R. A. Kaster (eds.), Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World (Festschrift for David Konstan) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 13-44.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Der iliadische Zorn und die transkulturelle Emotionsforschung’, in M. von Koppenfels and C. Zumbusch (eds.), Handbuch Literatur und Emotionen (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016), 179-208.

Douglas Cairns and Laurel Fulkerson, Introduction, in D. Cairns and L. Fulkerson (eds.), Emotions between Greece and Rome (London: Institute of Classical Studies, 2015), 1-22.

Douglas Cairns,  ‘The Horror and the Pity: Phrike as a Tragic Emotion’, Psychoanalytic Inquiry 34 (2015), 75-94.

Douglas Cairns, ‘The First Odysseus: Iliad, Odyssey, and the Ideology of Kingship’, Gaia 18 (2015), 51-66 (= F. Dell’Oro and O. Lagacherie (eds.), Hommages à Françoise Létoublon).

Douglas Cairns,  ‘Revenge, Punishment, and Justice in Athenian Homicide Law’, Journal of Value Enquiry 49 (2015), 645-65.

Douglas Cairns, ‘The Bloody Dust of the Nether Gods: Sophocles, Antigone 599-603’, in E. K. Emilsson, A. Maravela, and M. Skoie (eds.), Paradeigmata: Studies in Honour of Øivind Andersen (Norwegian Institute at Athens: Athens, 2014), 39-51.

Douglas Cairns, ‘λόγου τ’ ἄνοια καὶ φρενῶν Ἐρινύς: Atê in Sophocles’ Antigone’, Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Ancient Greek Drama (Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute, 2014), 37-54.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Psyche, Thymos, and Metaphor in Homer and Plato’, Les Études Platoniciennes 11 (2014) online at http://etudesplatoniciennes.revues.org/566).

Douglas Cairns, ‘Exemplarity and Narrative in the Greek Tradition’ (abridged), Humanities 45 (2014), 27-67.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Roman Imperium, Greek Paideia: Plutarch’s Lives of Aemilius and Timoleon’, Horizons 5.1 (2014), 5-28.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Euripides’ Medea: Feminism or Misogyny?’, in D. Stuttard (ed.), Looking at Medea (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), 123-37.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Response to M. Anzai’, Japan Studies in Classical Antiquity 2 (2014), 166-72.

Douglas Cairns, ‘From Solon to Sophocles: Intertextuality and Interpretation in Sophocles’ Antigone’, Japan Studies in Classical Antiquity 2 (2014), 3-30

Douglas Cairns, ‘Exemplarity and Narrative in the Greek Tradition’, in D. Cairns and R. Scodel, Defining Greek Narrative (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014), 103-36.

Douglas Cairns, with S. Blundell, E. M. Craik, and N. S. Rabinowitz, Introduction, in S. Blundell, D. Cairns, and N. S. Rabinowitz, Vision and Viewing in Ancient Greece (Helios 40.1-2, 2013), 3-38.

Douglas Cairns. 'Atê', in H. Roisman (ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 153-5.

Douglas Cairns, 'Grief', in H. Roisman (ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 656-9.

Douglas Cairns, ' Honor and Shame', in H. Roisman (ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 694-7.

Douglas Cairns, 'Hybris', in H. Roisman (ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 702-6.

Douglas Cairns, 'Koros', in H. Roisman (ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 751-2.

Douglas Cairns, 'Revenge', in H. Roisman (ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 1167-70.

Douglas Cairns, 'Sôphrosynê, in H. Roisman (ed.), Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 1330-2.

Douglas Cairns,  'A Short History of Shudders'. in A Chaniotis & P Ducrey (eds), Unveiling Emotions II: Emotions in Greece and Rome: Texts, Images, and Material Culture. Franz Steiner, Stuttgart, Stuttgart, pp. 85-107 (2013).

Douglas Cairns,  ‘Introduction: Archaic Thought and Tragic Interpretation’, in D. Cairns (ed.), Tragedy and Archaic Greek Thought (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2013), ix-liv.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Divine and Human Action in Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus’, in D. Cairns (ed.), Tragedy and Archaic Greek Thought (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2013), 119-71.

Douglas Cairns, ‘The Imagery of Erôs in Plato’s Phaedrus’, in E. Sanders et al. (eds.), Erôs in Ancient Greece (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013) 233-50.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Vêtu d’impudeur et enveloppé de chagrin. Le rôle des métaphores de “l’habillement” dans les concepts d’émotion en Grèce ancienne’, in F. Gherchanoc/V. Huet (eds.), Les vêtements antiques: s’habiller, se déshabiller dans les mondes anciens (Paris: Errance, 2012) 175-88.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Atê in the Homeric Poems’, Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar 15 (2012) 1-52.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Self and Society in the Iliad’ [in Mandarin], Chinese Social Sciences Today 27. 10. 2011.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Looks of Love and Loathing: Cultural Models of Vision and Emotion in Ancient Greece’, Mètis n.s. 9 (2011), 37-50.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Ransom and Revenge in the Iliad’, in S. Lambert (ed.), Sociable Man: Essays on Ancient Greek Social Behaviour in Honour of N. R. E. Fisher (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2011) 87-116.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Veiling Grief on the Tragic Stage’, in D. Munteanu (ed.), Emotion, Gender, and Genre (London: Bristol Classical Press, 2011) 15-33.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Poine and Apoina in the Iliad’, in M. Linder and S. Tausend (eds.), “Böser Krieg”: Exzessive Gewalt in der antiken Kriegsführung und Strategien zu deren Vermeidung. Vorträge gehalten im Rahmen der 6. Grazer Althistorischen Adventgespräche am 21. Dezember 2006 (Graz: Grazer Universitätsverlag/Leykam, 2011) 35-50.

Douglas Cairns, ‘The Principle of Alternation and the Tyrant’s Happiness in Bacchylidean Epincian,’ Symbolae Osloenses 85 (2011).

Douglas Cairns, ‘Honour and shame: Modern Controversies and Ancient Values’, Critical Quarterly, 53.1 (2011) 23-41.

Douglas Cairns, review article, D. Konstan, Before Forgiveness, Ancient History Bulletin Online Reviews 1 (2011), 103-13.

Douglas Cairns,  ‘Aidôs’, in M. Finkelberg (ed.), The Homer Encyclopedia (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) i. 19-20.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Anger’, in M. Finkelberg (ed.), The Homer Encyclopedia (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) i. 54-6.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Atê’, in M. Finkelberg (ed.), The Homer Encyclopedia (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) i. 108-9.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Honour’, in M. Finkelberg (ed.), The Homer Encyclopedia (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) ii. 367-9.

Douglas Cairns,  ‘Nemesis’, in M. Finkelberg (ed.), The Homer Encyclopedia (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) ii. 565.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Psyche’, in M. Finkelberg (ed.), The Homer Encyclopedia (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) ii. 688-9.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Shame’, in M. Finkelberg (ed.), The Homer Encyclopedia (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) iii. 790-2.

Douglas Cairns,  ‘Timê’, in M. Finkelberg (ed.), The Homer Encyclopedia (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) iii. 879.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Values’, in in M. Finkelberg (ed.), The Homer Encyclopedia (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) iii. 919-22.

Douglas Cairns and William Allan, ‘Conflict and Community in the Iliad’, in N. Fisher and H. van Wees (eds.), Competition in the Ancient World (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2011) 113-46.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Self and Society in the Iliad’, Omnibus 59 (2010) 3-5.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Shame’ in M. Gagarin (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009) vi. 296-8.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Weeping and Veiling: Grief, Display, and Concealment in Ancient Greek Culture’ in T. Fögen (ed.), Tears in the Greco-Roman World (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2009) 37-57.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Podgledi ljubezni in sovrastva: kulturni vzorci zrenja in custvovanja v strogrski kulturi’, Keria 10.2 (2008) 7-20.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Look Both Ways: Studying Emotion in Ancient Greek’, Critical Quarterly, 50.4 (2008) 43-62.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Dating Nemean 5 and Bacchylides 13: Criteria and Conclusions’, Nikephoros 20 (2007) 33-47.

Douglas Cairns and Vayos Liapis, Introduction, in D. Cairns and V. Liapis (eds), Dionysalexandros: Essays on Aeschylus and his Fellow Tragedians in Honour of Alexander F. Garvie (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2006) ix-xiv.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Virtue and Vicissitude: the Paradoxes of Ajax’, in D. Cairns and V. Liapis (eds), Dionysalexandros: Essays on Aeschylus and his Fellow Tragedians in Honour of Alexander F. Garvie (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2006) 99-132.

Douglas Cairns, Introduction, in D. Cairns (ed.) Body Language in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2005) ix-xxii.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Bullish Looks and Sidelong Glances: Social Interaction and the Eyes in Ancient Greek Culture’, in D. Cairns (ed.) Body Language in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2005) 123-55.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Myth and the Polis in Bacchylides’ Eleventh Ode’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 125 (2005) 35-50.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Values’, in J. Gregory (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Greek Tragedy (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005) 305-20.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Pity in the Classical World’, Hermathena 176 (2004) 59-74.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Myths and Metaphors of Mind and Mortality’, Hermathena, 175 (2003) 41-75.



Douglas Cairns,, ‘The Politics of Envy: Envy and Equality in Ancient Greece’, in D. Konstan and K. Rutter (eds.), Envy, Spite, and Jealousy: The Rivalrous Emotions in Ancient Greece (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2003) 235-52.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Ethics, Ethology, Terminology: Iliadic Anger and the Cross-cultural Study of Emotion’, in S. M. Braund and G. W. Most (eds.), Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (Yale Classical Studies 32, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) 11-49.



Douglas Cairns, ‘The Meaning of the Veil in Ancient Greek Culture’, in L. Llewellyn-Jones (ed.), Women’s Dress in the Ancient Greek World (London & Swansea: Duckworth/Classical Press of Wales, 2002) 73-93.

Douglas Cairns, ‘Anger and the Veil in Ancient Greek Culture’, Greece & Rome 48 (2001) 18-32.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Introduction’, in D. Cairns (ed.), Oxford Readings in Homer’s Iliad (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001) 1-56.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Affronts and Quarrels in the Iliad’, revised and expanded in D. Cairns (ed.), Oxford Readings in Homer’s Iliad (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001) 203-19.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Representations of Remorse and Reparation in Classical Greece’, in M. Cox (ed.), Remorse and Reparation (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999) 171-8.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Aôtos, Anthos, and the Death of Archemorus in Bacchylides’ Ninth Ode’, Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar 10 (1998) 57-73.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Form and Meaning in Bacchylides’ Fifth Ode’, Scholia 6 (1997) 34-48.



Douglas Cairns, ‘The Meadow of Artemis and the Character of the Euripidean Hippolytus’, Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica 57 (1997) 51-74.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Veiling, Aidôs, and a Red-figure Amphora by Phintias’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 116 (1996) 152-7 (+ Plate 1).



Douglas Cairns, ‘Hybris, Dishonour, and Thinking Big’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 116 (1996) 1-32.



Douglas Cairns, ‘“Off with her aidôs”: Herodotus 1. 8. 3-4’, Classical Quarterly 46 (1996) 78-83.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Affronts and Quarrels in the Iliad’, Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar 7 (1993) 155-67.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Shaming Friends: Sophocles’ Electra’, Prudentia 23 (1991) 19-30.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Mixing with Men and Nausicaa’s Nemesis’, Classical Quarterly 40 (1990) 263-6.



Douglas Cairns, ‘Problems in Aristotle’s Philosophy of Action’, Liverpool Classical Monthly 14.6 (1989) 86-9.