Classics

Staff in Classics

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Dr Calum Maciver

MA, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer; Classics

 

Publications

Books:

Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica: Engaging Homer in Late Antiquity (Brill: Leiden, Boston 2012). [Reviews: L. Miguelez-Cavero, BMCR 2012; D. Fields, CR 2014; S. Bär, MH 2013, JHS 2014; J.J.S. Pinheiro, Agora 2015; U. Gärtner, Gnomon 2015]

 

Edited Books:

Greek Music, Drama, Sport, and Fauna:
The Collected Classical Papers of E.K. Borthwick, edited by Calum Maciver (Cambridge: Francis Cairns Publications, 2015).

 

Greek Notions of the Past in the Archaic and Classical Eras, Co-editor with J. Marincola and L. Llewellyn-Jones (Edinburgh University Press: Leventis Studies 2012).

 

Translations:

Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica: translated, with introduction and notes, in: Collected Imperial Greek Epics, edited by Whitmarsh, T. et al. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017 [forthcoming]

 

Articles in Journals

Triphiodorus and the Poetics of Imperial Greek Epic, Classical Philology (forthcoming), [12500 words]

 

Vergil and the Death of Pentheus in Ovid Metamorphoses III, Philologus 161.1 (2017), 145-161.

 

Truth, Narration, and Interpretation in Lucian’s Verae Historiae, American Journal of Philology 137.2 (2016), 219-250

 

Flyte of Odysseus: Allusion and the Hoplon Krisis in Quintus Smyrnaeus, Posthomerica 5, American Journal of Philology 133.4 (2012), 601-28.

 

Representative Bees in Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica, Classical Philology 107.1 (2012), 53-69

 

Reading Helen’s Excuses in Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica, Classical Quarterly 61.2 (2011), 688-701

 

Articles in Edited Books

‘Program and Poetics in Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica’, in Simms, R. (ed.) Brill’s Companion to Prequels, Sequels, and Retellings of Classical Epic (Brill: Leiden/Boston, 2018), 71-89.

 

'Parody, Symbol and the Literary Past in Lucian', in Alexiou, M. and Cairns, D.L. (eds) Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After (Edinburgh Leventis Studies: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 54-72.

 

‘Netherworld Destinations in Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica: Some (Homeric) Problems’, in Tanaseanu-Döbler, I. Lefteratou, A., Ryser, G. and Stamatopoulos, K. (eds) Reading the way to the Netherworld. Education and representations of the beyond in Later Antiquity (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2017), 123-137.

 

'Nonnus and Imperial Greek Poetry', in Accorinti, D. (ed.) Brill's Companion to Nonnus of Panopolis (Brill: Leiden, Boston, 2016), 529-548

 

'Returning to the Mountain of Arete: Reading Ecphrasis, Constructing Ethics in Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica', in Baumbach, M. and Bär, S.F. (eds) Quintus Smyrnaeus: Transforming Homer in Second Sophistic Epic (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2007), 259-284

 

Encyclopaedia Entries:

‘Quintus Smyrnaeus’, in Bagnall, R. S., Broderson, K., Champion, C. B., Erskine, A. and Huebner, S. R. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

                         

Most recent reviews:

Review of Ferreccio (A.) Commento al libro II dei Posthomerica di Quinto Smirneo. (Pleiadi 18, Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2014), for Classical Review (2017, 67.1, 57-9)

Review of Bozia, E. Lucian and his Roman voices: cultural exchanges and conflicts in the late Roman Empire. Routledge monographs in classical studies, 19. New York; London: Routledge, 2015, for Classical Review, (2016, 66.2, 379-81)

Review of Whitmarsh, T. Beyond The Second Sophistic: Adventures in Post-Classicism (Berkeley, 2013), Phoenix (2015, Vol. 68, No. 3/4 pp. 368-370).

Review of Lelli, E. et al. eds Quinto di Smirne: Il Seqguito Dell’ Iliade (Milan, 2013), for Classical Review (2014, 64.2, 1-2)

Review of Baumbach, M. and Bär, S. (eds) The Brill Companion to Greek and Latin Epyllion and its Reception (Leiden, 2013), for Bryn Mawr Classical Review http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2013/2013-12-02.html

Review of Oxford Classical Dictionary 4th Edition, for Classical Review (2013, 63.2, 584-5)

Review of Miguélez Cavero, L. Poems in Context: Greek Poetry in the Egyptian Thebaid 200-600 AD. Sozomena. Studies in the Recovery of Ancient Texts 2 (Berlin, 2008) for Classical Review (2013, 63.2, 404-6).

Review of Kim, L. Homer Between History and Fiction in Imperial Greek Literature (Cambridge, 2010) for CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History (2013, 42.3, 385-8).

Review of Luz, C. Technopaignia, Formspiele in der griechischen Dichtung (Leiden, 2010) for Journal of Hellenic Studies 132 (2012) 190-1.

Review of Finglass, Collard, Richardson (eds) Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry presented to M.L. West (Oxford, 2007), Classical Review 62.1 (2012) 3-4.