This new Brill series “Ancient Philosophy & Religion” provides an interdisciplinary platform for monographs, edited volumes and commentaries on this issue. It is edited by two leading scholars in the fields it brings together, George Boys-Stones (Ancient Philosophy) and George van Kooten (New Testament Studies), and is supported by an editorial board whose members are known for their work in the area. It invites scholars of ancient philosophy, Classics, early Judaism, ancient Judaism, New Testament & early Christianity, and all other relevant fields, to showcase their research on ancient philosophy and religion and to contribute to the debate.
The series’ subject matter is symbolized by its icon, used by courtesy and permission of the New Acropolis Museum in Athens. It represents a dialogue between philosophers, as shown on one of the reliefs of the funeral sacrificial table (mensa) from the “House of Proclus” on the Southern slope of the Acropolis at Athens, excavated in 1955. Dating from 350-325 BC, the reliefs of the mensa depict, after the lamentation and the farewell, the posthumous encounter of the deceased with the philosophers (1950 NAM 90).
The editors very much welcome proposals for monographs, edited volumes and even commentaries on relevant texts.
The most successful Companion volumes focus on authors, genres or themes on whom or on which there has been recent scholarly attention that has provoked new perspectives and new questions on which there is ample scope for debate. Ideally, Companions look backwards at a history of scholarship that might include the very emergence of a field, and forwards to future questions and lines of enquiry. Successful Companions regularly raise explicit questions about the boundaries of genres or themes, but it is hard to put together a coherent volume on a field that is as yet poorly defined.
The aim of a Companion is not to be exhaustive, but to give a lively sense of current debates, and to encourage participation in future debates. Editors should commission and curate articles that offer the target, graduate-level audience insight into the most pertinent questions that are and should be asked about the author, genre or theme on which the volume is focused. Editors should frame the volume with an introduction and sections that make these questions explicit, and they should make every effort to ensure that individual essays are participating in conversations that are shared across the volume. It is therefore important to insert cross-references where articles complement each other or where they disagree with one another.
SEG presents complete Greek texts of all new inscriptions with a critical apparatus; it summarizes new readings, interpretations and studies of known inscriptions, and occasionally presents the Greek text of these documents.
Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum is also available as an online database. For more information please view www.brill.com/sego.
The series has published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
Ancient Philosophy, Ancient History, Ancient Religion, Greek and Roman Literature, Epigraphy & Papyrology, Archeology
This e-book collection is part of Brill's Humanities and Social Sciences E-Book collection.
The list of titles per collection can be found here.
This product consists of the following titles:
• A Companion to the Greek Lyric Poets, Edited by Douglas E. Gerber
• A New Companion to Homer, Edited by Ian Morris and Barry Powell
• Brill's Companion to Apollonius Rhodius. Second, Revised Edition, Edited by Theodore D. Papanghelis and Antonios Rengakos
• Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Pastoral, Edited by Marco Fantuzzi and Theodore Papanghelis
• Brill's Companion to Ovid, Edited by Barbara Weiden Boyd, Bowdoin College, Brunswick
• Brill's Companion to Propertius, Edited by Hans-Christian Günther
• Solon of Athens. New Historical and Philological Approaches, Edited by Josine H. Blok and André P.M.H. Lardinois