Hugh Lloyd-Jones is the Regius Professor of Greek Emeritus at Oxford University. His many books include The Justice of Zeus, the Oxford Text of Sophocles, and three volumes of Sophocles for the Loeb Classical Library. (December 2000)


Who Was Hadrian?

Hadrian: The Restless Emperor

by Anthony R. Birley
Even if one does not agree with the German scholar Otto Hirschfeld, who in 1905 called Hadrian “the most remarkable of all the Roman emperors,” one may agree with Sir Samuel Dill, at one time professor at Belfast, who a year earlier had called him “the most interesting” among them.

Becoming Homer

Epic Singers and Oral Tradition

by Albert Bates Lord

Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet

by Barry B. Powell
The visitor to the library of the classical faculty at Harvard sees many photographs of past professors, almost all imposing, bearded figures; so imposing are they that it comes as a rude shock when one remarks that many of them have no very notable achievements to their credit. But among …

Welcome Homer!

Homer: The Iliad

translated by Robert Fagles, introduction and notes by Bernard Knox

The Iliad for Speaking Steingrabenstrasse 20, 8036 Briebrunntam Ammersee, Germany)

translated by Michael Reck
Homer has never lacked readers, not even during the long period in which the essential unity of his poems was denied, and all the problems presented by the poems were solved in terms of conflicting theories of multiple authorship, so that finally scholars questioned even his ability to depart from …

Life Styles of the Rich and Famous

Caligula: The Corruption of Power

by Anthony A. Barrett


by Barbara Levick
Since ancient times, much of the historical writing about communities governed by monarchies has taken the form of royal or imperial biography. Many scholars have deplored this, objecting that too much concentration on rulers removes attention from the realm as a whole and concentrates it on the capital, encouraging the …