Hellenica: Volume III


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Table of Contents

1: Towards Monotheism
2: Early Greek Philosophy
3: Alcman and Pythagoras
4: Ab Ov: The Origins of the Ionian World Model
5: The Date of Zoroaster
6: The Midnight Planet
7: Cosmology in the Greek Tragedians
8: The Eternal Triangle: The Curious Cosmology of Petron of Himera
9: Seventeen Distorted Mirrors in Plato
10: An Atomist Illustration in Aristotle
11: The Cosmology of Hippocrates, De Hebdomadibus
Music and Metre
12: The Transmission of Greek Music: Then and Now
13: When is a Harp a Panpipe?
14: Ion of Chios on the Eleven-stringed Lyre
15: Alcidamas(?)
16: The Christian Hymn from Oxyrhynchus: Greek Music or Syriac?
17: Music Therapy in Antiquity
18: Three Topics in Greek Metre: Catalexis, Anceps, Caesura
19: Grey Uniforms and Lopsided Disguises: Sicking's Verslehre
20: W. S. Allen's Theory of Stress in Classical Greek
21: Theocritus and the Aeolic Base
Literary Byways. Varia
22: The Greek Poetess: Her Role and Image
23: The Name of Aphrodite
24: Rhapsodes at Festivals
25: The Contest of Homer and Hesiod
26: The Ascription of Fables to Aesop in Archaic and Classical Greece
27: Fable and Disputation
28: Ion of Chios
29: Erinna
30: The Way of a Maid with a Moke: P. Oxy. 4762
31: Longinus and the Grandeur of God
32: Magnus and Marcellinus: Unnoticed Acrostics in the cyranides
33: The Eighth Homeric Hymn and Proclus
34: Two Regius Professors of Greek
35: Obiter Dicta
Supplementary list of publications
1: Greek Words and Forms
2: Passages
3: General
4: Publications reprinted or excerpted in Hellenica I-III

About the Author

The late Martin West was a Fellow and Praelector at University College, Oxford, from 1963 to 1974, then Professor of Greek at Bedford and Royal Holloway Colleges London till 1991, and a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College Oxford from 1991 to 2004.


the volume is a joy
*Edith Hall, Bryn Mawr Classical Review*

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