Tries to show some of the main differences between the Antigone of Sophocles and that of the modern Jean Anouilh. Feels a comparison of this drama with the original tragedy by Sophocles can throw light on the essential differences between ancient and modern drama. Hopes to show it to be possible to admire both these dramas as the manifestation, in two very different ages, of the power which this myth has over the minds of men.
Is a psychological investigation of ancient democracy and focuses on Athens because it is the most familiar and because Athens was the cultural capital of the Greek world during the period of this study.
States L. Edelstein regards Posdonius' ethical tenets as a heresy against the 'official' school doctrines. Thinks this thesis is at the very least debatable. Feels it is desirable to start with a few observations as to how Antiquity itself judged Posidonius and turns to the doxographers and Diogenes Laertius in particular. Puts the sources together before discussing Posidonius' ethics.
Presents some of the conclusions reached in a thesis, 'Prohibitions in the Greek New Testament - a study of MH with the present imperative and the aorist subjunctive', accepted for the D.Litt degree at the University of Pretoria in April 1958. Enquires into the tenability of the solutions offered, and to suggest a new interpretation of, and (especially) a new approach to the problem.
States Aristotle opposes the view that children born prematurely after eight months, never remain alive in a fragment from his Zoika. Examines this statement and Greek customs not to rear all their children, or that it was quite common to, under certain circumstances, to dispose of newborn infants. Does not intend to re-examine the whole field of evidence relevant to Athens of the classical period.
Suggests that, though the evidence is not conclusive, that the South African game 'Bok-Bok', a favourite of school-boys, together with similar games in other countries, is also part of a Roman inheritance.
States promagistracy of the Republic of Rome was extensively controlled by the Senate. Finds it surprising that among Sulla's reforms in 81, provision was made that consuls and praetors should as a rule assume promagistracies in a territorial province. Poses questions concerning Sulla's provision regarding promagistracies' formulation of or a change in custom, and how that provision accorded with the general tenor of his legislation.
Hopes to throw some light on the problem as to why the Romans, at the height of their empire in the second century of our era, failed to apply scientific ingenuity and technical skill to overcome some of the problems in their economy, by carefully examining the technical resources available for industrial production in the Empire; and, by taking into account the conditions affecting the rate of expansion of industry under modern conditions
During August 1518 a Swabian humanist, Philipp Schwarzerd delivered his inaugural address as newly appointed Professor of Greek at the University of Wittenberg. The ideas in this speech were subsequently elaborated in countless declamations, disputations and handbooks. Now attempts to present anew this very significant 'declamatio' by way of an Afrikaans translation, and to clear upa few of the numerous obscurities of the original text.
Is confined to the glaze and the firing of Attic black-figured and red figured vases. Includes some extracts from historical surveys provided by Binns and Frase. States the problem of the Attic glaze is twofold, i.e. the colours, and the glaze
A list of contributions - both scholarly and popular - concerning all aspects of Classical antiquity or the teaching of the Classics, that have been published by classicists from Southern Africa during the years 1950-1959.