Reviews the history of Classical scholarship and the teaching of classics at Cape Town and Stellenbosch since 1652. Finds academic development was slow until the so- called Latin School was opened at Cape Town in 1714.
States Papyrus Bodmer IV, the recently discovered 3rd century papyrus containing the 'Dyskolos' of Menander, has three ways of indicating which character of the play is supposed to be speaking. Examines these methods
Objective is to briefly trace the derivation and the development of the meaning of 'Eunomia' from its earliest appearance in Homer through writers of the sixth, fifth and fourth centuries down to Diodorus and Plutarch
States the coinage of the ancient world has influenced the course of coinage throughout history and given it its main characteristics. Now deals but lightly with the economic aspects of ancient coinage for the interest of classical scholars lies mainly in its historical and artistic aspects
Usque ad ttagicorum Graecorum aetatem Creon in Labdacidum fabulis partes minimas agebat. Rex formae parum circumscriptae erat et speciei inanis, qui Laio tyranno confecto aut, postea, Oedipodi Thebas regendi impotenti successit. Cum fabulae de Oedipodis casibus Thebas permanavissent, Creon sensim in his locum obtinebat: primo Laio interfecto, deinde Oedipode oculis privato, postremo frattibus Eteode et Polynice inter se concisis regni procurator appellatur.
Wishes to record some observations on Catullus' use of refrain in the song of the Fates. Briefly refers to the traditional accounts of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis and to the tradition in marriage songs as the refrain's significance is derived from the singers.
Reconsiders Miss Baumbach's suggestion that the game referred to in Petronius 64.12 is similar to the familiar South African 'bok-bok' (Acta Classica vol. 2, 1959, p.70-71) and expands some of the points made in her article.
Focuses on a rather inconspicuous votive altar excavated on the site of the Axlepieion which had an inscription in Latin - something out of the ordinary in Pergamum. Closer inspection showed that the that the dedicator had been the 'lictor proxumus', i.e. chief lictor of a proconsul of Asia, whose name (in the genetive) reads as [sex] Noni Qvinctiliani.
States Silvanus ruled for twenty-eight days as Emperor at Cologne in the year 355. Ammianus Marcellinus is the main source for this rebellion against the authority of Constantius. Raises four questions which find no satisfactory answer in Ammianus' handling of the subject: Why did Silvanus not march against Constantius; not discuss such a possibility with Ursicinus; Proculus persist in upholding the innocence of his master; what happened in 355.
Intends to present Sebastian Castellio as an original thinker and a Latin author and then to point out the importance of the newly discovered work in the history of ideas during the Reformation period as well as for today: 'De haereticis, an sint persequendi, et omnino quomondo sit cum eis agendum, doctorum virorum cum beterum tum recentiorum sententiae'