Research Articles (Ancient Studies)

 

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  • The canines of Horace's Epodes 

    Meyer, John C. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2014)
    A wide variety of animal imagery occurs in the Epodes (i.e. canines, reptiles and amphibians, birds, farm animals, marine animals, wild animals and mythical animals); however for the purposes of this article I will focus ...

  • Landscaping the body : anatomical-geographical bawdy in Aristophanes and Shakespeare, and politically incorrect humour 

    Pauw, F. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2014)
    In this article two bawdy passages are compared. In Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, Athenian and Spartan negotiators, driven to a state of desperation by their women’s sex-strike, map out their respective sexo-territorial demands ...

  • Cognition and context in translation analysis : contextual frames of reference in Bible translation 

    Berman, Sidney K. (Stellenbosch University, 2014)
    This article describes the concept of contextual frames of reference (CFR) and explains its importance to the analysis of Bible translations. The article starts by explaining the idea of cognition, which is fundamental to ...

  • Wat maak jou mummie? ’n Oorsig van die stand van mummienavorsing aan die hand van die 8ste wêreldkongres 

    Slabbert, Ruhan; Swanepoel, Liani; Cornelius, Izak (Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, 2015-01)
    Die doel van hierdie artikel is om opsommend al die temas en studierigtings te beskryf wat by die 8ste Wêreldkongres oor Mummienavorsing aangebied is om die huidige stand van die bestudering van mummies aan te dui. Mummies ...

  • “Living in a place called exile” : the universals of the alienation caused by isolation 

    Claassen, Jo-Marie (AOSIS Publishing, 2003-08-01)
    Although various aspects of Ovid’s emotional reactions to exile have been researched, there has so far been no extended practical study that places the emotional content of his works into a new political context. In ...

  • Towards redefining Socratic irony 

    Warren, L. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2013)
    The nature and function of Socratic irony has been much disputed in contemporary scholarship, and there is no source which offers a satisfactory account of Socratic irony. In this article I firstly argue that Socrates’ ...

  • Word pictures : visualising with Ovid 

    Claassen, Jo-Marie (Classical Association of South Africa, 2013)
    Ovid verbally portrays three different modes of ‘seeing’. In the Metamorphoses readers mentally ‘watch’ his various protagonists seeing or being seen. In the elegiac poetry readers are often induced to share the field of ...

  • Horace's claim to fame in Odes Book 1 : a question of expectations? 

    Thom, S. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2013)
    The first book of Odes introduces the reader to a carefully conceived sequence of poems. This article argues that with this sequence a larger more philosophical Sitz im Leben1 is suggested for the individual poems as well ...

  • The deer hunter : a portrait of Aeneas 

    De Villiers, A. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2013)
    The theme of hunting occurs throughout the Aeneid at strategic points to link specific events and foreshadow certain outcomes. Many scholars have noted the increasingly ominous nature of hunting in the epic: from Aeneas’s ...

  • Magic realism in Aristophanes? 

    Pauw, F. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2012)
    The term ‘magic realism’, normally reserved for twentieth- century novels with a mixture of realistic and fantastic elements, has not, to my knowledge, been applied to the comedies of Aristophanes. In this article I examine ...

  • Looking inside votive creatures : computed tomography (CT) scanning of ancient Egyptian mummified animals in Iziko Museums of South Africa : a preliminary report 

    Cornelius, I.; Swanepoel, L. C.; Du Plessis, A.; Slabbert, R. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2012)
    The ancient Egyptians mummified many more animals than humans. The study of ancient Egyptian animal mummies is varied and extensive. Currently new methodologies and modern technology are being used to unlock the secrets ...

  • Some classical hypotexts in Margaret Doody's 'Aristotle and poetic justice' 

    Pauw, F. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2011)
    The philosopher Aristotle appears in seven detective novels by the academic Margaret Doody in which he makes use of his investigative powers to solve murder mysteries. In Aristotle and poetic justice Stephanos, a friend ...

  • Translating metaphors into Afrikaans in a source language-oriented translation of the Hebrew Bible 

    Van Der Merwe, Christo H. J.; Hendriks, Elisabet (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2006)
    How should metaphors be treated in a source language-oriented translation of the Bible with the following translation brief? Create a source language-oriented translation of the Bible in idiomatic Afrikaans which can be ...

  • Marked word order in the book of Joel 

    Van Der Merwe, Christo H. J.; Wendland, Ernst R. (Department of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University, 2010)
    The function of BH word order (or more specifically clause constituent order) patterns has received considerable attention during the last two decades. Recently, Lunn (2006) provided an innovative explanation of how the ...

  • Lexical meaning in biblical Hebrew and cognitive semantics : a case study 

    Van Der Merwe, Christo H. J. (Biblica, 2006)
    In a recent survey of Biblical Hebrew lexica(l), it was pointed out that the theoretical frames of reference underlying both the older classics such as Brown-Driver-Briggs (=BDB)(2) and Koehler and Baumgartner (=KB)e), ...

  • Biblical Hebrew lexicology : a cognitive linguistic perspective 

    Van Der Merwe, Christo H. J. (Waltrop, 2006)
    Hebrew (=BH) and other Semitic languages, one seldom comes across explicit definitions of the term “lexicography”. An exception is O’Connor (2002). According to him, lexicography seeks to guide and describe the ...

  • The Difference between הִנֵּה ,הֵן and רְאֵה 

    Van Der Merwe, Christo H. J.; Gross , Erasmus (ed); Stipp, Hermann-Josef (ed) (Herder GmbH, 2011)
    The present work investigates the differences between three apparent nearsynonyms הִנֵּה ,הֵן and רְאֵה . Their semantic potential is established on the basis of exhaustive studies of the occurrences of each form in the ...

  • Biblical Hebrew word order : the interface of information structure and formal features 

    Van Der Merwe, C. H. J.; Talstra, Eep; Bartelmus, Rudiger (ed); Jenni, Ernst (ed); Kedar-Kopfstein, Benjamin (ed); Lichtenberger, Hermann (ed); Lipinski, Edward (ed); Muller, Hans-Peter (ed); Renz, Johannes (ed); Segert, Stanislav (ed); Stuckenbruck, Loren T. (ed) (W. Kohlhammer, 2003)
    In recent years different theoretical frames of reference were used in attempts to better understand the language(s) of the Hebrew Bible. While the 19th and first half of the 20th century were dominated by historical-comparative ...

  • Another look at the biblical Hebrew focus particle כּﬦ 

    Van Der Merwe, C. H. J. (Oxford University Press, 2009)
    Despite the attention devoted to כּﬦ from various angles in recent years, there has been no exhaustive treatment in terms of all its occurrences in the Hebrew Bible. In this revision of the author's own detailed description ...

  • The Bible in Afrikaans : a direct translation – a new type of church Bible 

    Van Der Merwe, Christo H. J. (AOSIS Publishing, 2012-07)
    Translating the Bible so that target audiences can easily understand the meaning of the text has dominated the theory and practice of Bible translation since the 1960s. Source oriented translations that are typically ...

  • Catullus 22 : Hoi Neoteroi : everyman's verse or supercillious snobbery? 

    Van der Westhuizen, Natasje (Stellenbosch University. Dept. of Ancient Studies., 2010)
    CASA Essay. The paper judged to be the best student essay submitted to Akroterion by December 8, preceding publication of the volume for that specific year, is published annually as the CASA / KVSA Essay. The competition, ...

  • Doing justice to Zeus : on texts and commentaries 

    Thom, Johan C. (SA ePublications, 2005)
    The Hymn to Zeus by the Stoic philosopher Cleanthes is one of the most intriguing texts to survive from tl1e Hellenist:ic period, and of great significance for the history of Hellenistic philosophy, the history of ...

  • A cognitive linguistic approach to the emotion of anger in the Old Testament 

    Kotze, Zacharias (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2004-12)
    This article reviews several approaches to the study of anger in the Old Testament. It focuses on the use of methodology in these trends with specific reference to the common neglect of Classical Hebrew terminology and ...