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Prof. Stephen Halliwell FBA FRSE

Professor of Greek and Wardlaw Professor of Classics

fsh@st-andrews.ac.uk

Phone: 01334 462617

Room: S9

Research profile

Research Interests

  • Greek literature, especially tragedy and comedy.
  • Greek philosophical poetics and aesthetics, especially in Plato, Aristotle and ‘Longinus’.
  • The influence and reinterpretation of Greek texts and ideas in later European culture, including Nietzsche. 

My published research ranges widely across both Greek literature (from Homer to late antiquity) and Greek philosophy (from Plato to Neoplatonism), as well as dealing with the interface between literature and philosophy. I have tried – especially in my books on mimesis, laughter, and Greek poetics – to harness large questions of cultural understanding to the close reading of individual texts. I believe that good research in Classics requires a combination of high linguistic standards with wide intellectual horizons. 

Current Research

  • My main project is a new edition (with introduction, text, and commentary) of ‘Longinus’ On the Sublime. This will appear in the first instance in Italian in the series ‘Scrittori greci e latini’ published by the Fondazione Lorenzo Valla in Milan.
  • I am also working on, or have recently completed, a number of articles/book chapters: topics include citizen encounters in Aristophanes, various aspects of Plato’s writing, Aristotle and literary history, the relationship between Greek and Roman conceptions of criticism, jokes in Greek culture, Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy, and Tolstoy’s aesthetics of opera.

Research students

  • I have supervised research theses on authors including Homer, Aeschylus and the presocratics, Aristophanes, Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle, Demosthenes, and Heliodorus, as well as on topics such as death and dying in Greek and Roman literature and philosophy, Greek ideas of beauty, Greek conceptions of culpability, Stoic aesthetics, and Leopardi and Greek pessimism.
  • I am interested in supervising research theses (i) in any area of Greek literature, (ii) on topics that combine Greek literature and philosophy, or (iii) on comparative projects dealing with both ancient and modern texts.

Publications

Aristophanes Frogs and other plays : a new verse translation, with introduction and notes
Halliwell, F. S., 10 Nov 2016, Oxford: Oxford UP. 400 p. (Oxford world's classics)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Aristophanes Clouds, Women at the Thesmophoria, Frogs: a verse translation, with introduction and notes
Halliwell, F. S., 12 Nov 2015, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 400 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics from Homer to Longinus
Halliwell, F. S., 2011, Oxford University Press. 431 p. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570560.001.0001
Research output: Book/ReportBook

L'Estetica della Mimesis: testi antichi e problemi moderni
Halliwell, F. S., 2009, Aesthetica Edizioni, Palermo.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Greek Laughter: A Study of Cultural Psychology from Homer to Early Christianity
Halliwell, F. S., 2008, Cambridge University Press. 616 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

The Aesthetics of Mimesis: Ancient Texts and Modern Problems
Halliwell, F. S., 2002, Princeton University Press. 424 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Aristophanes: Birds and Other Plays
Halliwell, F. S., 1998, World's Classics ed. Oxford University Press. 297 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Aristotle's Poetics
Halliwell, F. S., 1998, 2nd ed. Duckworth.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Aristophanes: Birds, Lysistrata, Assembly-Women, Wealth. A New Verse Translation with Introduction and Notes
Halliwell, F. S., 1997, Oxford University Press.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Aristotle Poetics (with Longinus on the Sublime and Demetrius On Style)
Halliwell, F. S., 1995, Harvard University Press. 533 p. (Loeb Classical Library)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Plato Republic 5: with an Introduction, Translation and Commentary
Halliwell, F. S., 1993, Aris and Phillips Ltd.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis
Halliwell, F. S., Sommerstein, A., Henderson, J. & Zimmermann, B., 1993, Levante Editori. 617 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Plato Republic 10: with an Introduction, Translation and Commentary
Halliwell, F. S., 1988, Aris and Phillips Ltd.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

The Poetics of Aristotle: Translation and Commentary
Halliwell, F. S., 1987, Duckworth.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Aristotle's Poetics
Halliwell, F. S., 1986, Duckworth. 369 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

'”Inside and Outside the Mind”: the Greek Poetics of Inspiration’
Halliwell, F. S., 2020, (In preparation) Poetics Before Modernity: Literary Theory in the West from Antiquity to 1700. Brljak, V. & Lazarus, M. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Longinus and Quintilian: Greco-Roman Perspectives on the Nature of Criticism
Halliwell, F. S., 2020, (In preparation) Greek Literary Critics and Latin Texts. de Jonge, C. (ed.). Leiden: Brill
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

'Aristotle', 'Collaboration', and 'Plagiarism' [3 entries]
Halliwell, F. S., 2019, Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Greek Comedy. Sommerstein, A. (ed.).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

'We were there too': philosophers in the theatre
Halliwell, F. S., Dec 2018, Synagonizesthai. Essays in Honour of Guido Avezzù. Bigliazzi, S., Lupi, F. & Ugolini, G. (eds.). Skenè, p. 15-39 (Skenè: Texts and Studies).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Tolstoy, Opera, and the Problem of Aesthetic Seduction
Halliwell, F. S., Nov 2018, Tolstoy and his Problems: Views from the Twenty-First Century. Medzhibovskaya, I. (ed.). Northwestern University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Imagining Divine Laughter in Homer and Lucian
Halliwell, F. S., 2017, Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After. Alexiou, M. & Cairns, D. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 36-53 https://doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0003
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Paradoxes of Platonism in the History of Aesthetics
Halliwell, F. S., 2017, (Accepted/In press) Plato and Platonisms. Beck, M. & Opsomer, J. (eds.). Leuven University Press
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The Poetics of Emotional Expression: Some Problems of Ancient Theory
Halliwell, F. S., 2017, Emotions in the Classical World. Cairns, D. & Nelis, D. (eds.). Franz Steiner Verlag, p. 105-123
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Was Aristotle a Literary Historian?
Halliwell, F. S., 2017, Literaturgeschichtsschreibung in der Antike. Grethlein, J. & Rengakos, A. (eds.). de Gruyter, p. 189-211
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Review of J. I. Porter, The Sublime in Antiquity
Halliwell, F. S., Sep 2016, Bryn Mawr Classical Review . Vol. 2016-09-25.
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Eros and Life-Values in Plato's Symposium
Halliwell, F. S., 2016, Plato in Symposium: Selected Papers from the 10th Symposium Platonicum. Tulli, M. & Erler, M. (eds.). Akademie-Verlag, p. 3-13
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Despre fictiune (Romanian translation of English article on 'Fiction')
Halliwell, F. S., 2016, In Fiction We Trust. Partenie, C. & Bulai, A. (eds.). Bucharest: Polirom, p. 23-43
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Plato, Poetry and the Problems of Hermeneutics
Halliwell, F. S., 2016, Reflections on Plato's Poetics: Essays from Beijing. Benitez, R. & Wang, K. (eds.). Academic Printing and Publishing (AP Publishing), p. 39-54
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Book and its Author: (Foreword to new edition of K. J. Dover, Greek Homosexuality)
Halliwell, F. S., 2016, Greek Homosexuality. Bloomsbury Academic, p. vii-xiv
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Ancient Beginnings
Halliwell, F. S., 2015, Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature. Gibson, J. & Carroll, N. (eds.). Routledge, p. 3-12
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Fiction
Halliwell, F. S., 2015, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics. Destree, P. & Murray, P. (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, p. 341-353
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Laughter
Halliwell, F. S., Jun 2014, Cambridge companion to Greek comedy. Revermann, M. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 189-205 (Cambridge companions to literature). https://doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781139015356.013
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Diegesis - Mimesis
Halliwell, F. S., 2014, Handbook of Narratology. Huehn, P. (ed.). 2nd ed. Berlin: de Gruyter, Vol. 1. p. 129-37
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Greek Gods and the Archaic Aesthetics of Life
Halliwell, F. S., 2014, Paradeigmata: Studies in Honour of Øivind Andersen, eds. E. K. Emilsson et al.. Norwegian Institute at Athens, p. 121-7
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Unity of Art without Unity of Life? A Question about Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy
Halliwell, F. S., 2013, Renaissances de la Tragédie. Zagdoun, M-A. & Malhomme, F. (eds.). Naples: Accademia Pontaniana, p. 25-39 (Atti Accademia Pontaniana; vol. Supplemento LXI).
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‘Katharsis’, ‘Laughter/Ridicule/Mockery’, and ‘Poetics of Tragedy’
Halliwell, F. S., 2013, Blackwell Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy. Roisman, H. (ed.). New York: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 743-5, 762-4, 982-6
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Amousia: living without the Muses
Halliwell, F. S., 2012, Aesthetic Value in Classical Antiquity. Sluiter, I. & Rosen, R. (eds.). Brill, p. 15-45 (Mnemosyne, Supplements; vol. 350).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Aristotelian Mimesis between Theory and Practice
Halliwell, F. S., 2012, Rethinking Mimesis: Concepts and Practices of Literary Representation. Isomaa, S. (ed.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 1-22
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Beyond the Mirror of Nature: Plato's Ethics of Visual Form
Halliwell, F. S., 2012, Plato on Art and Beauty. Denham, A. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 173-204
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Diegesis-Mimesis
Halliwell, F. S., 2012, The living handbook of narratology.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Mimesis
Halliwell, F. S., 2012, Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 3rd edn.. Greene, R. (ed.). Princeton University Press, p. 884-6
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Mimesis
Halliwell, F. S., 2012, Continuum Companion to Plato. Press, G. (ed.). Continuum, p. 207-209
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Antidotes and Incantations: is there a Cure for Poetry in Plato's Republic?
Halliwell, F. S., 2011, Plato and the Poets. Destree, P. & Herrmann, F-G. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 241-66
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Plato
Halliwell, F. S., 2011, Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music. Gracyk, T. & Kania, T. (eds.). p. 307-316
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The theory and practice of narrative in Plato
Halliwell, F. S., Aug 2009, Narratology and interpretation: The content of narrative form in ancient literature. Grethlein, J. & Rengakos, A. (eds.). de Gruyter, p. 15-41 27 p. (Trends in Classics; vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110214536.1.15
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Aesthetics in Antiquity
Halliwell, F. S., 2009, Companion to Aesthetics. Davies, S. (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, p. 10-22
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Aristotle
Halliwell, F. S., 2009, Companion to Aesthetics. Davies, S. (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, p. 147-9
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Catharsis
Halliwell, F. S., 2009, Companion to Aesthetics. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 182-3
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Plato
Halliwell, F. S., 2009, Companion to Aesthetics. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 472-4
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The Life-and-Death Journey of the Soul: Interpreting the Myth of Er
Halliwell, F. S., Aug 2007, The Cambridge Companion to Plato's Republic. Ferrari, G. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 445-473 (The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture). https://doi.org/10.1017/CCOL0521839637.016
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Fra estasi e verità: Longino e la psicologia dell'estetica
Halliwell, F. S., 2007, Sublime [special issue of Aequum Antiquum, dated 3 (2003)]. p. 65-77
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An Aristotelian Perspective on Plato's Dialogues
Halliwell, F. S., 2006, New Essays on Plato: Language and Thought in Fourth-Century Greek Philosophy. Herrmann, F. (ed.). Classical Press of Wales, p. 189-211
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Katharsis
Halliwell, F. S., 2006, The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Borchert, D. (ed.). Macmillan Publishers ( incl. Palgrave, Picador), p. 2nd edn.,
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Mimesis
Halliwell, F. S., 2006, Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Borchert, D. (ed.). Macmillan Publishers ( incl. Palgrave, Picador), p. 2nd edn.,
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Plato and Aristotle on the Denial of Tragedy
Halliwell, F. S., 2006, Oxford Readings in Ancient Literary Criticism. Laird, A. (ed.). p. 115-41
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La mimèsis reconsidérée: une optique platonicienne
Halliwell, F. S. & Dixsaut, M. (ed.), 2005, Études sur la République de Platon. Paris: Vrin, Vol. I. p. 43-63
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Learning from Suffering: Ancient Responses to Tragedy
Halliwell, F. S., 2005, The Blackwell Companion to Greek Tragedy. Gregory, J. (ed.). Blackwell, p. 394-412
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Aischrology, Shame, and Comedy
Halliwell, F. S., 2004, Freedom of Speech in Classical Antiquity. Rosen, R. & Sluiter, I. (eds.). Brill, p. 115-144
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Aristotelianism and Anti-Aristotelianism in Attitudes to the Theatre
Halliwell, F. S. & Theodorakopoulos, E. (ed.), 2004, Attitudes to Theatre from Plato to Milton. Bari: Levante Editori, p. 57-75
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Plato
Halliwell, F. S., Groden, M. (ed.), Kreiswirth, M. (ed.) & Szeman, I. (ed.), 2004, Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, p. 742-748
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Aristoteles und die Geschichte der Ästhetik
Halliwell, F. S., Buchheim, T. (ed.), Flashar, H. (ed.) & King, R. (ed.), 2003, Kann man heute noch etwas anfangen mit Aristoteles. Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag, p. 164-183
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La questione dello specchio: la critica platonica della mimesis pittorica
Halliwell, F. S. & Borsari, A. (ed.), 2003, Politiche della mimesis: Antropologia, rappresentazione, performatività. Milan: Mimesis editore, p. 99-112
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The Status of Performance in Aristotle's Theory of Drama
Halliwell, F. S. & Koutras, D., 2003, Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium for Aristotelian Philosophy. Society for Aristotelian Studies, Athens, p. 113 - 135
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Aristophanic Sex: the Erotics of Shamelessness
Halliwell, F. S., 2002, The Sleep of Reason: Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome. Nussbaum, MC. & Sihvola, J. (eds.). Chicago University Press, p. 120 - 42
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La "forza demonica" della tragedia e le sue tracce antiche nel pensiero di Nietzsche
Halliwell, F. S. & Angelucci, D. (ed.), 2002, Arte e Daimon. Macerata: Quodlibet, p. 189-205
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Aristotelian Mimesis and Human Understanding
Halliwell, F. S., 2001, Making Sense of Aristotle: Essays in Poetics. Andersen, Ø. & Haarberg, J. (eds.). Duckworth, p. 87 - 107
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Aristophanes
Halliwell, F. S., 2000, Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English. Classe, O. (ed.). Fitzroy Dearborn, p. vol. 1, 77-8
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Aristotle's Poetics
Halliwell, F. S., 2000, Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English. Classe, O. (ed.). Fitzroy Dearborn, p. vol. 1, 79-80
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Classical Philosophy
Halliwell, F. S., 2000, Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation. France, P. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 375-80
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Le rire rituel et la nature de l'Ancienne Comédie Attique
Halliwell, F. S., 2000, Le rire des Grecs: anthropologie du rire en Grèce ancienne. Editions Jérôme Millon, p. 155-68
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Nature, Culture and Morality: Plato's Thrasymachus Reconsidered
Halliwell, F. S., 2000, Double Standards in the Ancient and Medieval World. Pollmann, K. (ed.). Duehrkohp and Radicke, p. 185-99
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Plato and Painting
Halliwell, F. S., 2000, Word and Image in Ancient Greece. Rutter, K. & Sparkes, B. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 99-116
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Aristotelian Mimesis Reevaluated
Halliwell, F. S., 1999, Aristotle Critical Assessments vol. IV: Politics, Rhetoric and Aesthetics. Gerson, L. (ed.). Routledge, p. 313-36
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The Importance of Plato and Aristotle for Aesthetics
Halliwell, F. S., 1999, Aristotle Critical Assessments Vol IV: Politics, Rhetoric and Aesthetics. Gerson, L. (ed.). Routledge, p. 289-312
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Aristotle: Form and Unity
Halliwell, F. S., 1998, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Kelly, M. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. vol. 1, 101-4
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Between Public and Private: Tragedy and Athenian Experience of Rhetoric
Halliwell, F. S., 1997, Greek Tragedy and the Historian. Pelling, C. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 121-141
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Philosophical Rhetoric or Rhetorical Philosophy? The Strange Case of Isocrates
Halliwell, F. S., 1997, The Rhetoric Canon. Schildgen, B. (ed.). Wayne State University Press, p. 107-25
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The Republic's Two Critiques of Poetry
Halliwell, F. S., 1997, Platon Republik. Höffe, O. (ed.). Akademie-Verlag, p. 313-32
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Tragic Poets
Halliwell, F. S., 1997, Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy. Zeyl, D. (ed.). Greenwood Press, p. 434-9
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Aesthetics
Halliwell, F. S., 1996, Oxford Classical Dictionary. Hornblower, S. & Spawforth, A. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 29-30
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Philosophers on Poetry
Halliwell, F. S., 1996, Oxford Classical Dictionary. Hornblower, S. & Spawforth, A. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 1169-70
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Plato's Repudiation of the Tragic
Halliwell, F. S., 1996, Tragedy and the Tragic. Silk, M. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 332-49
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The Challenge of Rhetoric to Political and Ethical Theory in Aristotle
Halliwell, F. S., 1996, Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric. Rorty, A. (ed.). University of California Press, p. 175-90
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Forms of Address: Socratic Vocatives in Plato
Halliwell, F. S., 1995, Lo Spettacolo delle Voci; Levante Editori, parte seconda. De Martino, F. & Sommerstein, AH. (eds.). Bari, p. 87-121
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Plato, Imagination and Romanticism
Halliwell, F. S., 1995, The Passionate Intellect: Essays on the Transformation of Classical Traditions Presented to I. G. Kidd. Ayres, L. (ed.). Transaction Publishers, p. 23-37
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Justifying the world as an aesthetic phenomenon
Halliwell, S., Dec 2018, In : Cambridge Classical Journal. 64, p. 91-112 https://doi.org/10.1017/S1750270518000064
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Sir Kenneth Dover
Halliwell, F. S., 2014, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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Kenneth James Dover 1920-2010
Halliwell, F. S. & Russell, D. A., 2012, In : Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy. 11, p. 153-75
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'And then they began to sing.' Reflections on Tolstoy and Music
Halliwell, F. S., 2010, In : COLLeGIUM.
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The poetics of Aristotle in the poetry theory of the Cinquecento
Halliwell, S., 2008, In : Classical Review. 58, p. 616-618 3 p. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009840X08001455
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What is there to laugh about in Menander?
Halliwell, F. S., 2007, In : Dioniso. 6, p. 198-213
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Isocrates and civic education.
Halliwell, S., 2006, In : Classical Review. 56, p. 36-37 2 p. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009840X05000193
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Theophrastus: 'Characters', edited with introduction, translation and commentary
Halliwell, S., 2006, In : Hermathena. p. 127-129 3 p.
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Greek Laughter and the Problem of the Absurd
Halliwell, F. S., 2005, In : Arion. 13, 2, p. 121-146 26 p.
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Greek gods, human lives - What we learn from myths
Halliwell, S., 16 Apr 2004, In : TLS, The Times Literary Supplement. p. 88 1 p.
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Moral psychology of catharsis, a essay of reconstruction
Halliwell, S., Oct 2003, In : Études Philosophiques. p. 499 20 p.
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Eros and Polis: Desire and community in Greek political theory
Halliwell, S., 20 Jun 2003, In : TLS, The Times Literary Supplement. p. 32-32 1 p.
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Gender and the city in Euripides' political plays
Halliwell, S., 20 Jun 2003, In : TLS, The Times Literary Supplement. p. 32-32 1 p.
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Love among the ruins: The erotics of democracy in Classical Athens
Halliwell, S., 20 Jun 2003, In : TLS, The Times Literary Supplement. p. 32-32 1 p.
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Interpreting a classic - Demosthenes and his ancient commentators
Halliwell, S., 14 Feb 2003, In : TLS, The Times Literary Supplement. p. 11-11 1 p.
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Aristotle on poetics
Halliwell, S., 2003, In : Classical Review. 53, p. 304-305 2 p.
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Aristotle on the function of tragic poetry
Halliwell, S., 2003, In : Classical Review. 53, p. 249-250 2 p.
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La psychologie morale de la catharsis. Un essai de reconstruction
Halliwell, F. S., 2003, In : Les études philosophiques. 4, p. 499 - 517
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Nietzsche's "Daimonic Force" of Tragedy and its Ancient Traces
Halliwell, F. S., 2003, In : Arion. 11, 1, p. 103 - 23 21 p.
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Plato and the hero: Courage, manliness and the impersonal good
Halliwell, S., 2003, In : Classical Review. 53, p. 53-55 3 p.
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Plato's theory of literature and its anthropological foundation
Halliwell, S., Jul 2002, In : Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung. 56, p. 476-480 5 p.
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The play of character in Plato's dialogues.
Halliwell, S., 2002, In : Hermathena. p. 206-211 6 p.
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Thucydides, Pericles, and Tragedy
Halliwell, F. S., 2002, In : Dioniso. 1, p. 62 - 77
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When a gesture was expected. A selection of examples from archaic and classical Greek literature
Halliwell, S., 2002, In : Classical Review. 52, p. 168-169 2 p.
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The idea of ancient literary criticism
Halliwell, S., 2001, In : Classical Review. 51, p. 276-278 3 p.
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From Mythos to Logos: Plato's Citations of the Poets
Halliwell, F. S., 2000, In : The Classical Quarterly. 50, p. 94-112 19 p.
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The light and the dark: Two translations of the 'Poetics' (Critical comparison and evaluation of recent translations of Aristotle)
Halliwell, S., 2000, In : Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics. 8, p. 144-158 15 p.
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A guide to Plato's 'Republic'
Halliwell, S., 1999, In : Classical Review. 49, p. 109-110 2 p.
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Expressing self-evidence (Ancient philosophy and rhetoric)
Halliwell, S., 1999, In : Classical Review. 49, p. 87-88 2 p.
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Music and the Limits of Mimesis
Halliwell, F. S., 1999, In : Colloquium Philosophicum: Annali del Dipartimento di Filosofia [Roma]. 4, p. 9-30
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Plato's 'Republic': Critical essays
Halliwell, S., 1999, In : Classical Review. 49, p. 109-110 2 p.
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Philosophy and Literature: Settling a Quarrel?
Halliwell, F. S., Jan 1993, In : Philosophical Investigations. 16, 1, p. 1-17 17 p. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9205.1993.tb00447.x
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Style and Sense in Aristotle Rhetoric Book 3
Halliwell, F. S., 1993, In : Revue Internationale de Philosophie. 47, p. 50-69 20 p.
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Comic Satire and Freedom of Speech in Classical Athens
Halliwell, F. S., 1991, In : Journal of Hellenic Studies. 111, p. 48-70 23 p.
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The Uses of Laughter in Greek Culture
Halliwell, F. S., 1991, In : The Classical Quarterly. 41, p. 279-96 18 p.
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Aristotelian Mimesis Reevaluated
Halliwell, F. S., Oct 1990, In : Journal of the History of Philosophy. 28, p. 487-510 24 p.
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Human Limits and the Religion of Greek Tragedy
Halliwell, F. S., 1990, In : Journal of Literature and Theology. 4, p. 169-80
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Authorial Collaboration in the Athenian Comic Theatre
Halliwell, F. S., 1989, In : Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies. 30, 4, p. 515-528
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Where Three Roads Meet: a Neglected Detail in the Oedipus Tyrannus
Halliwell, F. S., 1986, In : Journal of Hellenic Studies. 106, p. 187-190 4 p.
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Ancient Interpretations of onomasti komodein in Aristophanes
Halliwell, F. S., May 1984, In : The Classical Quarterly. 34, 1, p. 83-88 6 p. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009838800029311
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Aristophanic Satire
Halliwell, F. S., 1984, In : Yearbook of English Studies. 14, p. 6-20 15 p. https://doi.org/10.2307/3508299
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Plato and Aristotle on the Denial of Tragedy
Halliwell, F. S., 1984, In : Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society. 30, p. 49-71 23 p.
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The Staging of Menander, Aspis 299ff.
Halliwell, F. S., 1983, In : Liverpool Classical Monthly. 8, p. 31-2
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Notes on Some Aristophanic Jokes
Halliwell, F. S., 1982, In : Liverpool Classical Monthly. 7, p. 153-4
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Aristophanes' Apprenticeship
Halliwell, F. S., 1980, In : The Classical Quarterly. 30, p. 33-45 13 p.
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Review of A. Zanker, Greek and Latin Expressions of Meaning: the Classical Origins of a Modern Metaphor
Halliwell, F. S., Jan 2019, In : CJ-Online. 2019.01.01
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An Aristotelian theory of communication
Halliwell, S., 1 Dec 2017, In : Poetics Today. 38, 4, p. 769-771 3 p. https://doi.org/10.1215/03335372-4184374
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German idealism and Greek tragedy: Review of J. Billings, Genealogy of the tragic
Halliwell, S., Oct 2016, In : Classical Review. 66, 2, p. 563-565 3 p. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009840X16001293
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Strictly Speaking [review of Prosopography of Greek Rhetors and Sophists in the Roman Empire]
Halliwell, F. S., 12 Feb 2016, TLS, The Times Literary Supplement.
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Introduction to new translation of Schiller's 'Über den Gebrauch des Chors in der Tragödie'/'On the Use of the Chorus in Greek Tragedy'
Halliwell, F. S., 2015, Skene: Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies, 1, p. 135-8.
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Nietzsche the Classicist: Review of Jensen (A.K.), Heit (H.) (edd.), Nietzsche as a Scholar of Antiquity
Halliwell, F. S., 2015, Classical Review, 65.2, p. 599-601.
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Minds in dance (review of two books on the Greek chorus)
Halliwell, F. S., 26 Sep 2014, TLS, The Times Literary Supplement, 5817, p. 25.
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Frontiers of pleasure: models of aesthetic response in archaic and classical Greek thought
Halliwell, F. S., 2014, In : Classical World. 107, 3, p. 410-411 2 p. https://doi.org/10.1353/clw.2014.0015
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The origins of aesthetic thought in ancient Greece: matter, sensation, and experience
Halliwell, F. S., Oct 2012, In : Classical Philology. 107, 4, p. 362-366 5 p. https://doi.org/10.1086/666934
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From Functionalism to Formalism: Or Did the Greeks Invent Literary Criticism? Reviewed work: The origins of criticism: Literary culture and poetic theory in classical Greece
Halliwell, S., 2003, In : Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics. 10, 3, p. 171-185 13 p.
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Teaching

  • I have taught extensively on the School’s Greek and Classical studies programmes at both Subhonours and Honours level, including Honours modules on presocratic philosophy, representations of the symposium (in both poetry and prose), Greek comedy, Greek tragedy, and Greek literary criticism.
  • I have taught regularly on the M.Litt. Classics core module (including seminars on ancient aesthetics and on Nietzsche and the Greeks) and have offered individual M.Litt. options on (e.g.) ancient literary criticism, Greek aesthetics, and Greek theatre practice.

Career

I was an undergraduate and graduate student at Oxford, where I wrote my doctoral thesis on Aristophanes under the supervision of Sir Kenneth Dover. I have held teaching positions at the universities of Oxford, London, Cambridge (where I was a Fellow of Corpus Christi College) and Birmingham, as well as six visiting professorships (at Chicago, UC Riverside, Rome, McMaster, Louvain and Cornell). I have always attached value to promoting the internationalism of Classics and have given some 200 invited lectures, including numerous keynotes and named lectures, in nineteen countries. My work has been translated into seven languages.

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