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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

Research Interests

Homer and his Ancient Reception, Ancient Drama (Tragedy, Comedy, Satyr Play), Comico-Satirical Writing, Classical Reception

 

Current Projects

Commentary on Odyssey 11, Studies on the Silloi of Timon of Phlious, Ancient Earworms and Musical Memory

Publications

Key publications: 

 

Monographs

Poetik des Satyrspiels. Heidelberg 2013 (Universitätsverlag Winter)

(with R. Hunter) Euripides Cyclops, Cambridge 2020 (Cambridge University Press)
 

Edited Volumes

(with C. Scheidegger Laemmle and K. Wesselmann) Lists and Catalogues in Ancient Literature and Beyond. Towards a Poetics of Enumeration, Berlin/New York (Trends in Classics Suppl. Vol. 107, de Gruyter)

(with A. Bierl and K. Wesselmann) Literatur und Religion. Wege zu einer mythisch-rituellen Poetik bei den Griechen, 2 Vols. Berlin 2007 (de Gruyter)

Select Articles

«Courtship and its Discontents in Greek Literature» American Journal of Philology 142.3 (2021) 343–386

«Precarious Choreia in Satyr Play» Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 62 (2019) 29–48

(with R. Hunter), «Pulling Apollo Apart » Mnemosyne 73:3 (2020) 377–404

«Atalante philandros: Teasing out satyric innuendo (Sophocles, Fr. 1111 Radt = Hermogenes, On Ideas 2.5)» The Classical Quarterly 69:2 (2019) 846–857

(with R. Hunter), «Enkelados: Callimachus Fragment 1.36» Classical Philology 114:3 (2019) 493–98

«Zur Autor- und Stückzuweisung von P.Oxy. 1083 fr. 1 (S. **F 1130 R.)» Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 208 (2018) 44–66

«An Klassikern kranken. Christoph Martin Wieland und die tragische Klassik der Griechen», in: J. Grethlein and A. Rengakos (eds.), Griechische Literaturgeschichtsschreibung. Traditionen, Probleme, Konzepte. Berlin/Boston 2017, 121–152 (de Gruyter)

(with U. Eigler) «Hotel California: Petrons Cena Trimalchionis (Satyrica 26.7–79.1) im Spiegel antiker Dienstbar¬keits¬architektur», in: M. Krajewski, S. Trüby, J. Meerhoff (eds.), Dienstbarkeitsarchitekturen. Vom Service-Korridor zur Ambient Intelligence. Tübingen 2017, 50–85 (Wasmuth Verlag)

«Das Satyrspiel», in: B. Zimmermann, A. Rengakos (eds.), Handbuch der griechischen Literatur der Antike, Bd. 2: Die Literatur der nachklassischen Zeit, München 2014, 926–967 (C.H. Beck)

«Quartum datur: Das Satyrspiel in der tragischen Tetralogie», in: R. Brandt (ed.), Die Macht des Vierten. Über eine Ordnung der europäischen Kultur, Hamburg 2013, 99–119 (Felix Meiner)

(with C. Scheidegger Laemmle) «Homer on Kithairon. Negotiating Narrative and Dramatic Representation in Euripides’ Bacchae», The Classical Journal 108:2 (2012/2013) 129–158

«Euripides», in: P. von Möllendorff, A. Simonis, L. Simonis (eds.), Historische Gestalten der Antike. Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Der Neue Pauly, Suppl. 10, Stuttgart 2013, 439–452 (J.B. Metzler) 
(Engl. version in: Brill’s New Pauly, Figures of Antiquity and Their Reception in Art, Literature and Music. Edited by P.v.M., A.S, L.S; transl. and ed. by D. Smart and C.M. Schroeder. Leiden/Boston 2016, 209–215)

«Das Satyrspiel», in: B. Zimmermann (ed.), Handbuch der griechischen Literatur der Antike, Bd. 1: Die Literatur der archaischen und klassischen Zeit, München 2011, 611–663 (C.H. Beck)

«Der eingeschlossene Dritte. Zur Funktion des Dionysos im Satyrspiel», in: Bierl/Laemmle/Wesselmann 2007, Vol. I, 335–386 (de Gruyter)

«Die Natur optimieren: Der Geschlechtswandel der Iphis in Ovids Metamorphosen», in: H. Harich-Schwarzbauer and Th. Späth (eds.), Räume und Geschlechter in der Antike, Trier 2005, 193–210 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier)

For further publications see https://cambridge.academia.edu/RebeccaLaemmle

 

Associate Professor in Classics (Greek Literature)
Director of Postgraduate Admissions in Classics
Fellow & Postgraduate Tutor of Pembroke College
Dr Rebecca  Laemmle
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We invite applications for two funded VIEWS project Visiting Fellowships, with a deadline of 30th June 2024. For further details please follow this link.

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