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Dr Lucia Prauscello

Dr Lucia Prauscello

University Reader in Greek Literature and Language

Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Trinity Hall

Academic Secretary for Undergraduate Affairs

Trinity Hall

Office Phone: 01223 335165

Key Publications

(a) Monographs

1. Singing Alexandria: Music between Practice and Textual Transmission, Mnemosyne Supplement Series, Leiden and Boston: Brill 2006

2. Performing Citizenship in Plato's Laws, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014


(b) Edited volumes

3. E. Bakola, L. Prauscello and M. Telò (eds.), Greek Comedy and the Discourse of Genres. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press 2013

4. P. Agocs and L. Prauscello (eds.), Symonides Lyricus, Supplement of Cambridge Classical Journal, forthcoming 


(c) articles and chapters in collected volumes

5. 'Plato's Laws 3.680B-C: Antisthenes, the Cyclopes and Homeric exegesis', Journal of Hellenic Studies (2017) 137: 8-23 (forthcoming)

6. 'Sappho's Alexandrian edition', in P.J. Finglass and A. Kelly (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Sappho. Cambridge (forthcoming)

7. 'Sappho's book of Epithalamia and P.Oxy.2294 = fr. 103 Voigt: a new proposal', in M. Alexandrou, C. Carey, G. D'Alessio (eds.) Song Regained. Greek epic and lyric fragments from the archaic to the imperial era. Berlin-New York (De Gruyter) (forthcoming)

8. 'Corinna PMG 655 (= P.Oxy. 2370) fr. 1 l. 13 κόσμ[εισα λόγυ]ς: The alleged Boeotian athematic conjugation of the verba vocalia and Corinna's Dichtersprache', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (2017) 203: 1-26

9. 'Sappho's Book 4 and its metrical composition: the case of P.Oxy.1787 reconsidered', in L. Battezzato and G.B. D'Alessio (eds.) Κόσμος ἐπέων. Studi offerti a Franco Ferrari, in Materiali e Discussioni, Supplementary volume no. 76 (2016) 53-72

10. 'Sappho, fr. 88 Voigt (P.Oxy.2290 + P.Oxy.4411): a re-appraisal', co-authored with G. Ucciardello, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 195 (2015): 13-29

11.'Hands and book-rolls in P.Oxy.4411: the first extant papyrus witness for Plato's Critias (= P.Oxy.4411 frr. 88-90 + 92 + 94-95)', co-authored with G. Ucciardello, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 191 (2014): 47-58

12. P.Oxy.5198 'Menander, Misoumenos 123-54 Sandbach/ 523-54 Arnott+', co-authored with W.B. Henry and P.J. Parsons in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, volume LXXIX. The Egypt Exploration Society. Graeco-Roman Memoirs no. 100. London 2014: 97-111

13. P.Oxy. 5199 'Menander, Misoumenos 352-65 Sandbach/ 753-66 Arnott+', co-authored with W.B. Henry and P.J. Parsons in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, volume LXXIX. The Egypt Exploration Society. Graeco-Roman Memoirs no. 100.  London 2014: 111-114

14. 'Choral persuasions in Plato's Laws', in R. Gagné and M. Govers Hopman (eds.), Choral Mediations in Greek tragedy. Cambridge 2013: 257-77

15. 'Comedy and comic discourse in Plato's Laws', in E. Bakola, L. Prauscello and M. Telò (eds.), Greek Comedy and the Discourse of Genres. Cambridge 2013: 317-42

16. 'Demeter and Dionysos in the sixth-century southern Argolid: Lasus of Hermione, the cult of Demeter Chthonia and the origins of dithyramb', in B. Kowalzig and P. Wilson (eds.), Song Culture and Social Change: The Contexts of Dithyramb. Oxford 2013: 76-92

17. 'Epinician sounds: Pindar and musical innovation', in P. Agocs, C. Carey and R. Rawles (eds.), Reading the Victory Ode. Cambridge 2012: 45-63

18. 'ΜΕΛΙΒΟΙΑ: the Chthonia of Hermione and Kore's lost 'epithet' in Lasus fr. 702 PMG', Classical Quarterly 61.1 (2011): 240-48

19. 'Callimachus and the New Music', in S.A. Stephens, B. Acosta-Hughes and L. Lehnus (eds.), The Brill Companion to Callimachus. Leiden and Boston (Brill) 2011: 287-305

20. 'The language of pity: eleos and oiktos in Sophocles' Philoctetes', Cambridge Classical Journal 56 (2010): 192-212

21. 'Wandering poetry, 'travelling' music: Timotheus' muse and some case-studies of shifting cultural identities', in R. Hunter and I.C. Rutherford (eds.), Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture. Cambridge 2009: 168-94

22. 'Colluthus' pastoral traditions: narrative strategies and bucolic criticism in the Abduction of Helen', in R. Hunter and K. Carvounis (eds.), Signs of Life? New Contexts for Later Greek Hexameter Poetry, Suppl. volume of Ramus 2008 [but 2009]: 173-90

23. 'Juno's wrath again: some Virgilian echoes in Ovid, Met. 3.253-315', Classical Quarterly 58 (2008): 565-70

24. 'Demeter Chthonia and the Mountain Mother in a new gold tablet from Magoula Mati', (co-authored with Franco Ferrari), Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 162 (2007) [but February 2008]: 193-202

25. 'Dionysiac ambiguity: HomHymn 7. 27 ὅδε δ᾽αὖτ᾽ἄνδρεσσι μελήσει', Materiali e Discussioni 58 (2007): 209-16

26. 'A Homeric echo in Theocritus' Idyll 11. 25-7: the Cyclops, Nausicaa and the hyacinths', Classical Quarterly 57 (2007): 90-96

27. 'Le "orecchie" di Saffo: qualche osservazione in margine a Sapph. 31, 11-12 V. e alla sua ricezione antica', in G. Bastianini and A. Casanova (eds.), I papiri di Saffo e di Alceo. Atti del convegno internazionale di studi, Firenze, 8-9 giugno 2006, Florence 2007, 191-207 + plate viii

28. 'Sculpted meanings, talking statues: an unnoticed allusion in Posidippus 142. 12 A-B (= XIX G-P) ΚΑΙ ΕΝ ΠΡΟΘΥΡΟΙΣ ΘΗΚΕ ΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΙΗΝ', American Journal of Philology 127 (2006): 511-23

29. 'Looking for the 'other' Gnesippus: some notes on Eup. 148 K-A', Classical Philology 101 (2006): 52-66

30. 'Editio princeps of PSI 1357v: Note di commento a testi poetici', Comunicazioni dell'Istituto papirologico G. Vitelli 6 (2005): 51-67

31. 'A note on tabula defixionis 22 (a). 5-7 Ziebarth: when a performance enacts love', Classical Quarterly 54 (2004): 333-39

32. 'Rehearsing her own death: a note on Bassilla's epitaph (= IG XIV 2342. 4)', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 147 (2004): 56-8

33. 'Dion. Hal. De comp. verb. 17. 12 e 20. 17-21 Auj.-Leb.: μακρὰ ἄλογος e μακρὰ τελεία. Un tentativo di interpretazione', Rivista di filologia e istruzione classica 129 (2001) [but published 2003]: 274-306

34. L. Prauscello-C.Pernigotti, 'Spartiti musicali nella Grecia ellenistica: pluralità delle occasioni del canto e discontinuità della tradizione', in Grecia: Atti del Convegno Mittelfest 2001, Trieste 2002: 29-37

35. L. Prauscello-M. Telò, 'Text and Stage-Action in Eur. HF 1218', Mnemosyne 55 (2002): 720-723

36. L. Prauscello-M. Fassino, 'Memoria ritmica e memoria poetica: Saffo e Alceo in Teocrito Idilli 28-30 fra ἀρχαιολογία metrica e innovazione alessandrina', Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici 46 (2001): 9-37

37. 'Ecdotica alessandrina e testi con notazione musicale', in L. Battezzato (ed.), Tradizione testuale e ricezione letteraria antica della tragedia greca, Atti del Convegno, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa 14-15 giugno 2002, Amsterdam 2003: 57-76

38. 'La testimonianza di P. Leid. Inv. 510 (= Eur. I.A. 1500?-1509, 784-793?) fra prassi esecutiva e trasmissione testuale', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 144 (2003): 1-14

39. 'Colometria alessandrina e testi con notazioni musicali: per un riesame di P.Vind. G 2315 (= Eur. Or. 338-344)', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 141 (2002): 82-103

40. 'Men. Epitr. 861 χεῖρα δεῦρό μοι τὴν δίδου: a misconceived stage direction', Mnemosyne 55 (2002): 724-728.

41. 'Alcune osservazioni critico-testuali in margine a P. Turner 8 (Tinouphisfragment)', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 134 (2001): 139-144.

42. 'Men. Dysk. 96-97, Hipp. Epid. V. 42. 3 ed una glossa di Esichio: per una possible ricostruzione alternativa della ΔΥΣΠΝΟΙΑ di Pirria', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 136 (2001): 7-10

43. 'Il decreto per Licurgo: IG II2 457, IG II2 513 e (Plut.) Mor. 851 f-852 e: discontinuità della tradizione?', Studi Ellenistici XII, ed. by B. Virgilio, Pisa-Roma 1999: 41-71

44. 'Il fr. A.2r 11-13 delle Storie Fenicie di Lolliano. Un problema di interpretazione', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 122 (1998): 67-70


(d) Translations

45. F. Ferrari, Sappho's Gift: The Poet and Her Community, Chicago Classical Press (2010) co-translated with B. Acosta-Hughes

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