Publications

Jacqueline Klooster‘s article ‘Solon of Athens as a Precedent for Plutarch’s Authorial Persona’ was published in Mnemosyne in 2017. She argues that Plutarch creates a precedent for his authorial persona of wise but modest adviser of the ruling class under the Roman empire in the figure of the Athenian sage Solon, presumably inspired by the fact that Herodotus used Solon as a text-internal alter ego. It can be accessed here.

Inger Kuin‘s article ‘Sulla and the Creation of Roman Athens’ was also published in Mnemosyne in 2017. The article traces a diachronic development in the ancient reception of the sack of Athens in Greek literature, from the first century BC through the second century AD. In earlier authors the siege is presented primarily in a military context, while in later authors the emphasis shifts onto Sulla’s destruction of cultural capital. It can be accessed here. Also in 2017 Inger Kuin published an article in Phoenix about how Strabo’s family history features in his account of the Mithridatic Wars. The article can be accessed here.

Together with colleagues from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and the Archeology Institute at the University of Groningen Inger Kuin edited a volume on strategies of remembering in Roman Greece, which was published Open Access with Sidestone Press in 2017. It is available here.

Jacqueline Klooster and Inger Kuin together wrote an article (in Dutch) for Groniek on nostalgia and anchoring. You can read it here.

In July 2017 Inger Kuin participated in an online project of De Volkskrant to come up with 21 ideas to improve the internet. Her suggestion, drawing on the idea of anchoring innovation, is no. 19 and can be accessed here.

The proceedings of the International Conference ‘Anchoring in Antiquity,’ which took place December 17-20, 2015 are now online at the Anchoring Innovation website, and the new work of several After the Crisis-researchers can be accessed there freely.

In October 2015 Inger Kuin published an op-ed in the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw about the value of teaching Ancient History and Classics in the university – even to students majoring in Medicine. The (Dutch) article is titled “Reading Homer is not such a bad idea after all” (the link will take you to the PDF).

In 2015 Onno van Nijf published an article in Geschiedenis Magazine about post-war forgiveness, memory, and forgetting in antiquity, drawing in particular on examples from ancient Athens. The (Dutch) article is titled “The oath of forgetfulness” (the link will take you to the PDF).