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Cygnifiliana

Essays in Classics, Comparative Literature, and Philosophy Presented to Professor Roy Arthur Swanson on the Occasion of his Seventy-Fifth Birthday

Chad Matthew Schroeder

In the course of an academic career spanning five decades, Professor Roy Arthur Swanson established himself as an internationally recognized scholar and outstanding teacher in Classics and literary studies. He is the author of five books and the co-author of three books, and has been active as an editor and contributor of articles and reviews to scholarly publications.
Twelve former students, colleagues, and friends have contributed papers in honor of Professor Swanson’s seventy-fifth birthday. These papers all touch on subjects close to his heart, ranging from Greek, Roman, Italian, Scandinavian, and German literary studies to modern pop culture.
Contents: E.D. Blodgett: Reflections on the Scholar’s Art – Peter G. Christensen: Friendship and Its Limits in Leon Battista Alberti’s Della famiglia – Bernard Gendron: Pop Aesthetics: The Very Idea – Niels Ingwersen: The Tragic Rhythm of the Scandinavian Ballad – David Kaloustian: ‘Is There Measure on Earth?’: Hölderlin, Existentialism and the Measure of Poetry – Haig Khatchadourian: The Tragic Protagonist and the Meaning of Suffering – Hans-Friedrich Mueller: Orosius and the Spectacle of Roman Religious Defeat – David Mulroy: Some New Translations of Ancient Greek and Latin Poems – R.J. Schork: Joycean Permutations on a Roman Pope Peter – Chad Matthew Schroeder: Hellenistic Scholarship and the Proem to Hesiod’s Works and Days – Shawn C. Welnak: Priority, Nature, and Political Animals in Aristotle’s Politics – Rev. Stephen R. Wiest (†): A Propaedeutic from the Bacchae of Euripides for Interpreting Luke’s Stephen-section (Acts 6:1-8:4).