Principal Investigator: Melina Tamiolaki, Dept. of Philology UoC
Host Institution: IMS/FORTH
Collaborating Institution: University of Crete
The proposed project is part of a broader research which aims to offer a comprehensive study of the phenomenon of leadership and crisis management in Greco-Roman Antiquity. In the context of the call of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation and on the basis of the timetable it sets, the present project will concentrate on four genres of ancient Greek literature (historiography, rhetoric, comedy and biography) which cover a broad chronological spam: from the 5th century BCE to the 2nd century AD. We will study closely Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, the comic poet Aristophanes, the orators Demosthenes and Aeschines, Plutarch and Arrian. We will also greatly rely on theoretical texts dealing with the issue of leadership in Antiquity, such as Xenophon’s Hieron, Isocrates’ Nicocles and To Nicocles, the first two books of Aristotle’s Politics, the sixth book of Polybius’ Histories and Cicero’s De re publica.
The research team will offer a typology and analysis of three basic categories of crisis:
Our approach has the following aims:
Melina Tamiolaki (PI, Dept. of Philology, University of Crete), Panayotis Androulakis (PhD student, Dept. of Philology, UoC), Anna-Maria Miliara (PhD student, Dept. of Philology, UoC), Roberta Dainotto (PhD student, Dept. of Philology, UoC), Dr. Maria Papadopoulou (Dept. of Computer Sciences, University of Savoie, France, research associate) and Dr. Markus Zimmermann (Dept. of Ancient History, University of Bamberg, Germany, research associate).