Έκδοση της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης
Πλειών: Papers in Memory of Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood is a volume dedicated to the memory of a great Hellenist, the late Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, who was distinguished for her ability to bring together different approaches to literature, history, archaeology and the visual arts in a highly sophisticated and theoretically informed way. Like the spectrum of material studied by Sourvinou-Inwood, the papers collected to celebrate her memory display a wide variety of subjects and breadth of approaches. The volume opens with an introduction by the editor Athena Kavoulaki (followed by a list of Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood’s published works) and continues with eleven essays – by Ian Rutherford, Robert Parker, John Davies, Sally Humphreys, Peter Wilson, Agis Marinis, Renaud Gagné, John Petropoulos, Michael Anderson, Anton Bierl, Mika Kajava and Elina M. Salminen – which are representative of Sourvinou-Inwood’s engagement with key issues in the fields of myth and ritual, of religious institutions and structures, of poetic texts and contexts, of funerary dedications, of monuments and artifacts. The volume concludes with an excursus, which contains a short piece by Michael Inwood, and an appendix in which a collection of Sourvinou’s youthful poems is published for the first time. In this way the volume pays tribute to the memory of a great classical scholar both by shedding light on an unknown side of her personality and, above all, by advancing the intellectual discourse that Sourvinou-Inwood’s work shaped and nourished in significant ways.