Selfhood and the Soul
Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill
Edited by Richard Seaford, John Wilkins, and Matthew Wright
Richard Seaford is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Greek at the University of Exeter. He is the author of approximately 70 papers on myriad topics, such as philosophy at its inception, the New Testament, Homer, and Greek lyric poetry, tragedy, satyric drama, and religion (in particular the cult of Dionysos), and his books include Reciprocity and Ritual, Money and the Early Greek Mind, Cosmology and the Polis, and commentaries on the two Dionysiac plays of Euripides, Bacchae and Cyclops. In 2009 he served as Honorary President of the Classical Association in the UK and he is currently full-time Principal Investigator on a historical comparison of early Greek with early Indian thought, funded by the AHRC.
John Wilkins is Emeritus Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Exeter. He is a specialist in the history of food and medicine in Greco-Roman culture, with a particular interest in developing links between ancient and modern medicine in the area of lifestyle and therapy, and has published widely on Greek food, medicine, and also literature: his books include Euripides: Heraclidae, The Boastful Chef, Food in the Ancient World, and Galien: Sur les facultes des aliments. He also serves on the editorial board of Food and History and on the scientific committee of the Institut Europeen d' Histoire et des Cultures de l'Alimentation.
Matthew Wright is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Exeter. He has broad-ranging interests in ancient and modern literature and specializes in Greek and Roman drama, literary criticism, fragmentary and lost works, and the idea of 'quotation culture' in the ancient world. An active member of the Classical Association and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he has also published widely on Greek literature and drama in particular: his books include Euripides' Escape-Tragedies, Euripides: Orestes, The Comedian as Critic, and The Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy.
Dr Nicholas Banner, independent scholar
Professor Shadi Bartsch, University of Chicago
Dr Emma Gee, University of St Andrews
Professor R. J. Hankinson, University of Texas at Austin
Professor Gretchen Reydams-Schils, University of Notre Dame
Dr Paul Scade, Central European University in Budapest
Professor Malcolm Schofield, University of Cambridge
Professor Richard Seaford, University of Exeter
Professor David Sedley, University of Cambridge
Dr P. N. Singer, Birkbeck, University of London
Professor Sir Richard Sorabji, University of Oxford
Professor Katja Maria Vogt, Columbia University
Professor John Wilkins, University of Exeter
Professor Matthew Wright, University of Exeter