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Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, and Brooke Holmes


Countering an unflagging modernist infatuation with the new, Antiquities beyond Humanism maps out the ground for a richer and more sustained encounter with Greco-Roman antiquity, excavating an ante-humanism that nonetheless does not seek any kind of return to a pre-humanist arcadia. The volume arises from a commitment to actively engage the ancient philosophical tradition as a powerful field through which to tackle some of the most urgent questions addressed by the new materialisms and forms of post- and non-humanism. The papers gathered here take up ancient Greek philosophical and literary te ... More

Keywords: Posthumanism, humanism, non-human, New Materialism, ancient Greek philosophy, ancient Greek literature, critical theory, biopolitics, Hellenistic philosophy, Hellenistic poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805670
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805670.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emanuela Bianchi, editor
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University

Sara Brill, editor
Professor of Philosophy, Fairfield University

Brooke Holmes, editor
Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics, Princeton University

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1 Introduction

Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, and Brooke Holmes

Part 1 Posthuman Antiquities?

2 The human reconceived

Adriana Cavarero

3 Hearing voices

Ramona Naddaff

4 Song and dance man

Michael Naas

5 Precarious life

Miriam Leonard

Part 2 Alternate Zoologies

Part 3 Anthro-Excentric

11 Nature trouble

Emanuela Bianchi

12 On Stoic sympathy

Brooke Holmes

13 Immanent maternal

Rebecca Hill

14 In light of eros

Claudia Baracchi

End Matter