Michael Vickers

Greek History and Drama

In preparation. Aristophanes and Alcibiades: Echoes of Contemporary History in Athenian Comedy.

“The Caryatids on the Erechtheum at Athens: questions of chronology and symbolism,” Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica 15 (2014) forthcoming. View

“Politics and challenge: the case of Euripides’ Ion,” Classical World 107 (2014) 299-318.

“Alcibiades and the irrational”. Scripta Classica Israelica 31 (2012). View

“Antigone’s Creon and the Ephebic Oath”. Scripta Classica Israelica 30 (2011) 1-8.

‘Alcibiades, a Classical Precursor for Alexander’. In From Pella to Gandhara: Hybridisation and Identity in the Art and Architecture of the Hellenistic East, A. Kouremenos, S. Chandrasekaran and R. Rossi (eds), 11-16. Oxford, BAR 2011. View

“Hagnon, Amphipolis and Rhesus”, in Ergasteria: Works Presented to John Ellis Jones on his 80th Birthday, ed. N. Sekunda, 76-81. Gdansk 2010. View

Sophocles and Alcibiades: Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature (Stocksfield, Acumen Publishing, 2008).

“A legend of wild beauty: Sophocles’ Antigone,” Classics Ireland 14 (2007) 44-77. View

(with D. Nash Briggs), ‘Juvenile crime, aggression and abuse in classical antiquity: a case study.’ In Children and Sexuality: The Greeks to the Great War, edited by G. Rousseau, 41-64 (London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

“Sophocles’ Antigone in Ancient Greece and Modern Georgia”. Phasis: Greek and Roman Studies 8 (2005) 134-151.

Oedipus and Alcibiades in Sophocles (Xenia Toruniensia 9) Toruń, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, 2005).

“Aspasia on Stage: Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusae,” Athenaeum 92 (2004) 431‑50. View

“Aristophanes Frogs: nothing to do with literature”, Athenaeum 89 (2001) 187-201. View

“Alcibiades and Aspasia: notes on the Hippolytus”, Dialogues d’histoire ancienne 26 (2000) 7-17. View

“Alcibiades and Melos: Thucydides 5.84-116”, Historia 48 (1999) 265-281. View

Pericles on stage: Political Comedy in Aristophanes’ Early Plays (Austin, University of Texas Press, 1997).

“Heracles Lacedaemonius: the political dimensions of Sophocles Trachiniae and Euripides Heracles”, Dialogues d’histoire ancienne 21 (1995) 41-69. View

“Alcibiades at Sparta: Aristophanes Birds”, Classical Quarterly 45 (1995) 339-354. View

“Thucydides 6.53.3-59: not a ‘digression’”, Dialogues d’histoire ancienne 21 (1995) 193-200. View

“Alcibiades and Critias in the Gorgias: Plato’s ‘fine satire’”, Dialogues d’histoire ancienne 20/2 (1994) 85-112. View

“Alcibiades in Cloudedoverland”, in Nomodeiktes: Greek Studies in Honor of Martin Ostwald (Ann Arbor, Michigan University Press, 1993) 603-8. View

“A contemporary account of the Athenian plague? (Aristophanes Clouds 694‑734)”, Liverpool Classical Monthly 16 (1991) 64.

 “Interactions between Greeks and Persians”, in A. Kuhrt and  H. Sancisi‑ Weerdenburg (eds.) Achaemenid History 4. Proceedings of the Ninth Achaemenid History Workshop, Groningen 1986 (Leiden, Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten, 1990) 253-62.

“Attic Symposia after the Persian Wars”, in O. Murray (ed.) Sympotica, Proceedings of the Deipnosophistae Symposium, Balliol College, Oxford 1984 (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1990) 105-121.

“Alcibiades on stage: Aristophanes’ Birds”, Historia 36 (1989) 267-99.

“Alcibiades on stage: Thesmophoriazusae and Helen”, Historia 36 (1989) 41‑65. View

“Alcibiades on stage: Philoctetes and Cyclops”, Historia 36 (1987) 171‑97. View

“Lambdacism at Clouds 1381-2”, Liverpool Classical Monthly 12 (1987) 143. View

(with E.D.Francis), “The Oenoe painting in the Stoa Poikile, and Herodotus’ account of Marathon”, Annual of the British School at Athens 80 (1985) 99‑111. View

(with E.D. Francis), “Argive Oenoe”, L’Antiquité Classique 54 (1985) 105‑15.

(with E.D. Francis), “The Marathon epigram in the Stoa Poikile”, Mnemosyne 38 (1985) 390‑3.