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Researcher: Miles, GRI (Dr Graeme Miles)

Fields of Research

Latin and classical Greek literature
History of philosophy
Other literatures in English
Other creative arts and writing
Classical Greek and Roman history
Literary studies
Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)
Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
Comparative religious studies
Philosophy of religion

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Understanding Europe's past
Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Understanding past societies
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Other culture and society
Religious rituals and traditions (excl. structures)
Understanding Australia's past
Understanding Asia's past
Religion and society

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'I, Porphyry': the narrator of the Vita Plotini; Australasian Society for Classical Studies
Alternative Daylights
Approaches to Genre in the Ancient World; Cambridge Scholars Press
Ariadne on Naxos
Ash and salt; Westerly
Book review: A NEW EDITION OF PHILOSTRATUS AND POLEMON - (R.S.) Stefec (ed.) Flavii Philostrati Vitas Sophistarum. Ad quas accedunt Polemonis Laodicensis declamationes quae exstant duae. (Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis.)
Catherine Osborne, Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature
Der Spiegel der Seele. Architektonische Ekphrasis in antiken Quellen; Betrachtungen der Architektur: Versuche in Ekphrasis
Dog, Mountain and Moon
Domestic Fauna
Ellen Bradshaw Aitken and Jennifer K. Berenson Maclean (ed.), Philostratus's Heroikos: Religion and Cultural Identity in the Third Century C.E; Limina: Journal of History and Cultural Studies
Fotis' Portraits
Genres of Painting and Genres of Text in the Imagines of Philostratus; Approaches to Genre in the Ancient World
Heart of Glass
Hippolytus, the Lamia, and the Eunuch: Celibacy and narrative strategy in Philostratus’ Life of Apollonius; Classical Philology
In a Symbolist Mood
In Praise of the Fable. The Philostratean Aesop; Hermes - Zeitschrift für klassische Philologie
Incarnating Proteus in Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana; Ancient Narrative
Infernal Topographies
Lives of the Sophists. Lives of Philosophers and Sophists; Loeb Classical Library
Living as a Sphinx: Composite Being and Monstrous Interpreter in the 'Middle Life' of Michael Psellos; Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment
Music and Immortality: The Afterlife of Achilles in Philostratus; Ancient Narrative
Mythic paradigms and the Platonic life: Becoming a Bacchus in Damascius’ Philosophical History; Journal of Hellenic Studies
Narrative Form and Philosophical Implications in the Life of Plotinus; Phrasis: studies in language and literature
Ominous swans in Philostratus’ Life of Apollonius (1.5); Mnemosyne
Peter Grossardt, Einführung, Übersetzung und Kommentar zum Heroikos von Flavius Philostrat ; Gnomon-Kritische Zeitschrift für die gesamte klassische Altertumswissenschaft
Philosophers and their Neoplatonic Lives: Problems and Paradigms; The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Biography
Philostratus; Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic
Philostratus: Interpreters and Interpretation; Routledge
Phosphorescence: a collection of poems
Proclus: Commentary on Plato's 'Republic', Vol 2; Cambridge University Press
Proclus: Commentary On Plato’s Republic, vol 1; Cambridge University Press
Psellos and his traditions; Byzantine Perspectives on Neoplatonism
Psellos on Achieving 'Likeness to God' and Being In the Image of God; Later Platonists and Their Heirs Among Christians, Jews, and Muslims
Reforming the Eyes: Interpreters and Interpretation in the Vita Apollonii; Theios Sophistes. Essays on Flavius Philostratus' Vita Apollonii.
Review of John M. Dillon, Wolfgang Polleichtner (ed.), Iamblichus of Chalcis: The Letters. Writings from the Greco-Roman World. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009 ; Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Review of Letizia Abbondanza (ed.), Filostrato maggiore. Immagini. Biblioteca Aragno. Torino: Nino Aragno Editore, 2008; Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Review: Jeffrey Rusten, Jason König, Philostratus. Heroicus, Gymnasticus, Discourses 1 and 2. Loeb Classical Library, 521. Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press; Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Some Similes about Similes about Similes
Some Things the Body Knows
Stones, Wood and Woven Papyrus: Porphyry’s on Statues; Journal of Hellenic Studies
Summarising Platonic Education in Proclus’ Reading of Plato’s Cave and Divided Line; Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy
Talking Glass
The Achilles of Proclus; The Classical Quarterly
The poles as planetary places; The Polar Journal
The representation of reading in 'Philip the Philosopher's' essay on Heliodorus; Byzantion: revue internationale des études byzantines
The Road in the Rearview Mirror at Night
Those Apes
Two Guesses at Immortality

Research Projects

Philostratus' Life of Apollonius 2-3: A Greek Sophist Imagines India; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Porphyry of Tyre: Ideal and Polemic; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The 'likeness to god' in late-antique philosophy (3rd to 6th centuries AD); University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

'I summon Hellenic thought'- Classical Myth and Image in the Writings of H.D.
A Homerica Interpretation of the Presocratics- Mysticism or Proto-Science?
Domestic Archaeology in Egypt¿s Dakhleh Oasis- Tradition and Transformation
Elegiac Ascent- Plotting a Path through Propertius' Poetic Landscape
Finding Ovid- An Investigation into the Nature of Ovid's Outlook on Life, as seen through his Treatment of the Myths in the Metamorphoses
Imperial Legitimacy in the Roman Empire of the Third Century- AD 193 - 337
Lucan's Bellum Ciuile and the Epic Genre
Marcus Aurelius- Family, Dynasty, Power
Ritualising Encounters with Subterranean Places- an Investigation of Urban Depositional Practices of Roman Britain
The Contest for Macedon- A Study of the Relationship Between Cassander and Polyperchon
The male aristocratic masochist in literature
The Role of Battle Narrative in the Bellum Gallicum