George Grote's (1794-1871) extensive publications on ancient Greek history and philosophy remain landmarks in the history of classical scholarship. Since the late 20th century, lively interest in the works of Grote has seen his profile revived and his ongoing significance highlighted: he has taken up his rightful place among the most celebrated nineteenth-century classical intellectuals.
In classical scholarship, the term "epyllion" was used for short hexametric texts mainly ascribable to the Hellenistic period or the Neoterics (Latin). Apart from their brevity, episodic narration or female characters were regarded as typical features. However, in Antiquity itself, the texts we call "epyllia" were not considered a coherent genre, which seems to be an innovation of the 18th century.
Brill's Companion to Greek and Latin Pastoral by Marco Fantuzzi (Editor); Theodore Papanghelis (Editor)
Only recently have scholars turned their attention to Silius Italicus Punica, a poem the reputation of which was eclipsed by the emergence of Virgil s Aeneid as the canonical Latin epos of Augustan Rome.
Brill's Companion to Sophocles by Andreas Markantonatos (Editor)