Publications

Books

Book cover: Imaginary Greece, The contexts of Mythology

Book cover: Imaginary Greece: The Contexts of Mythology

  • (B1) (with D.J. Anderson) A Pocket Etymology of Medical Terms. Bristol Classical Press, 1981. ISBN: 0-86292-015-9
  • (B2) (with D.J. Anderson) How to Dissect and Understand Medical Terms (Revised and expanded version of B1.) Royal Society of Medicine Services, 1992. ISBN: 185315-182-3
  • (B3) Persuasion in Greek Tragedy: a Study of Peitho. Cambridge University Press, 1982; reissued as a Digital Paperback Reprint (2010). ISBN: 978-0-521-13673-0
  • (B4) Sophocles. Greece and Rome New Surveys in the Classics, no. 16. Oxford (Clarendon Press), 1984. ISBN: 0-903035-138
  • (B5) Sophocles. Second edition of B4, incorporating Addenda for scholarship between 1983 and 1995 (same publisher as first edition; 1995). ISBN: 0-903035-138
  • (B6) Imaginary Greece: The Contexts of Mythology. Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN: 0-521-33865-4
  • Translations of (B6)
    • (B7) La Grèce de l’imaginaire, French translation, published by La Découverte, Paris, 1996. ISBN: 2-7071-2566-0
    • (B8) La Grecia dell’ immaginario, Italian translation, published by La Nuova Italia Editrice, Florence, 1997 . ISBN: 88-221-2515-0
    • (B9) El imaginario griego, Spanish translation; Cambridge University Press Spanish imprints, Madrid, 2000. ISBN: 84-8323-078-X
    • (B10), Οψεις του φαντασιακού στην αρχαια Ελλάδα, Greek translation, University Studio Press, Thessaloniki, 2002. ISBN: 960-12-1059-8
    • (B11), Chinese translation, East China Normal University Press, Shanghai, 2014. ISBN:  9787567520073
  • (B12) From Myth to Reason? Essays on the Development of Greek Thought, edited and introduced by Richard Buxton, Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN: 0-19-815234-5
  • (B13) Oxford Readings in Greek Religion, edited and introduced by Richard Buxton, Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN: 0-19-872191-9
  • Book cover with Trojan Horse illustration: The Complete World of Greek Mythology

    Book cover: The Complete World of Greek Mythology

    (B14) The Complete World of Greek Mythology, Thames and Hudson, London, 2004. ISBN: 0-500-25121-5

  • Translations of (B14):
    • (B15) Todos los dioses de la Grecia, Spanish translation, Oberon, Madrid, 2004. ISBN: 84-96052-64-8
    • (B16) Griekse Mythologie, Dutch translation, The House of Books, Antwerp, 2004. ISBN: 90-443-1117-4
    • (B17) Das grosse Buch der griechischen Mythologie, German translation, Theiss, Stuttgart, 2005. ISBN: 3-8062-1898-6
    • (B18) A Görög Mitológia Világa, Hungarian translation, Alexandra, Pécs, 2004. ISBN: 963-368-760-8
    • (B19) Οι Ελληνικοί μύθοι, Greek translation, Ekdoseis Patake, Athens, 2005. ISBN: 960-16-1556-3
    • (B20) La Mitologia greca: Fonti, luoghi e iconografia, Italian translation, Logos, Milan, 2006. ISBN: 88-7940-475-X
    • (B21) Lumea Completa a Mitologiei Grecesti, Rumanian translation, Aquila, Oradea, 2006. ISBN: 973-714-107-5
    • (B22) Den grekiska mytologins värld, Swedish translation, Prisma, Stockholm, 2007. ISBN: 978-91-518-4583-8
    • (B23) Japanese translation, Toyo Shorin, Tokyo, 2007. ISBN: 978-4-88721-731-7
    • (B24) Turkish translation, Alfa, Istanbul, 2016. ISBN: 978-605-171-306-9
  • (B25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34) Co-editor of vols. I-VIII, Abbreviations/Index volume for vols. I-V, and complete Index volume for vols. I-VIII, of Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2004-14:
    • Vol. I: ISBN: 0-89236-788-1
    • Vol. II: ISBN: 0-89236-789-X
    • Vol. III: ISBN: 0-89236-790-3
    • Vol. IV: ISBN: 0-89236-791-1
    • Vol. V: ISBN: 0-89236-792-X
    • Vol. VI: ISBN: 978-1-60606-073-5
    • Abbreviations/Index for vols. I-V: ISBN: 978-0-89236-793-1
    • Vol. VII: ISBN: 978-089236-787-0
    • Vol. VIII: ISBN: 978-1-60606-102-2
    • Index for vols. I-VIII: ISBN: 978-1-60606-328-6
  • (B35) Forms of Astonishment: Greek Myths of Metamorphosis. Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-19-924549-9.
  • (B36) Co-editor, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). Supplementum 2009. Vols. I and II, Artemis Verlag Dusseldorf, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-538-03520-1.
  • (B37) Translator of Mythical Tales of the Everyday World, by Mercedes Aguirre, Eride Ediciones, Madrid, 2010. ISBN: 978-84-15160-12-0.
  • (B38) Myths and Tragedies in their Ancient Greek Contexts. Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-19-955761-5.

Forthcoming

  • Cyclops: Ancient and Modern Perceptions of an Ogre, Oxford University Press (co-authored with Mercedes Aguirre)

Articles

  • (A1) ‘Frenchmen and Greeks: le structuralisme’ , Bulletin of the Council of University Classical Departments 6,1977, 12-13.
  • (A2) ‘Blindness and limits: Sophokles and the logic of myth’ , Journal of Hellenic Studies 100,1980, 22-37.
  • (A3) Introduction (pp. ix-xvii) to Myth, Religion and Society, ed. R. L. Gordon, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1981.
  • (A4) ‘Wolves and werewolves in Greek and Roman mythology’ , Proceedings of the Classical Association 80,1983, 22-3.
  • (A5) ‘Wolves and werewolves in Greece’ , Omnibus 10,1985, 8-9.
  • (A6) ‘Euripides’ Alkestis: five aspects of an interpretation’ , Dodoni (Philologia) 14,1985, 75-90.
  • (A7) ‘Classical scholars and linen jackets’ , University (publ. by University of Bristol), no. 6, Aug. 28, 1986, 24-6.
  • (A8) ‘Wolves and werewolves in Greek thought’ , in Interpretations of Greek Mythology , ed. J. N. Bremmer, Croom Helm, Beckenham, 1987, 60-79.
  • (A9) ‘Euripides’ Alkestis: five aspects of an interpretation’ , in Papers given at a Colloquium on Greek Drama in honour of R.P. Winnington-Ingram , Suppl. Paper no. 15 publ. by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1987, 17-31. (Modified version of A6.)
  • (A10) ‘Le voile et le silence dans Alceste’ , in Anthropologie et théâtre antique, Cahiers du GITA, no. 3, Univ. of Montpellier, 1987. (French adaptation of A6.)
  • (A11) ‘The gods in Sophocles’ , Diethnis Synantisi: Archaiou Ellinikou Dramatos, Athens, 1987, 9-14.
  • (A12) ‘Myth and mythology’ , article in Macropaedia of The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1988 edn., vol. 24, pp. 710-27. (Revision of existing entry by Kees W. Bolle and J. Z. Smith.)
  • (A13) ‘Bafflement in Greek tragedy’ , Métis 3, 1988, 41-51.
  • (A14) ‘The messenger and the maenads: a speech from Euripides’ Bacchae’ , Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 32, 1989, 225-34.
  • (A15) Adapted reprint of A2, in Sophocles: Modern Critical Views, ed. H. Bloom, Chelsea House, New York, 1990, 105-26.
  • (A16) ‘News from Cithaeron: narrators and narratives in the Bacchae’ , Pallas 37, 1991, 39-48.
  • (A17) ‘Qui était Sophocle?’ , article in programme (pp. 6-8) of production of Ajax and Philoctetes by the Comédie de Reims at the Odéon, Paris, 31 Jan.-23 Feb. 1992.
  • (A18) ‘Le centaure anglais: l’espace ‘initiatique’ dans Henry IV de Shakespeare’ , in L’Initiation, ed. A. Moreau, vol. II, Montpellier, 1992, 153-61.
  • (A19) ‘Iphigénie au bord de la mer’ , Pallas 38, 1992, 209-15.
  • (A20) ‘Imaginary Greek mountains’ , Journal of Hellenic Studies 112, 1992, 1-15.
  • (A21) ‘Montagnes mythiques, montagnes tragiques’ , Ktèma 15 (‘1990’; actually appeared 1994), 163-72. (French version partially corresponding to A20 above.)
  • (A22) ‘Psychologie et paysage dans l’Europe de Moschos’ , in Actes du 25ème Congrès de l’APLAES, 1992, 33-41.
  • (A23) Japanese translation of A2, plus profile of work of Richard Buxton. Journal of Seishu University 2 (1995), 95-118.
  • (A24) Profile of P.E. Easterling, in CA News, December 1995, 6.
  • (A25) ‘Ο Σοφοκλής στο 1995’ , Dodoni 1995, 129-39.
  • (A26) ‘What can you rely on in Oedipus Rex?’ , in Tragedy and the Tragic, ed. M.S. Silk, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996, 38-48.
  • (A27) ‘Montagnes mythiques, montagnes ’  (cf. A21), reprinted in Nature et paysage dans la pensée et l’environment des civilisations antiques, ed. G. Siebert, De Boccard, Paris, 1996, 59-68.
  • (A28) ‘Twin peaks of ancient Greece’ , Newsletter of University of Bristol 6 June 1996, 4-5.
  • (A29) ‘Myths ancient and modern’ , Nonesuch 7 no. 29 University of Bristol, 1997, 36-9.
  • (A30) ‘Oedipus the King, or: thinking the unthinkable, Dionysus 4 , 1996, 35-7.
  • (A31) ‘Religion and myth’ , chapter in Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece, ed. P. Cartledge, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1997, 320-344.
  • (A32). ‘The aesthetics of Greek tragedy’ , article in The Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics, ed. M. Kelly, Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 1998, vol. 4, 396-399.
  • (A33) ‘Greek Mythology’ , entry in Encarta Encyclopaedia 1999 and subsequent years.
  • (A34) ‘Les yeux de Médée: le regard et la magie dans les Argonautiques d’Apollonios de Rhodes’ , in La magie. 2. La magie dans l’antiquité grecque tardive. Les mythes, edd. A. Moreau and J.-C. Turpin, Montpellier, 2000, 265-75.
  • (A35) German translation of A31, publ. as Kulturgeschichte Griechenlands in der Antike, Stuttgart, 2000; Richard Buxton’s chapter ‘Religion und Mythos’  is at 324-48.
  • (A36) ‘Metamorfose en religie bij de oude Grieken: een ‘vreemde’ geloof’ , in Raster 95, 2001, 94-109.
  • (A37) ‘Time, space and ideology: tragic myths and the Athenian polis’ , in Mitos en la literatura griega arcaica y clasica, ed. J. A. López Férez, Ediciones Clásicas, Madrid, 2002, 175-89.
  • (A38) ‘The myth of Talos’ , in Nottingham Classical Literature Studies 6, ed. C. Atherton, Levante, Bari, 2002, 83-112.
  • (A39) ‘Deux mondes de l’Iliade’ , in Europe, May 2001, 48-58.
  • (A40) ‘Euripides’ Alkestis: five aspects of an interpretation’  (= A9), reprinted in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Euripides, ed. J. Mossman, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003, 170-86.
  • (A 41) ‘Критский Эрос, или странные судьбы Ариадны’  (‘Cretan love, or the complicated fates of Ariadne’), article in Русская антропологичесая школа. Труды (Russian Anthropological Schoool. Works) vol. I, Moscow, 2004, 302-9.
  • (A42) ‘Los amores de Ariadna’ , Revista de Arqueología 25, no. 277, 2004, 14-23.
  • (A43) Lecture published as bilingual booklet in Russian/Engl.: Герой греческих трагедий: человек или супермен?, Moscow, 2004. (‘Greek tragic heroes: men or supermen?’).
  • (A44) ‘The Herakles myth’ , 6-page programme note for Greek theatre performance at Epidauros/Delphi, June-July 2004.
  • (A45) ‘Similes and other likenesses’ , in Cambridge Companion to Homer, ed. R. L. Fowler, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004, 139-55.
  • (A46) Greek translation of (A31), publ. as Η εικονογραφημένη ιστορία της Αρχαίας Ελλάδας του Κέιμπριτζ , Zacharopoulos S. I., Athens, 2004; Richard Buxton’s chapter ‘Threskeia kai muthos’ is at 320-44.
  • (A47) ‘Cretan love: the complicated fates of Ariadne’ , in Proceedings of Symposium on Eros, held at Delphi, Sept. 19-21, 2003. Publ. by Lentakis Foundation, 2005, 37-40; also, Conclusions of Symposium by Richard Buxton, 214-15.
  • (A48) ‘Weapons and day’s white horses: the language of Ajax’ , in Sophocles and the Greek Language, edd. I. J. F. de Jong and A. Rijksbaron, Brill, Leiden, 2006, 13-23.
  • (A49) ‘Tragedy and Greek myth’ , in Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology, ed. R. Woodard, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007, 166-89.
  • (A50) ‘Weapons and day’s white horses: the language of Ajax and Macbeth, in Proceedings of XIIth International Meeting on Ancient Greek Drama, 2004, European Cultural Centre of Delphi, 41-8.
  • (A51) ‘Feminized males in Bacchae: the importance of discrimination’ , in Sophocles and the Greek Tragic Tradition, edd. S. Goldhill and E. Hall, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2009, 232-50.
  • (A52) ‘What can myths of metamorphosis stories teach us about ancient Greek religion?’  in Religion: Lehre und Praxis. Akten des Kolloquiums Basel, 22 Oktober 2004. Archaiognosia, Supplementband 8, Athens, 2009, 49-59.
  • (A53) ‘The significance (or insignificance) of blackness in mythological names’ , in Myths, Martyrs and Modernity, edd. J. Dijkstra, J. Kroesen and Y. Kuiper, Brill, Leiden, 2010, 31-41.
  • (A54) ‘How Medea moves: versions of a myth in Apollonius and elsewhere’ , in Unbinding Medea. Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Classical Myth from Antiquity to the 21st century, edd. H. Bartel & A. Simon, Legenda, Oxford, 2010, 25-38.
  • (A55) ‘Metamorphoses of gods into animals and humans’ , in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations, edd. J. Bremmer and A. Erskine, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2010, 81-91.
  • (A56) Lives and deaths of the Greek gods, heroes, and historical figures, on-line (2010) in e-journal published in connection with Athens Dialogues project.
  • (A57) ‘The significance (or insignificance) of blackness in mythological names’ , in Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion, edd. E. Karakantza and M. Christopoulos, Lexington Books, Lanham MD, 2010, 3-13.
  • (A58) ‘En el principio. Los origines de los seres humanos en la mitología griega y en algunas otras mitologías’ , in Mitos sobre el origen del hombre, edd. A. Bernabé and J. Pérez de Tudela, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 2010, 31-55.
  • (A59) ‘The boundary between male and female in Bacchae: the importance of discrimination’ , in Grenzen in Ritual und Kult der Antike, ed. M.A. Guggisberg, Schwabe Verlag, Basel, 2013, 35-45.
  • (A60) ‘What is “Classical” civilisation? The case of ancient Greece’, in Civilisation, edd. K. Almquist and A. Linklater, Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, Stockholm, 2014, 71-8.
  • (A61) Fantasmas y religión entre los griegos: contextos y control’ , in Fantasmas, aparecidos y muertos sin descanso, edd. M. Aguirre Castro, C. Delgado-Linacero, and A. González-Rivas, Abada, Madrid, 2014, 41-53.
  • (A62) ‘An ogre in three landscapes: Cyclops in Homer, Euripides and Theokritos’ , in Human Development in Sacred Landscapes: Between Ritual Tradition, Creativity and Emotionality, edd. L. Käppel and V. Pothou, V & R Unipress, Göttingen, 2015, 147-54.
  • (A63) ‘Mount Etna in the Greco-Roman imaginaire: culture and liquid fire’ , in Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity: Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination, edd.  J. McInerney and I. Sluiter, Brill, Leiden, 2016, 25-45.
  • (A64) ‘Landscapes of the Cyclopes’, in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece, ed. G. Hawes, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017, 52-64.
  • (A65) ‘My friends, Outis is killing me by a trick oude by violence’, in Line of Enquiry: Favourite Lines from Classical Literature, ed. P. Corcoran, Trinity College Dublin Press, Dublin, 2017, 34-5.

Reviews

  • (R1) On the Concept of Slavery in Euripides, by K. Synodinou; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 100, 1980, 219-20.
  • (R2) The Gardens of Adonis: Spices in Greek Mythology, by M. Detienne (trans. J. Lloyd); in Journal of Hellenic Studies 100, 1980, 243-4.
  • (R3) Tragedia e lotta di classe in Grecia, by V. Citti; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 101, 1981, 172.
  • (R4) La Cuisine du sacrifice en pays grec, edd. by M. Detienne and J.-P. Vernant; in Classical Review N.S. 31, 1981, 131.
  • (R5) Sophocles: Oedipus Rex, ed. by R.D. Dawe; in Bulletin Review of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers 61, 1983, v-vi.
  • (R6) Vision and Stagecraft in Sophocles, by D. Seale; in Bulletin Review of the Joint Association of Classical Teachers 62, 1983, ii.
  • (R7) L’Invention de la mythologie, by M. Detienne; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 103, 1983, 193-4.
  • (R8) Les Grecs sans miracles, by L. Gernet; in Times Literary Supplement Oct. 7, 1983, 1084.
  • (R9) Athenian Popular Religion, by J. D. Mikalson; in Times Literary Supplement March 2, 1984, 209.
  • (R10) Orion: The Myth of the Hunter, by J. Fontenrose; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 104, 1984, 223-4.
  • (R11) Lions, héros, masques. Les représentations de l’animal chez Homère, by A. Schnapp-Gourbeillon; in Annales: Economies, Sociétés, Civilisations, Sept.-Oct. 1985, 1195-6.
  • (R12) Greek Religion and Society, ed. by P. E. Easterling and J. V. Muir; in Times Literary Supplement Jan.3 1986, 18.
  • (R13) Ritual Irony. Poetry and Sacrifice in Euripides, by H. P. Foley; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 107, 1987, 199-200.
  • (R14) The Greek Theater, by L. Aylen; in Dance Research 5, no. 2, Autumn 1987, 69-70, and 6, no. 2, Autumn 1988, 83.
  • (R15) Interpreting Greek Tragedy, by C. Segal; in Classical Review N.S. 38, 1988, 54-6.
  • (R16) The Poetics of Greek Tragedy, by M. Heath; in Times Literary Supplement July 15-22, 1988, 772.
  • (R17) Le Soleil et le Tartare, by A. Ballabriga; in Classical Review N.S. 38, 1988, 291-3.
  • (R18) Tragic Ambiguity, by T. C. W. Oudemans and A. P. M. H. Lardinois; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 109, 1989, 216-17.
  • (R19) Métamorphoses du mythe en Grèce antique, ed. by C. Calame; in Classical Review N.S. 40, 1990, 324-6.
  • (R20) Inventing the Barbarian, by E. Hall; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 111, 1991, 217-18.
  • (R21) Aristophanes: Myth, Ritual and Comedy, by A.M. Bowie; in Times Literary Supplement March 11, 1994, 33.
  • (R22) Theater and Society in the Classical World, ed. by R. Scodel; in Times Literary Supplement March 11, 1994, 33.
  • (R23) Gender and Immortality. Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult, by D. Lyons; in Times Literary Supplement, Jan 9, 1998, 23.
  • (R24) The Fall of Troy in Early Greek Poetry and Art, by M. J. Anderson; in Times Literary Supplement., Jan 9, 1998, 23.
  • (R25) Sotades. Symbols of Immortality on Greek Vases, by H. Hoffmann; in Times Literary Supplement, Nov. 20, 1998, 28.
  • (R26) Classical Mythology in English Literature : A Critical Anthology, ed. by G. Miles; in The Anglo-Hellenic Review, no. 20, Autumn 1999, 17.
  • (R27): Poétique des mythes dans la Grèce antique, by C. Calame; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 121, 2001, 178-9.
  • (R28): Mythes grecs I: Origines, by A. Moreau; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 121, 2001, 177-8.
  • (R29): Tragedy and Athenian Religion, by C. Sourvinou-Inwood; in Classical Review 55, no. 1, 2005, 31-3.
  • (R30): Wandering in Ancient Greek Culture, by. S. Montiglio; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 127, 2007, 195-6.
  • (R31) New Heroes in Antiquity: From Achilles to Antinoos, by C. P. Jones; in Journal of Hellenic Studies 131, 2011, 231-2.
  • (R32) Interpreting the Images of Greek Myths: an Introduction, by K. Junker (translated by Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass and Anthony Snodgrass); in Journal of Hellenic Studies 133, 2013, 270-1.
  • (R33) Routes et parcours mythiques: des textes à l’archéologie, ed. by A. Meurant; in Gnomon 86, 2014, 566-7.