Academic Series: The Heritage of Western Greece

The cultural and intellectual heritage of Western Greece—the coastal areas of Southern Italy and Sicily settled by Hellenes in the 8th and 7th centuries BCE—is sometimes overlooked in academic studies.  Yet evidence suggests that poets, playwrights, philosophers, and other maverick intellectuals found fertile ground here for the growth of their ideas and the harvesting of their work.  The goal of this series is to explore the distinctive heritage of Western Greece from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including art history, archaeology, classical literature, drama, epigraphy, history, philosophy, and religion.

Philosopher Kings and Tragic Heroes

Edited by Heather L. Reid and Davide Tanasi

2016 ISBN 978-1942495079

Politics and Performance in Western Greece

Edited by Heather L. Reid, Davide Tanasi, and Susi Kimbell

2017 ISBN 978-1942495185

The Many Faces of Mimēsis

Edited by Heather L. Reid and Jeremy C. DeLong

2018 ISBN 978-1-942495-22-2

Looking at Beauty to Kalon in Western Greece

Edited by Heather L. Reid and Tony Leyh

2019 ISBN 978-1-942495-33-8

Plato at Syracuse

with a new translation of the Seventh Letter by Jonah Radding

Edited by Heather L. Reid and Mark Ralkowski

2019 ISBN 978-1-942495-28-4

Books are available on JSTOR open access, in paperback and Kindle format at or by direct order from Parnassos Press