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“Where the technical explanation of cause and effect replaces the mythical imagination, man loses his primitive fears. But we should be loth to decide whether this emancipation from the mythological view really helps mankind to find a fitting answer to the problems of existence”


- Aby Warburg -



- Laura Massetti. 2024. Pindar’s Pythian Twelve: A Linguistic Commentary and a Comparative Study. Leiden-Boston.

- Laura Massetti. 2019. Phraseologie und indogermanische Dichtersprache in der Sprache der griechischen Chorlyrik: Pindar und Bakchylides. Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies (curated book).

Edition of Peer-reviewed Collective Volumes

- Laura Massetti (ed.). 2023. Castalia: Studies in Indo-European Linguistics, Mythology and Poetics. Leiden-Boston.

Peer-Reviewed Papers

- Laura Massetti. 2024. “On the Legacy of Marcello Durante (1923–1984).” AION (filol.) 45.

- Laura Massetti. 2023. ““You Are now One of Us”: Hermes and the χέλυς, Syrdon and the fændyr”. AION (filol.) 45.

- Laura Massetti. 2023. “Pindar, Perseus, and the θρῆνος πολυκάρηνος in Nonnus of Panopolis." GRBS 63/3, 300–324.

- Laura Massetti. 2023. “Syrdon e il fændyr: temi, varianti e variazioni." Eurasiatica 19, 55–72.

- Laura Massetti. 2022 [2023]. “Pindar Pythian 2.52-56, πιαίνομαι and Πιερίς: Unhealthy and Healthy Fats in Greek and Indo-European." JIES 50/3-4, 1–26.

- Laura Massetti. 2022. “A comparative lens on κρατὺς Ἀργεϊφόντης: meaning, etymology and phraseology.” CQ 72/2, 459–468.

- Laura Massetti. 2022. “Hermes Ἀργεϊφόντης and Agni bhā́r̥jīka.” IF 127/1, 131–150.

Hermes at night. On Hermes ἐΰσκοπος and Agni sudárśa-*, viṣpáś-. Aev(ant) 21, 271–289.

- Laura Massetti. 2022. “Hermes at Night. On Hermes ἐΰσκοπος and Agni sudárśa‑*, viṣpáś‑.” Aev(ant) N.S. 21, 271–289.

- Laura Massetti. 2021. “Erysichthon’s Crime and Punishment: The Prehistory of a Famine Demon.” JIES 49/1-2, 67–140.

- Laura Massetti. 2021. “Ἀργεϊφόντης ... πῦρ ἀμαρύσσων. A Poetic Etymology?” QUCC 128/2, 11–27.

- Laura Massetti. 2020. “Chatter and Laugh: Latin garriō ‘chatter’, TA kary-, TB kery- ‘laugh’, Old Irish gáire ‘laughter’ and PIE *ĝar- ‘to utter a loud sound‘.” TIES 20, 125–139.

- Laura Massetti. 2020. “Once upon a time a *…Indo-European Parallels to Sole, Luna e Talia (Giambattista Basile Pentamerone 5.5).” AION (ling.) N.S. 9, 89–113.

- Laura Massetti. 2020. “Gr. ἀρτιεπής, ved. ̥rtvíya- vā́k-, jav. raϑβiia- vacah-.” IF 125/1, 1–20.

- Laura Massetti. 2019. “The phraseological story of Greek πολισσόε (Homeric Hymn 8.2).” ILing 42, 137–54.

- Laura Massetti. 2019. “Antimachus’s Enigma: On Erytheia, the Latvian Sun-goddess and a Red Fish.” JIES 47/1-2, 223–240.

- Laura Massetti. 2018/2019. “’Mr. Hand:‘ On Gk. Χείρων, Hitt. kiššeraš dUTU-uš and Rudrá‑ ‘of healing hand’.” MSS  72/1, 97–120.

- Laura Massetti. 2017/2018. “Pindar and Aeschylus’s Atharvaveda.” MSS 71/1, 31–50.

- Laura Massetti. 2016. “Le ali del sole: una artistica in Aesch. . 212–213.” AION (ling.) N.S. 5, 91–106.

- Laura Massetti. 2016. “Two Lovely Names: On Κύπρις and Ἶρις." MSS 70/1, 41–59.

- Laura Massetti. 2014. “Due epiteti pindarici di Zeus: ἐλασιβρόντας (fr. 144), ἐλατὴρ βροντᾶς (Ol. 4, 1).” N.S. 14, 119–130.

- Laura Massetti. “Gr. ἀρετή, ved. ̥rtá‑, av. aṣ̌a‑ e l’eccellenza come ordine aggiustato.” MSS 67/2, 123–148.

Peer-Reviewed Papers Appeared as Chapters in Colective Volumes

- Laura Massetti. In press. “Gender Matters: Eds. J.A. Johnson, and G. Kroonen. Cambridge.

- Laura Massetti. In press. “To fix like a chariot: On PS 4.15.6–7, ŚS 4.12.6–7.” ,. Eds. R. Leach, O. Hellwig, and Th. Zehnder. Berlin/New York.

- Laura Massetti. In press. ”‘Fashioning glory’, ‘Shining of glory’. Two case studies in Greek Onomastics.” In: *R̥tamanas-, R̥tavacas-, R̥tadipi-* – ‘Of Right Thoughts, Right Speech, Right Writings’. A Jubilee Volume in Honour of Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt, Foreign Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Eds. V. Sadovski, K. Stüber, and P. Huyse. Wien.

- Laura Massetti. 2023. “In the Bosom of the Goddess: Thetis and Dionysus.” The Staying Power of Thetis: Allusion, Interaction, and Reception from Homer to the 21st Century. Eds. M.W. Paprocki, G. Vos, and D.J. Wright, 207–224. Berlin-New York.

- Laura Massetti. 2022. “Ageless Aretē: How old is this?” , 9–28. Eds. H.L. Reid, and J. Serrati. Sioux City, IA.

- Laura Massetti. 2022. “Where does Dionysus Ὕης come from? On one case of Greek-Anatolian mythological translation.” Proceedings of the Colloquium Variation and Contact in the Ancient Indo-European Languages: between Linguistics and Philology, 196–210. Eds. M. Bianconi, and M. Capano, D. Romagno, and F. Rovai. Leiden-Boston.

- Laura Massetti. 2021. “Hestia Revisited. Hermes ἀκάκητα and the funerary fire.” Proceedings of the 31st Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Eds. S.W. Jamison, and B. Vine, 197–213. Bremen.

- Laura Massetti. 2020. “The light of truth, the wage of rightness, the remedy of excellence. On some inherited collocations of Gk. ἀρετή, Vedic r̥tá‑, Avestan aṣ̌a‑.” vácāmsi miśrā krṇavāmahai. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Society for Indo-European Studies and IWoBA XII. Eds. L. Repanšek, H. Bichlmeier, and V. Sadovski, 467–480. Hamburg.

- Laura Massetti. 2018. “Another avatar for Mātariśvan? On the Hesychian gloss Ἴθας, Ἴθαξ (ι 387 L).” Eds. D.M. Goldstein, S.W. Jamison, and B. Vine, 147–162. Bremen.

- Laura Massetti. 2017. “Gr. Ὀρφεύς, ved. R̥bhú- und heth. ḫarp(p)mi.” Miscellanea indogermanica. Festschrift für José Luis García Ramón zum 65. Geburtstag. Eds. D. Kölligan, and I. Hajnal, 457–470. Innsbruck.

- Laura Massetti. 2016. “The belly of an Indo-European: Some Greek and Iranian cognates of PIE *merĝ- ‘to divide, cut’.” Proceedings of the 27th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Eds. D.M. Goldstein, S.W. Jamison, and B. Vine, 115–129. Bremen.

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