Hilton, J L

University of KwaZulu-Natal: Durban, South Africa
Postal Address: School of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics

Memorial Tower Building G019

Howard College

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Republic of South Africa


E-mail: JLHILTON@webafrica.org.za / hilton@ukzn.ac.za



Hilton, J. L. 2017. 'The cost of leadership: the relationship between crowds and power in the Misopogon of the emperor Julian and the Aethiopica of Heliodorus.' In R. J. Evans (ed.), Mass & Elite in the Greek and Roman Worlds: From Sparta to Late Antiquity, 137-48. London.

Hilton, J. L. 2017. 'Egyptian necromancy in Heliodorus' Aethiopica (6.12-15) and the witch of Endor narrative (1SAM 28).' In R. J. Evans (ed.), Prophets and Profits: Ancient Divination and its Reception, 130-43. London.

Hilton, J. L. 2017. 'Myth and narrative fiction in the works of the emperor Julian'. Listy filologické 140.1-2: 39-70.

Hilton, J. L. 2017. 'Speaking truth to power: Cynics, Ethiopian Philosophers and Roman Emperors.' In P. R. Bosman (ed.), Intellectuals and Power, forthcoming. Pretoria.

Hilton, J. L. 2017. 'Cecil Rhodes, the Classics and Imperialism.' In G. Parker (ed.), South Africa, Greece and Rome: Classical Confrontations, 88-113. Cambridge.


Hilton, J. L. 2016. 'Emeralds and embassies in The Ethiopian Story of Heliodorus'. Akroterion 61: 25-42.


Hilton, J. L. 2015. 'Erotic date palms in Ammianus Marcellinus 24.3'. Listy filologické 138.3-4: 213-29.

Hilton, J. L. 2015. 'Gandhi, Carpenter, Schreiner and the Crisis of Modern Civilisation at the Turn of the Twentieth Century'. African Studies 74.2: 157-74.


Hilton, J. L. 2014. 'A new sixth-century reader of Heliodorus' Aethiopica?' Acta Classica 57: 241-45.

Hilton, J. L. 2014. 'Theodor Mommsen, British Imperialism and the Second South African War Of Independence (1899-1902)'. Classics Receptions Journal 6.1: 48-73.


Hilton, J. L. 2013. 'A Democratic Turn in the Reception of the Roman-Dutch Law of Treason in South Africa?' In L. Hardwick and S. Harrison (edd.), Classics in the Modern World: A 'Democratic Turn'?, Classical Presences Series, 47-62. Oxford.

Hilton, J. 2013. 'The Hunt for Acrostics by Some Ancient Readers of Homer'. Hermes 141.1: 88-95.


Hilton, J. L. 2012. 'The Cult of Neoptolemos at Delphi in Heliodoros' Aithiopika'. Acta Classica 55: 57-68.

Hilton, J. L. 2012. 'The Sphragis of Heliodorus, Genealogy in the Aithiopika, and Julian's Hymn to King Helios'. Ágora: Estudos Classicos em Debat 14: 1-24.

Hilton, J. L. 2012. 'The Theme of Shipwreck on (In)hospitable Shores in Ancient Prose Narratives'. Trends in Classics 4: 274-95.


Hilton, J. L. 2011. 'Andrew Lang, comparative anthropology and the Classics in the African romances of Rider Haggard'. Akroterion 56: 107-28.

Hilton, J. L. 2011. 'The influence of Classical ideas on the anti-alavery debate at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (1795-1834).' In R. Alston, E. Hall and J. McConnell (edd.), Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood. Classical Presences, 103-24. Oxford.

Hilton, J. L. and De Jong, M. 2011. 'Maria Mouton in The Heart of the Country?'. JLS/TLW 27.2: 77-91.

Hilton, J. 2011. 'On isopsephism in Homer and Apollonius of Rhodes'. Classical Journal 106.4: 385-94.


Hilton, J. L. 2010. 'Names and numbers in Hellenistic Greek Literature'. Nomina Africana 24: 24-40.

Hilton, J. 2010. 'The First Ethiopians: a critical perspective'. Alternation 17.2: 361-77.


Hilton, J. L. 2009. 'Adamastor, gigantomachies, and the literature of exile in Camões' Lusíads'. AUMLA 112: 1-23.

Hilton, J. L. 2009. 'Contemporary elements in Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon'. Acta Classica 52: 101-12.

Hilton, J. L. 2009. 'Maria Mouton and Roman Law at the Cape of Good Hope in 1714'. Fundamina 14.1: 120-38.

Hilton, J. 2009. 'Furor, dementia, rabies: social displacement, madness and religion in the Metamorphoses of Apuleius.' In P. R. Bosman (ed.), Mania: Madness in the Ancient World. Acta Classica Supplement III, 84-105. Pretoria.


Hilton, J. L. and Matthews, L. L. 2008. 'Veiled or unveiled? Plut. Quaest. Rom. 267B-C'. Classical Quarterly 58.1: 336-42.


Hilton, J. L. 2007. 'The influence of Roman Law on the practice of slavery at the Cape of Good Hope (1652-1834)'. Acta Classica 50: 1-14.

Hilton, J. L. 2007. 'Introduction.' In J. Hilton and A. Gosling (edd.), Alma Parens Originalis? The Reception of Classical Ideas in Africa, Europe, Cuba, and the United States, 11-40. Bern.

Hilton, J. L. 2007. '"The sacred Cities of the Mind": Roy Campbell and the Classics.' In J. Hilton and A. Gosling (edd.), Alma Parens Originalis? The Reception of Classical Ideas in Africa, Europe, Cuba, and the United States, 133-55. Bern.


Hilton, J. L. 2006. 'Apuleius Florida 23 and popular moral philosophy'. Acta Classica 2006: 137-44.

Hilton, J. L. 2006. '"Chamei-me Adamastor": naming the spirit of the Cape in Luis Vaz de Camões' Lusíads'. Nomina Africana 20.1-2: 3-15.

Hilton, J. L. 2006. 'The Herschel obelisk, Classics, and Egyptomania at the Cape'. Akroterion 51: 117-34.


Hilton, J. L. 2005. 'Lucian and the Great Moon Hoax of 1835'. Akroterion 50: 87-108.

Hilton, J. L. 2005. 'War and peace in the Ancient Novel'. Acta Classica 48: 57-84.


Hilton, J. L. 2004. 'The Classical names given to slaves at the Western Cape in the Eighteenth Century'. Nomina Africana 18.1-2: 18-36.


Hilton, J. L. 2003. 'Heliodorus the Poet.' In A. F. Basson and W. J. Dominik (edd.), Literature, Art, History: Studies on Classical Antiquity and Tradition, 235-48. Bern.


Harrison, S., Hilton, J. and Hunink, V. 2001. Apuleius: Rhetorical Works. Oxford.

Hilton, J. L. 2001. 'The dream of Charikles (4.14.2): intertextuality and irony in the Ethiopian Story of Heliodorus'. Acta Classica 44: 77-86.

Hilton, J. L. 2001. 'Latin in South Africa: two inscriptions on a commemorative arch on the Hartbeespoort Dam'. Akroterion 46: 101-08.


Hilton, J. L. 1998. A Commentary on Books 3 and 4 of the Ethiopian Story of Heliodorus. PhD University of Natal. Durban.

Hilton, J. L. 1998. 'An Ethiopian paradox: Heliodorus Aithiopika 4.8.' In R. L. Hunter (ed.), Studies in Heliodorus, 79-92. Cambridge.


Hilton, J. L. 1997. 'The meaning of antitheos (Hld. 4.7.13) again'. Acta Classica 40: 87-90.


Hilton, J. L. 1996. 'Theagenes, Chariclea and the enagismos of Neoptolemus at Delphi.' In R. Faber and B. Seidensticker (edd.), Worte, Bilder, Töne: Studien zur Antike und Antikerezeption, 187-95. Würzburg.


Hilton, J. L. 1993. 'Cohesion in Latin'. South African Journal of Linguistics Supplement 15: 41-54.

Hilton, J. L. 1993. 'Peoples of Azania'. Scholia n.s. 2: 3-16.


Hilton, J. L. 1992. 'Azania: some etymological considerations'. Acta Classica 35: 151-59.


Hilton, J. L. 1989. 'Temporal connectors in the narrative discourse of Cicero.' In M. Lavency and D. Longrée (edd.), Proceedings of the Vth Colloquium on Latin Linguistics: Cahiers de l'Institut de Linguistique de Louvain, 173-84. Louvain-la-Neuve.


Hilton, J. L. 1976. 'Latin: language or culture?'. Akroterion 22.3: 29-33.