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(p. xiii) Notes on Contributors

(p. xiii) Notes on Contributors

Joseph A. Almeida is professor of classics and legal studies and director of the Great Books of Western Civilization Honors Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Egbert J. Bakker is the Alvan Talcott Professor of Classics at Yale University. His main interest is the combination of linguistic and literary perspectives on archaic Greek poetry. His last two books are The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Authorship and Greek Song: Authority, Authenticity, and Performance (ed., Brill, 2017).

Lilah Grace Canevaro is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Classics at the University of Edinburgh. She is author of Hesiod’s Works and Days: How to Teach Self-Sufficiency (Oxford University Press, 2015), and coeditor of Conflict and Consensus in Early Greek Hexameter Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2017). She has published in the fields of classical reception and comparative literature and has begun to test out cognitive approaches to didactic poetry. She is currently working on a book project on Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2018) and is exploring ways in which the new materialisms can be integrated into classical study.

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III is the Paul Shorey Professor of Greek in the Department of Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies at Bryn Mawr College. His research focuses on Greek religion and mythology, especially ideas of the underworld and afterlife, as well as on Platonic philosophy, ritual, and magic, and on various topics relating to Orphica, including the Derveni papyrus and the gold tablets. He has published Myths of the Underworld Journey: Plato, Aristophanes, and the “Orphic” Gold Tablets (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and Redefining Ancient Orphism: A Study in Greek Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has also edited a volume of essays entitled The “Orphic” Gold Tablets and Greek Religion: Further Along the Path (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and a volume of essays, Plato and the Power of Images (Brill, 2017, coedited with Pierre Destrée). His current project is a study of the category of magic, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (Princeton University Press, forthcoming).

Marcus Folch is associate professor of classics at Columbia University. His work focuses on ancient Greek literature and philosophy, performance in antiquity, and incarceration in the ancient world. He is the author of The City and the Stage: Performance, Genre, and Gender in Plato’s Laws (Oxford University Press, 2015), as well as articles and chapters on ancient literary criticism, the dialogue between ancient Greek philosophy and the (p. xiv) poetic tradition, and classical reception in the twentieth century. He is currently at work on a book entitled Bondage, Incarceration, and the Prison in Ancient Greece and Rome: A Cultural and Literary History.

José M. González is associate professor of classical studies at Duke University and coeditor of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies. His research interests bear on Greek literature (Homer to Nonnos), the intellectual history of classical antiquity, Aristotle, ancient rhetoric and literary criticism, ritual theory, and performance studies. His publications include The Epic Rhapsode and His Craft: Homeric Performance in a Diachronic Perspective (Harvard University Press, 2013), and the edited volume Diachrony: Diachronic Studies of Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (De Gruyter, 2015). He is currently writing a monograph on the Hesiodic poetic tradition.

Jeffrey Henderson is the William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Greek Language and Literature, and former dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, at Boston University. He is best known for his pioneering work on the language and history of sexuality, on Greek drama (especially comedy) and politics, and for his editions and translations of Aristophanes. Since 1999 he has been the general editor of the Loeb Classical Library, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.

Thomas E. Jenkins is professor of classical studies at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. He is a past fellow of Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies and the American Council on Education, with research that cuts across a wide swathe of disciplines, including classics, theater, film, and gender studies. He was the winner of the inaugural Paul Rehak award for best article in LGBT studies in classics, on Lucian’s Dialogues of the Courtesans; he is also the author of Antiquity Now: The Classical World in the Contemporary American Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His goofy stage adaptation of Plautus’s The Haunted House premiered in 2013.

Joshua T. Katz is Cotsen Professor in the Humanities, professor of classics, and a member (and former director) of the Program in Linguistics at Princeton University, where he has been teaching since 1998. Widely published in the languages, literatures, and cultures of the ancient world, from India to Ireland, he has recently written on such subjects as wordplay in Vergil, the morphology of the Greek pluperfect, and Old Norse pederasty. He has a long-standing fascination with archaic Greek poetry, and the chapter in the present volume is part of a series of studies aimed at showing how much there is to learn about Homer and Hesiod from examining them from an Indo-European perspective.

Hugo H. Koning is a lecturer at Leiden University. His main interests are early epic, mythology and Herodotus. He is the author of Hesiod: The Other Poet; Ancient Reception of a Cultural Icon (Brill, 2010). He is currently working (with Glenn Most) on an edition of ancient exegetical texts on the Theogony and editing a volume (with Leopoldo Iribarren) on Hesiod and the pre-Socratics.

(p. xv) Stephanie Larson is professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies at Bucknell University, specializing in Boiotian studies and literature. Her dissertation (University of Texas, Austin) and later book, Tales of Epic Ancestry: Boiotian Collective Identity in the Late Archaic and Early Classical Periods (Stuttgart, 2007), explore the intersection of myth, material culture, and ethnic identity. For almost three decades Professor Larson has lived off and on in Greece, and in the last several years she has co-directed an excavation on the Ismenion Hill in Thebes, Boiotia. Additional interests include gender identities in ancient and modern Greece, Sappho, early Greek mythology, and Herodotus.

Adam Lecznar teaches modules in Greek language and literature at University College London and Royal Holloway and works on the reception of ancient Greek literature and philosophy in the modern period. His research focuses primarily on the work of Friedrich Nietzsche and his influence on later visions of the classical world. He has published on classical themes in the work of Nietzsche and Joyce and recently completed work on his first monograph project, Dionysus after Nietzsche: Five Studies in Tragedy, Philosophy and Modernity, for Cambridge University Press.

Alexander C. Loney is associate professor of classical languages at Wheaton College. Previously he was an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow in Classics and a fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. He has written articles on Homer, Hesiod, and Greek lyric poetry, and has a monograph forthcoming with Oxford University Press, titled The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey.

Suzanne Lye is assistant professor in the Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her AB from Harvard University, where she studied organic chemistry and the history of antibiotics. After receiving her PhD in classics from the University of California, Los Angeles, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Dartmouth College. Her current research focuses on conceptions of the afterlife in ancient Greek underworld narratives from Homer to Lucian. She has published on ancient epic, ancient magic and religion, ancient representations of gender and ethnicity, ancient and modern pedagogy, and classical reception. Additionally, she has contributed to several digital humanities initiatives through Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies, including the Homer Multitext Project.

Richard P. Martin is the Isabelle and Antony Raubitschek Professor in Classics at Stanford University, where he has taught Greek, Latin, and Irish literature for the past seventeen years. Previously he taught for eighteen years at Princeton University. His works on Greek poetry and myth include Healing, Sacrifice, and Battle: Amechania and Related Concepts in Early Greek Poetry (1983); The Language of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the Iliad (1989); Classical Mythology: The Basics (2016); and Mythologizing Performance (forthcoming). Hesiodic poetry has been the topic of several of his articles: “Hesiod, Odysseus, and the Instruction of Princes,” Transactions of the American Philological Association 114 (1984); “Hesiod’s Metanastic Poetics,” Ramus 21 (1992); and “Hesiod and the Didactic Double,” Synthesis (La Plata, Arg.) 11 (2004). The sociology of Greek comedy was the focus of his 2014 Sather Lectures at the University of (p. xvi) California, Berkeley. Martin’s ongoing project on Homeric religion examines the interface between historically attested cult practices and the poetic representation of gods, heroes, and rituals. He holds an AB (in classics and Celtic studies) and an AM and PhD (in classical philology) from Harvard University.

Mitchell Miller , former Dexter Ferry Professor in Philosophy, is professor emeritus at Vassar College. In addition to his work on Plato and the pre-Socratics, he has long-term interests in late medieval philosophy, Descartes and Leibniz, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century continental thought. He has published two books on Plato, Plato’s Parmenides: The Conversion of the Soul (Princeton University Press, 1986; Penn State UP pap., 1991) and The Philosopher in Plato’s Statesman (Martinus Nijhoff, 1980; reissued with “Dialectical Education and Unwritten Teachings in Plato’s Statesman,” Parmenides Publishing, 2004), a wide-ranging array of essays on Plato, and studies of Hesiod (“ ‘First of All,’ ” Anc Phil 21 2001]) and Parmenides (“Ambiguity and Transport,” OSAP 30 [2006]). In recent years he has concentrated on the Sophist (“What the Dialectician Discerns,” Anc Phil 36 [2016]); the Philebus (“A More ‘Exact Grasp’ of the Soul,” in Truth, ed. K. Pritzl, CUAP 2010); and, as the context for inquiry into Plato’s “so-called unwritten teachings,” the notion of “the longer way” to the Good and a more “precise grasp” of the city, the soul, and (he argues) the cosmos that Plato has Socrates project at Republic 435c-d and 504b-e. For more, go to

Stephanie Nelson is associate professor of classical studies at Boston University and currently director and dean of the core curriculum. She has her BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, and her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. She teaches widely in Greek and Latin literature and in the classical tradition and has written on subjects ranging from Hesiod to Aristophanes to translation from the classics. She is the author of God and the Land: The Metaphysics of Farming in Hesiod and Vergil (Oxford University Press, 1998) and of a work on Greek comedy and tragedy, Aristophanes’ Tragic Muse: Comedy, Tragedy and the Polis in Classical Athens (Brill, 2016). She has also written on and given numerous talks on the relationship of Joyce’s Ulysses and the Odyssey and is currently at work on a monograph on the subject.

Tom Phillips is supernumerary fellow in classics at Merton College, Oxford. He is the author of Pindar’s Library: Performance Poetry and Material Texts (Oxford University Press, 2016). His current research focuses on lyric poetry, Hellenistic poetry, and ancient scholarship.

Benjamin Sammons has published numerous articles on early Greek literature, as well as two books, The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle (Oxford University Press, 2017). He has taught at Penn State University, New York University, and Queens College in the City University of New York.

Stephen Scully is professor of classical studies at Boston University. He has written on Homer, Hesiod, Greek tragedy, Plato, Freud’s antiquities, and aspects of reception. (p. xvii) Translations include Plato’s Phaedrus (Focus Publishing, 2003; now distributed by Hackett Publishing) and, with Rosanna Warren, Euripides’ Suppliant Women (Oxford University Press, 1995; now in The Complete Euripides, vol. III, 2010), and recent publications include the introduction to George Chapman’s Homer’s Hymns and Other Homerica (Princeton University Press, 2008); “Englished Homer from Chapman to Walcott,” Arion 17 (2009); Hesiod’s Theogony: From Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost (Oxford University Press, 2015); and “Dryden’s Aeneis,” in Virgil and His Translators (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

H. A. Shapiro is the W. H. Collins Vickers Professor of Archaeology, Emeritus, in the Department of Classics at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of several books on Greek archaeology, myth, and religion, including Art and Cult under the Tyrants in Athens (1989), Personifications in Greek Art (1993), Myth into Art: Poet and Painter in Classical Greece (1994), and Re-fashioning Anakreon in Classical Athens (2012). He has also curated exhibitions of Greek art at the New Orleans Museum of Art (Greek Vases from Southern Collections, 1981) and the Onassis Cultural Center in New York (Worshipping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens, 2008).

Alan H. Sommerstein is emeritus professor of Greek at the University of Nottingham. He has produced editions with commentary of Aeschylus’s Eumenides (Cambridge University Press, 1989) and Suppliants (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), on all the plays of Aristophanes (Warminster/Oxford, 1980–2003), and on Menander’s Samia (Cambridge University Press, 2013). His recent books include Aeschylean Tragedy (2nd ed., London, 2010); the coauthored volumes Oath and State in Ancient Greece (Berlin, 2013) and Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (Berlin, 2014); and two volumes of collected essays, Talking about Laughter (Oxford University Press, 2009) and The Tangled Ways of Zeus (Oxford University Press, 2010). He is editor of the forthcoming Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Greek Comedy.

Charles Stocking is assistant professor in the Department of Classical Studies and a core faculty member of the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario. He is also an associate member of the research center ANHIMA (Anthropologie et histoire des mondes antiques) in Paris. He is the author of The Politics of Sacrifice in Early Greek Myth and Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2017), as well as various articles on archaic Greek poetry, Greek religion, and ancient athletics. He is currently at work on several projects that explore the impact of classical philology on continental philosophy and modern cultural history.

David W. Tandy is professor of classics emeritus at the University of Tennessee and visiting professor of classics at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Warriors into Traders (Berkeley, 1997) and of a translation (with commentary) of Works and Days (Berkeley, 1996), and has coedited or cowritten several other books, including Ancient Greece, a Political, Social, and Cultural History, 4th ed. (Oxford University Press, 2018). He has published articles and chapters on the economies and economic histories of the (p. xviii) Near East and pre-Hellenistic Greece, as well as on Homer, Hesiod, lyric poets, Lysias, Skopas, Virgil, and Beowulf.

Helen Van Noorden is the Wrigley Fellow and senior lecturer in classics at Girton College, University of Cambridge, and affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Classics. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees come from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and she held a junior research fellowship at Clare College. She is the author of Playing Hesiod: The “Myth of the Races” in Classical Antiquity (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and her publications continue to explore ancient legacies of Homeric and Hesiodic epic, especially Hellenistic and later didactic literature, philosophy, and “apocalyptic” writing. She is currently occupied with the later Sibylline Oracles and is coediting a large volume on eschatology in antiquity. Broader research interests include cultural interaction and concepts of authorship in antiquity.

Jessica Wolfe is professor of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and articles editor of Renaissance Quarterly. She is the author of two books, including, most recently, Homer and the Question of Strife from Erasmus to Hobbes (University of Toronto Press, 2015), and has published essays and articles on Renaissance writers, including Erasmus, Spenser, Milton, Shakespeare, Chapman, Hobbes, and Thomas Browne, as well as on the Renaissance reception of Homer. She is currently working on an edition of Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica for the forthcoming Complete Works of Thomas Browne (Oxford University Press) as well as on a biography of the Renaissance poet, playwright, and translator George Chapman.

David Conan Wolfsdorf is professor of philosophy at Temple University. He is the author of Trails of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2008), Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2013), as well as many articles and chapters in ancient philosophy. He is currently editing a volume, Early Greek Ethics, on philosophical ethics in the fifth and early fourth centuries bce, and he is completing a nonhistorical philosophical work, On Goodness, on the meanings of “good” and “goodness” and the metaphysical implications of the semantic results.

Ioannis Ziogas is assistant professor at Durham University. He is the author of Ovid and Hesiod: The Metamorphosis of the Catalogue of Women (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He coedited (with M. Skempis) Geography, Topography, Landscape: Configurations of Space in Greek and Roman Epic (DeGruyter, 2014) and (with P. Mitsis) Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetry (DeGruyter, 2016). He is currently working on a monograph on law and love in Ovid.

Niccolò Zorzi is assistant professor in Byzantine civilization at the Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies of the University of Padua (Italy). His research focuses on Byzantine historiography and rhetoric (La “Storia” di Niceta Coniata, Libri IVIII, Venice 2012), Byzantine literacy, Byzantine culture and humanism, and the long-lasting relationship between Byzantium and Venice. He is a member of the editorial board of the Byzantinische Zeitschrit.