Richard Janko





1. Homer, Hesiod and the Hymns: diachronic development in epic diction.

Cambridge University Press, Classical Studies Series, 1982, xiv & 322 pp. Reprinted 2007 (paperback).

[rewiewed TLS 82 (1983) 242 S. West; Phoenix 37 (1983) R. Fowler; G&R 30 (1983) M. Silk; Gymnasium 91 (1984) A. Heubeck; JCS 32 (1984) 105–5 Mizutani; JHS 104 (1984) 192–3 N. Postlethwaite; Athenaeum 62 (1984) 680–3 F. Bertolini; CR 35 (1985) 240–2 A.M. Bowie; Mnemosyne 39 (1986) 158–64 A. Hoekstra]

2. Aristotle on Comedy: towards a reconstruction of Poetics II.

G. Duckworth & Co. Ltd., London, 1984, vii & 294 pp. & 4 Plates. Published in the USA by the University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1985. Reprinted with new preface (paperback), 2002.

[reviewed TLS 83 (1984) 1183 O.P. Taplin; Humanitas 35–6 (1983–4) 443–5 S. Sottomayor; Phronesis 30 (1985) 103–6 J. Barnes; CR 35 (1985) 304–6 W.G. Arnott; AJPh 107 (1986) 440–2 M. Golden; Phoenix 39 (1985) T. Rosenmeyer; Gnomon 58 (1986) 212–17 D.M. Schenkeveld; Athenaeum 64 (1986) 267–9 D. Gilula; AncPhil 7 (1987) 236–9 E. Belfiore; CPh 82 (1987) 156–64 W.W. Fortenbaugh; JHS 107 (1987) 202–3 G.M. Sifakis; Mnemosyne 41 (1988) 166–70 J. Bremer; Phronesis 49 (2004) 302 K. Algra; RPh 83 (2005) 195 B. Vancamp; REG 120 (2007) 333–4 F. Létoublon]

3. Aristotle: Poetics (translation with introduction, fragments and commentary).

Hackett Publishing Company, Indianapolis, 1987, xxvi & 235 pp. Twice reprinted (paperback).

[reviewed CR 39 (1989) 195–6 Arnott; G&R 36 (1989) 233 Rutherford; AC 60 (1991) 355–7 Byl; RFIC 119 (1991) 465–7 S. M. Medaglia; AncPhil 12 (1992) 458–61 Roberts; Gnomon 65 (1993) 201–4 J. Bremer]

4. The Iliad. A Commentary. 4: Books 13-16 . (Series editor G.S. Kirk).

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992, xxv & 459 pp. & 1 map.
[Introductory chapters on 'The Gods in Homer', 'Origins and Evolution of Epic Diction', 'Text and Transmission'] Twice reprinted (paperback); in Modern Greek translation by Rena Chameti, ed. A. Rengakos, Thessaloniki 2003, 804 pp.

[reviewed BMCR (1992) 3.137–9 S.D. Olson; G&R 39 (1992) 216–17 J. March; LEC 60 (1992) 277 A. Wankenne; Helmantica 43 (1992) 235–6 R.M. Herrera; Hermathena 153 (1992) 61–4 J. Dillon; Platon 44 (1992) 217–20 P.K. Georgountzos; RPh 66 (1992) 356–7 F. Vian; CR 43 (1993) 1–3 M. Willcock; CW 67 (1993–4) J. Holoka; EMC 38 (1994) 71–3 D. Campbell; Euphrosyne 22 (1994) M. Alexandre; AC 63 (1994) 335–6 M. Mund-Dopchie; MH 51 (1994) 228 B. Zimmermann; Hellenica 45 (1995) 145–9 F.I. Kakridis; Gnomon 67 (1995) 492–5 Krischer; Mnemosyne 49 (1996) 73–82 C.J. Ruijgh]

5. Philodemus: the Aesthetic Works. Vol. I/1: On Poems Book 1.

Oxford University Press, 2000. xvi & 591 pp. & 23 illustrations. Second edition (paperback), 2003. [Awarded Premio Theodor Mommsen and Goodwin Award for Merit.]

[reviewed PapLup 10 (2001) 334–8 M.C. Cavalieri; BMCR (2002) 6 D. Sider; CPh 97 (2002) 383–94 E. Asmis; CR 52 (2002) 263–7 S. Barbantani; Elenchos 23 (2002) 428–38 G. Ranocchia; Gnomon 75 (2003) 357–9 P. Schubert; Hermathena 172 (2002) 102–10 G. Campbell; Mnemosyne 56 (2003) R. Nünlist; Phronesis 49 (2004) 212–14 K. Algra]

6. With W. D. Taylour† and 26 contributing authors. Ayios Sephanos: Excavations at a Bronze Age and Medieval Settlement in Southern Laconia.

Annual of the British School at Athens. Supplementary Volume No. 44, 2008. xxiv & 644 pp. (large format) including 275 maps & figures, with 61 pp. of plates & a further 269 pp. on CD-Rom.

[reviewed BMCR (2009) 9 D. Pullen; AJA 114.2 (2010) C. Gallou]

7. Philodemus: the Aesthetic Works. Vol. I/3: Philodemus, On Poems Books 3-4, with the Fragments of Aristotle, On Poets.

Oxford University Press, 2011. xvi & 648 pp. with 20 illustrations & 2 line drawings.

[reviewed BMCR (2011) 7 R. Mayhew; ExClass 15 (2011) 371–6 T. Dorandi; REG 124 (2011) D. Delattre; Gnomon 84 (2012) 497–502 M. Broggiato; G&R 59 (2012) 104 M. Heath; CR 63 (2013) 77–9 S. Alexander; CW 107 (2013) 123–5 J. Mackey; Studia Humaniora Tartuensia 14 (2013) 1–27 M. Heath]

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Books in preparation:


1. Philodemus: the Aesthetic Works. Vol. I/2: On Poems Book 2. c. 600 pp.

Under contract with Oxford University Press. [Introduction 50% written, text, translation, notes & index verborum drafted.]

2. Freedom of Thought and Freedom of Religion in the Athens of Socrates.

[An account of the religious crisis of late-fifth-century Athens.]

3. With Mirjam E. Kotwick. The Derveni Papyrus: Introduction, Text, Translation and Commentary.

5. From Aristotle to Longinus: the Invention of Critical Theory.

Martin Classical Lectures, Oberlin College, 1993. [Waiting on this until Philodemus' poetics are completely explored.]

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1. A note on the date of Grassmann's Law in Greek. Glotta 55 (1977) l-2.

2. A note on the etymologies of διάκτορος and χρυσάορος. Glotta 56 (1978) 192-5.

3. ΒΩΣΕΣΘΕ revisited. Classical Quarterly 29 (1979) 215-16.

4. The etymology of σχερός and ἐπισχερώ: a Homeric misunderstanding. Glotta 57 (1979) 20-3.

5. The use of πρός, προτί and ποτί in Homer. Glotta 57 (1979) 24-9.

6. Poseidon Hippios in Bacchylides 17. Classical Quarterly 30 (1980) 257-9.

7. Aeschylus' Oresteia and Archilochus. Classical Quarterly 30 (1980) 291-3.

8. The structure of the Homeric Hymns: a study in genre. Hermes 109 (1981) 9-24.

9. Un 1314: herbal remedies at Pylos. Minos 17 (1981) 30-4.

10. Equivalent formulae in the Greek epos. Mnemosyne 34 (1981) 251-64.

11. ΑΘΑΝΑΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΓΗΡΩΣ : the genealogy of a formula. Mnemosyne 34 (1981) 382-5.

12. French and Frankish coins from Ayios Stephanos, Laconia. Annual of the British School of Archaeology at Athens 77 (1982) 187-9.

13. A fragment of Aristotle's Poetics from Porphyry, concerning synonymy. Classical Quarterly 32 (1982) 323-6.

14. A stone object inscribed in Linear A from Ayios Stephanos, Laconia. Kadmos 21 (1982) 97-100 & one Plate.

15. Sappho fr. 96,8 L-P: a textual note. Mnemosyne 35 (1982) 322-4.

16. P. Oxy . 2513: hexameters on the sacrifice of Iphigeneia? Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 49 (1982) 25-9.

17. Forgetfulness in the golden tablets of Memory. Classical Quarterly 34 (1984) 89-100.

18. αὐτὸς ἐκεῖνος: a neglected idiom. Classical Quarterly 35 (1985) 20-30.

19. P. Oxy . 2509: Hesiod's Catalogue on Actaeon. Phoenix 39 (1985) 299-307.

20. An unnoticed MS of Orphic Hymns 76-77. Classical Quarterly 35 (1985) 518-20.

21. The Shield of Heracles and the legend of Cycnus. Classical Quarterly 36 (1986) 38-59.

22. Hesychius θ 216 and Empedocles frag. 21.6. Classical Philology 81 (1986) 308-9.

23. Linear A and the direction of the earliest Cypro-Minoan writing. Studies presented to John Chadwick, Salamanca 1987, 311-18.

24. Polydeukes and Deukalion. Glotta 65 (1987) 69-72.

25. Berlin Magical Papyrus 21243: a conjecture. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 72 (1988) 293.

26. Vergil, Aeneid I 607-9 and Midas' epitaph. Classical Quarterly 38 (1988), 259-60.

27. Dissolution and diaspora: Ptolemy Physcon and the future of classical scholarship. Classics: a Profession in Crisis?, ed. P. Culham & L. Edmunds, Washington D.C. 1990, 321-32.

28. Mimnermus fr. 4 West: a conjecture. American Journal of Philology 111 (1990) 154-5.

29. Dictation and redaction: the Iliad and its editors. Classical Antiquity 9 (1990) 326-34.

30. Another path of song: Pindar, Nemean VII 51. American Journal of Philology 112 (1991) 301-2.

31. Philodemus' On Poems and Aristotle's On Poets. Cronache Ercolanesi 21 (1991) 5-64.

32. Philodemus resartus: progress in reconstructing the philosophical papyri from Herculaneum. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy VII (1991) 271-308.

33. From catharsis to the Aristotelian mean. In A.O. Rorty (ed.), Essays in Aristotle's 'Poetics', Princeton 1992, 341-58.

34. A first join between PHerc . 411 and 1583 (Philodemus, On Music IV). Cronache Ercolanesi 22 (1992) 123-9.

35. Introducing the Philodemus Translation Project: Reconstructing the On Poems. Proceedings of the XXth International Congress of Papyrology ( Copenhagen 1992), 1995, 367-81.

36. L' Iliade fra dettatura e redazione. [Italian version of no. 29] Atti del 9o Congresso della 'Fédération des Etudes Classiques', Elenchos 1995, 653-71.

37. Reconstructing Philodemus' On Poems. In D. Obbink (ed.), Philodemus and Poetry, Oxford 1995, 69-96.

38. Crates of Mallos, Dionysius Thrax and the Tradition of Stoic Grammatical Theory. In L. Ayres (ed.), The Passionate Intellect: Essays on the Transformation of Classical Traditions Presented to Prof. I.G. Kidd, New Brunswick and London 1995, 213-33.

39. Una ricostruzione di Filodemo, Sui poemi I. [Italian version of no. 37] Epicureismo greco e romano: Atti del Congresso Internazionale Naples 1996, 651-69.

40. Ayios Stephanos: a Bronze Age Village in Laconia. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 41 (1996) 139.

41. Euripides and the Trojan Women. Dionysus 5 (1996) 2-5 [unrefereed journal].

42. Euripides' Medea and the Manipulation of Sympathy. Dionysus 6 (1996) 43-8 [unrefereed journal].

43. The Physicist as Hierophant: Aristophanes, Socrates and the Authorship of the Derveni Papyrus. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 118 (1997) 61-94.

44. Literature, Criticism and Authority: the Experience of Antiquity. Council of University Classical Departments Bulletin 26 (1997) 3-19 [unrefereed journal]; partially reprinted in Ad familiares 14 (1998) 10-11.

45. The Homeric poems as oral dictated texts. Classical Quarterly 48 (1998) 1-13.

46. I poemi orali come testi orali dettati. [Italian version of no. 45] In F. Montanari (ed.), Omero: Gli aedi, i poemi gli interpreti ( Florence 1998), 19-40.

47. Aristotle's aesthetic theory: reception in antiquity. In Michael Kelly (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, New York & Oxford 1998, i. 104-6.

48. (With D.L. Blank). Two New Manuscript Sources for the Texts of the Herculaneum Papyri. Cronache Ercolanesi 28 (1998) 173-84.

49. Oedipus, Pericles and the Plague. Dionysus 11 (1999) 15-19 [unrefereed journal].

50. Philodème et l'esthétique de la poésie. In D. Delattre & C. Auvray-Assayas (eds.), Cicéron et Philodème: la polémique en philosophie, Editions Rue d'Ulm, Paris, 2001, 283-96.

51. The Derveni Papyrus (Diagoras of Melos, Apopyrgizontes Logoi ?): a New Translation. Classical Philology 94 (2001) 1-32 .

52. Aristotle on comedy, Aristophanes and some new evidence from Herculaneum . In Øivind Andersen and Jon Haarberg (edd.), Making Sense of Aristotle: Essays in Poetics, London (Duckworth) 2001, 51-71.

53. More of Euripides' Heracles bis in P. Hibeh 179. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 136 (2001) 1-6.

54. Epilegomena. In F. Montanari (ed.), Omero tremila anni dopo, Rome 2002, 653-66.

55. The Derveni Papyrus: an Interim Text. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 141 (2002) 1-62.

56. The Herculaneum Library: some recent developments. Estudios Clásicos 44 (2002) 25-41.

57. God, Science and Socrates. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 46 (2002-3), 1-18.

58. Empedocles' Physica Book I: a New Reconstruction. The Empedoclean Kosmos (Proceedings of the Symposium Tertium Philosophiae Antiquae Myconense), ed. A. Pierris, Patras 2005, 93-135.

59. Empedocles' On Nature I 233-364: a New Reconstruction of P. Strasb. Inv. 1665-6. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 150 (2005) with 4 plates.

60. On First Looking into the New Posidippus (Ep. 64, 74 and 87 Austin-Bastianini). κορυφαίῳ ανδρί: Mélanges offerts à André Hurst, edd. A. Kolde, A. Lukinovich & A.-L. Rey, Geneva 2005, 125-32.

61. Sappho Revisited. Times Literary Supplement, 23 Dec. 2005, 19-20.

62. Socrates the Freethinker. The Blackwell Companion to Socrates, edd. S. Ahbel-Rappe and R. Kamtekar, Oxford 2006, 48-62.

63. Pity the poor traveller: a new comic trimeter (Aristophanes?). Classical Quarterly 57 (2007), 296-7.

64. New Fragments of Epicurus, Metrodorus, Demetrius Laco, Philodemus, the 'Carmen De Bello Actiaco' and Other Texts in Oxonian Disegni of 1788-1792. Cronache Ercolanesi 38 (2008), 5-95 (large format).

65. Reconstructing (again) the Opening of the Derveni Papyrus. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 166 (2008), 37-51.

66. A New Comic Fragment (Aristophanes?) on the Effect of Tragedy. Classical Quarterly 59 (2009), 283-4.

67. Some notes on the New Hyperides (Against Diondas). Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 170 (2009), 16.

68. Orphic Cosmogony, Hermeneutic Necessity and the Unity of the Derveni Papyrus. Orfeo y el orfismo: nuevas perspectivas, edd. A. Bernabé, F. Casadesús & M. A. Santamaría, Alicante 2010, 178-92.

69. πρῶτον τε καὶ ὕστατον αἰὲν ἀείδειν: relative chronology and the literary history of the Greek epos. Relative Chronology and the Literary History of the Early Greek Epos, Ø. Andersen and D. Haug (edd.), Cambridge 2011, 20-43 with 3 illustrations and 1 Table.

70. (With R. Hope Simpson) Ayios Stephanos in southern Laconia and the Location(s) of Ancient Helos. To appear in Studi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici (2012). c. 30 pp., 2 maps & 13 plates.

71. Poesia e navigazione: dall'epica esametrica al Periplo di Pseudo-Scilace. G. Cerri, A.-T. Cozzoli and M. Giuseppetti (eds.), Tradizioni mitiche locali nell'epica greca, Rome (2011), 147–57.

72. The Hexametric Incantations against Witchcraft in the Getty Museum: from Archetype to Exemplar. C. A. Faraone and D. Obbink (eds.), The Getty Hexameters: Poetry, Magic and Mystery in Ancient Greek Selinous, Oxford 2013, 31–56.

73. A Birdie that is not a Birdie in Python's Agen (fr. 1, = Ath. 13. 595 F). Classical Quarterly 63 (2013) 892.

74. The Brothers Poem by Sappho. Times Literary Supplement, 28 March 2014, 22.

75. The New Epitaph for the Fallen at Marathon (SEG 56.430). ZPE 190 (2014) 11–12.

76. The Etymologies of ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ and ΕΡΜΗΝΕΥΣ. Classical Quarterly 64 (2014) 462–70.

77. From Gabii and Gordion to Eretria and Methone: the Rise of the Greek Alphabet. BICS 58 (2015) 1–32, with four Plates & one Table.

78.  The Hexametric Paean in the Getty Museum: Reconstituting the Archetype. ZPE 193 (2015) 1–10.

79. Amber Inscribed in Linear B from Bernstorf in Bavaria: new light on the Mycenaean kingdom of Pylos. Bayerische Vorgeschichtsblätter 80 (2015) 39–64 with 6 plates.

80. Going beyond Multitexts: the Archetype of the Orphic Gold Leaves. Classical Quarterly 28 (2016) 100–27.

81. Parmenides in the Derveni papyrus: new images for a new edition. ZPE 200 (2016), c. 15 pp. & 32 Figures.

82. The Textual Criticism of Homer. Forthcoming in W. de Melo and S. Scullion, Oxford Handbook of Greek and Latin Textual Criticism, Oxford 2016, c. 8 pp. with three Figures.

83. How to edit a Herculaneum papyrus: a practical guide. Forthcoming in Ars Edendi 2016, Stockholm, c. 25 pp. with 16 Figures.

84. The Greek Dialects in the Mycenaean Palatial and Post-Palatial Bronze Age. Forthcoming in G. Giannakis, E. Crespo and P. Pafilis, The Linguistic Map of Central and Northern Greece in Antiquity, c. 17 pp., 2 Tables & 1 map.

85. Methone and the early history of the Greek alphabet. Forthcoming in Jenny Strauss Clay, Irad Malkin, and Yannis Z. Tzifopoulos (eds.), Panhellenes at Methone: graphê in Late Geometric and Protoarchaic Methone, Macedonia (ca 700 BCE). (Trends in Classics Supplementary Volume), Berlin and Boston, c. 32pp. with four Plates & one Table [slightly modified version of no. 77]

86. Empedocles frr. 8–9 D.–K. in the context of Plutarch’s Against Colotes. Forthcoming in Classical Quarterly 29 (2017), c. 12 pp.

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1. P. Smith, Nursling of Mortality: a study of the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite. Classical Review 31 (1981) 285-6.

2. M. Cantilena, Ricerche sulla dizione epica I. Phoenix 37 (1983) 271-3.

3. H. von Kamptz, Homerische Personennamen. Classical Review 34 (1984) 305-6

4. C.A. Sowa, Traditional Themes and the Homeric Hymns. Classical Review 35 (1985) 378-9.

5. M.L. West, The Orphic Poems. Classical Philology 81 (1986) 154-9.

6. Omero, Odissea. VI (libri XXI-XXIV). Ed. M. Fernández-Galiano & A. Heubeck. Journal of Hellenic Studies 108 (1988) 218-9.

7. S. Halliwell, Aristotle's Poetics. Classical Philology 84 (1989) 151-9.

8. Homer, The Odyssey. I (Books 1-8). Ed. A. Heubeck, S. West and J.B. Hainsworth; II (Books 9-16). Ed. A. Heubeck and A. Hoekstra. Journal of Hellenic Studies 110 (1990) 205-9.

9. J.S. Clay, The Politics of Olympus: Form and Meaning in the Major Homeric Hymns. Classical Review 41 (1991) 12-13

10. Homer 1987: Papers of the Third Greenbank Colloquium, ed. J. Pinsent and H.V. Hurt. Classical Review 43 (1993) 417-18.

11. Helmut van Thiel (ed.), Homeri Odyssea. Gnomon 66 (1994) 289-95.

12. C. Mangoni, Filodemo: Il quinto libro della Poetica. Classical Philology 89 (1994) 282-9.

13. R.R. Schlunk (tr.), Porphyry: The Homeric Questions. A Bilingual Edition. Classical Review 45 (1995) 439.

14. H.M. Keizer, Indices in Eustathii Archiepiscopi Thessalonicensis Commentarios ad Homeri Iliadem Pertinentes ad fidem codicis Laurentiani editos a Marchino Van der Valk. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 6.8 (1995) 698-700.

15. Andrew Ford, Homer: The Poetry of the Past. Mnemosyne 49 (1996) 215-20.

16. André Laks and Glenn W. Most, Studies on the Derveni Papyrus. Times Literary Supplement, 10 April 1998, 26.

17. Ian Morris and Barry Powell, editors, A New Companion to Homer. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 9.5.20 (1998), 1-13.

18. Gregory Nagy, Poetry as performance: Homer and beyond. Journal of Hellenic Studies 118 (1998) 206-7.

19. Minne Skafte Jensen and respondents, 'Dividing Homer: when and how were the Iliad and Odyssey divided into songs', in Symbolae Osloenses 74 (1999) 5-91. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2000.01.5, 1-2.

20. M. L. West (ed.), Homeri Ilias I. Classical Review 50 (2000) 1-4.

21. Andreas Bagordo, Die antiken Traktate über das Drama. Classical World 95 (2002) 190-1.

22. M. L. West (ed.), Studies in the Text and Transmission of the Iliad. Classical World 97 (2003) 100-1.

23. M. L. West (ed. and trans.), Homeric Hymns, Homeric Apocrypha, Lives of Homer, and Greek Epic Fragments from the Seventh to the Fifth Centuries B.C. (Loeb Classical Library, two vols.). Classical Review 55 (2004), 283-6.

24. G. Betegh, The Derveni Papyrus. Cosmology, Theology and Interpretation. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.01.27, 1-6 [also noticed in Common Knowledge 11 (2005) 489-90].

25. J. Latacz, Troy and Homer: towards a solution of an old mystery. Times Literary Supplement, 15 April 2005, 6-7.

26. T. Kouremenos, G.M. Parassoglou, K. Tsantsanoglou (eds.), The Derveni Papyrus. Edited with Introduction and Commentary. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.10.19, 1-7.

27. Reply to T. Kouremenos, G.M. Parassoglou, and K. Tsantsanoglou. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.11.20, 1-4.

28. M. Yon, Kition dans les textes. Journal of the American Oriental Society 126 (2006), 302-3.

29. G. W. Most (ed.), Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Testimonia. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.03.31, 1-4.

30. M. Hirschberger, Gynaikōn Katalogos und Megalai Ehoiai: ein Kommentar zu den Fragmenten zweier hesiodeischer Epen. Exemplaria Classica 11 (2007), 253-8.

31. M. Yon, Kition de Chypre. Journal of the American Oriental Society 127 (2007), 111.

32. M. L. West, Indo-European Poetry and Myth. Times Literary Supplement, 22 Feb. 2008, 10-11.

33. D. Delattre, Philodème de Gadara. Sur la Musique, livre IV. Journal of Hellenic Studies 129 (2009), 167-8.

34. L. Canfora, The True History of the So-called Artemidorus Papyrus, with C. Galazzi, B. Kramer & S. Settis, Il papiro di Artemidoro, and L. Canfora, Il Papiro di Artemidoro. Classical Review 59 (2009), 403-10, with 6 plates.

35. R.S. Bagnall (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology. Times Literary Supplement, 1 April 2010, 13.

36. O. Primavesi, Empedokles Physika I. Ancient Philosophy 30 (2010), 407-11.

37. A. Antoni, G. Arrighetti, M. I. Bertagna and D. Delattre, eds., Miscellanea papyrologica Herculanensia. Journal of Hellenic Studies, forthcoming, 1 p.

38. D. Gutas and L. Tarán, Aristotle, Poetics: Editio maior. Classical Philology 108 (2013), 252–7.

39. V. Tsouna, Philodemus, On Property Management. Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 52 (2015), 329–31.

40. T. Whitmarsh, Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2016.06.20.

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Television, Radio and Journalism:




Contributor to The Hidden Scrolls of Herculaneum, Cicada Films, broadcast on Channel 4 (U.K.), 8 Feb. 2001

Letter on the Herculaneum papyri, with R.L. Fowler and others, Times of London, 12 March 2002

Contributor to Kulturweltspiegel (German State Television) on the Herculaneum papyri, June 2002

Interviewed on the BBC World Service on the Herculaneum papyri, Dec. 2002

Contributor to Out of the Ashes: the Hidden Scrolls of Herculaneum, KBYU, broadcast on P.B.S. from Jan. 15, 2004 onwards

Contributor to Athens, Lion Television, broadcast on Channel 4 (U.K.), 2008

Interview on The Derveni Papyrus, Ideas Roadshow with Howard Burton, 2013

Radio program on Herculaneum papyri, Indiana Jones Myth and Reality Show, Voice of America, Feb. 2014

Interview on Herculaneum papyri, New York Times, 22 Jan. 2015, p. 4

Interview on Herculaneum papyri, New Yorker, 16 Nov. 2015

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Courses taught:


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2003-:

Graduate courses: Mycenaean Greek (twice); Mycenaean Greek (twice); Proseminar; History of Greek Literature I; History of Greek Literature II; Ancient Literary Criticism (twice); Greek Prose Composition; Greek Palaeography and Textual Criticism; New Texts from Papyri (faculty and student seminar, not for credit)

Undergraduate courses: Classical Civilization 101 (Introductory); Classical Civilization 350, Magic in the Greek and Roman World (with B. Ager); Introduction to Greek and Latin Metre; Greek Comedy (Aristophanes); Horace, Satires; Lysias, Orations; Xenophon, political works; Homer, Odyssey; Homer, Iliad; First Year Seminars: the Ancient Novel; Ancient Greek Comedy

Direction of Ph.D. theses in classical philology, c. 2 at any given time; direction of senior undergraduate theses, c. 1 per annum; direction of Undergraduate Research Opportunity Students, 1 per annum.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2013–2014

            Graduate course: The Religious Crisis in Late Fifth Century Athens

Institute of Classical Studies, London, Summer-School in Papyrology, 2003:

The Herculaneum Papyri.

Institute of Classical Studies, London, Summer-School in Linear B, 1998:

The Pylos Flax Tablets, Pylos Bronze and Gold Tablets, Pylos o-ka Tablets, Pylos Land-holding Tablets, Mycenaean geography, Cypro-Minoan Scripts.

University College London, 1995-2002:

Undergraduate courses: Beginning Greek (twice); Advanced Greek (thrice); Greek Comedy or Greek Tragedy in translation (large lecture course, annually); Three Greek Plays (annual year-long course, different plays each year, with additional classes for the M.A. students: Sophocles' Electra, Trachiniae, Euripides' Medea, Heraclidae, Heracles, Electra, Orestes, Bacchae, Aristophanes' Clouds, Birds, Frogs, Menander's Epitrepontes, Samia, Aeschylus' Oresteia ); Life and Death (contributor, 'Journeys to the Underworld' and 'Orphism'); Greek Unseen Translation (twice); Greek Prose Composition (twice); Greek Reading List I (Homer, Odyssey IX-X, Lysias, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Euripides' Hippolytus); Greek Reading List II (Aristotle, Poetics ); Latin Unseen Translation (twice); Latin Reading List I (Vergil, Aeneid VI; Cicero, Letters); Latin Reading List II (Horace, Ars Poetica, twice); dedicated M.A. courses: Greek Palaeography (shared, twice); Aristotle's Poetics; Homer (shared, twice); convenor, M.A. Colloquium (M.A. training, initiated the course and ran it twice); direction of Undergraduate theses, c. 5 per annum; direction of M.A. theses, c. 6 per annum; direction of M.Phil./Ph.D. theses, c. 10 at any given time; direction of Affiliated Research Students, c. 1 at any given time.

University of California, Los Angeles, 1987-94:

Survey of Greek Civilization (lecture course for 400-500 students, annually); Elementary Greek; Sophocles, Trachiniae; 'Aeschylus', Prometheus Bound; Ancient Literary Criticism; Graduate courses: Colloquium in Classical Scholarship; Advanced Greek Prose Composition; Homer, Iliad; Hesiod; Greek lyric poetry; Pindar; Survey of Greek Literature, Menander to Longinus (twice); M.A. Research Methods (contributor). Direction of Undergraduate theses, c. 3 per year; direction of Ph.D. theses, c. 2 at any given time.

Columbia University, New York, 1982-7:

Literature Humanities (year-long course, annually, Western literature from Genesis to Dostoyevsky, including much Greek literature in translation and works by Vergil, Matthew, Paul, Apuleius, Augustine, Gottfried of Strassburg, Dante, Rabelais, Montaigne, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Descartes, Swift); Homer, Iliad ; Thucydides, Books VI-VII; Archaeology and Language in the Aegean Bronze Age (also Graduate course); Survey of Greek Literature, from Hesiod to Thucydides; Graduate courses: Greek Syntax; Greek Stylistics; Pindar and Bacchylides; Homer, Iliad; Archaic Greek iambic, lyric and elegiac poetry. Direction of 3 Ph. D. theses.

University of Cambridge, 1977-8, 1979-82:

Greek and Latin translation and prose composition; Greek poetry, Homer to Hellenistic (supervision for Trinity, Caius, and Corpus Christi Colleges); lectures on Hesiod, Works and Days (jointly with Prof. G.S. Kirk), and Aristotle, Poetics; beginners' courses on Homer, Odyssey XVII-XVIII, and Euripides, Troades.

University of St Andrews, 1978-9:

Classical Civilization (Greek Literature); Introduction to Indo-European Philology; Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica III; Sophocles, Philoctetes; Aristotle, Poetics; beginners' courses on Plato, Apology, Euripides, Alcestis.

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Ph.D. Dissertations Directed (with destinations of students):


Columbia University:

Jinyo Kim, 'Achilles' Pity: Oral Style and the Unity of the Iliad ', published by Rowan and Littlefield 2000 [Associate Professor of Classics, City University of New York]

John R. Lenz, 'Kings and the Ideology of Kingship in Early Greece ' [Associate Professor of Classics and Chair, Drew University, N.J.]

University of California, Los Angeles:

Steve Reece, 'The Stranger's Welcome: Oral Theory and the Aesthetics of the Homeric Hospitality Scene', published Ann Arbor 1993 [Professor of Classics, St. Olaf's College, Minnesota]

George Giannakis (jointly with Raimo Anttila), 'Studies in the Syntax and Semantics of the Reduplicated Present in Homeric Greek and Indo-European', published Innsbruck 1997 [Associate Professor of Linguistics and Comparative Philology, University of Ioannina ]

Victor J. Ortiz, 'Hero-Cult in Greek Tragedy' [school-teacher, Los Angeles]

Mary Hart (jointly with Sarah P. Morris), 'The Rape of Cassandra in the Epic Cycle and Vase-Painting', published [Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum]

University College London:

Mike Chappell, 'A Commentary on the Homeric Hymn to Delian Apollo', being prepared for publication [Lecturer in Classics, Maynooth, Ireland]

Peter Pickering, 'Verbal Repetition in Greek Tragedy', published as articles in BICS [retired]

Armand D'Angour, 'Ideas of Innovation in the Athens of Aristophanes', accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press [Fellow in Classics, Jesus College, Oxford]

John D. Franklin, 'The Invention of Harmonia' (Ph.D.) [Associate Professor of Classics, University of Vermont]

Evelyn Kylintirea, 'Studies in Apollodorus' Biblioteca ' (Ph.D.) [teaching in Greece]

Noriko Yasumura, 'Challenges to the Power of Zeus in Early Greek Poetry' (Ph.D.) [Professor of Classics, Kanazawa University, Japan]

Barbara Smith, 'Female Initiation-Rites in Greek Myth' (Ph.D.), accepted for publication by Duckworth [freelance writer]

Francesca Zardini, 'The legend of Cycnus in early Greek poetry and art' (M.Phil.)

University of Michigan:

Jake MacPhail (jointly with Ruth Scodel), 'Fragments of Porphyry, Homeric Questions' (Ph.D., Chair) [Language Lecturer of Classics, New York University]

Kate Bosher, 'Epicharmus and South Italian Drama' (Ph.D., Committee) [Assistant Professor, Northwestern University]

Chad Schroeder, 'Hesiod in the Hellenistic Imagination' (Ph.D., Committee) [Post-doctoral Fellow, Cornell University]

C. Michael Sampson, 'Themis in Sophocles' (Ph.D., Committee) [Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba]

Britta Ager, 'Roman Agricultural Magic' (Ph.D., Committee) [Post-doctoral Fellow, Kalamazoo College]

Cassandra Borges, 'The Geography of the Iliad in Ancient Scholarship' (Ph.D., Chair) [Post-doctoral Fellow, Bowdoin College]

Matthew Cohn, 'Ancient Theories of the Origins of Drama' (Ph.D., Chair) [Post-doctoral Mellon Fellow, University of Toronto Society of Fellows]

Michael McOsker, 'The Theory and Practice of Poetics in Philodemu' (Ph.D., Chair) [Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio Wesleyan University]

Matthew Newman, 'Wounded Gods in Early Mediterranean Cosmogonies' (Ph.D., Chair) [Post-doctoral Fellow, Kalamazoo College]

Zacharias Andreadakis, ‘Philosophy in the Aethiopica of Heliodorus’ (Ph.D., Chair)

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