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Curriculum Vitae 
Peter H. Burian
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
(919) 684-2005 (office)
pburian@duke.edu (email)

Education:

Ph.D. Princeton University, 1971
M.S. Princeton University, 1968
B.A. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1964
M.A. Princeton University, 1968
A.B. with high honors and high distinction in Classical Studies University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1964

Professional Experience / Employment History

    Duke University
        Chair, Classical Studies, Department of Classical Studies, 2003-2007
        Professor of Classical and Comparative Literatures, Department of Classical Studies, 1996 - present
        Professor of Theater Studies, 2001 - present
        Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Classical Studies, 1970-72, 1976-79, 1993-96
        Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Classical Studies, 1981-83, 1990-92
        Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, 1977-1996
        Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, 1971-77
        Instructor, Department of Classical Studies, 1968-1971
        Chair, Program in Comparative Literature, Program in Comparative Literature, 1985-1988
        Chair, Master of Arts Program in Humanities, Master of Arts Program in Humanities, 1981-83
        Instructor in the Summer Program, Talent Identification Program, 1986-87
    Michigan-Wisconsin-Duke Program in Florence
        Director, 2002
    Venice International University
        Visiting Professor and Director, Duke University Program in Venice, 1998
    Dartmouth College
        Visiting Professor, Department of Classics, 1989
    Vergilian Society Summer School, Italy
        Director, The Vergilian Society, 1980
    Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, Italy
        Assistant Professor, 1975 - 1976
        Professor in Charge, 2009-10 and 2013-14

Editorships

General Editor (with Alan Shapiro), The Greek Tragedy in New Translations, Oxford University Press

Publications

   Books

editor, . A Companion to Aeschylus. .
Co-edited, ; Shapiro, A. The Complete Aeschylus: Volume I: The Oresteia.  Oxford University Press, .
Co-edited, ; Shapiro, A. The Complete Euripides: Volume V: Alcestis, Cyclops, Helen, Medea.  Oxford University Press, .
Co-edited, ; Shapiro, A. The Complete Sophocles: Volume I: The Theban Plays.  Oxford University Press, .
Co-edited, ; Shapiro, A. The Complete Euripides: Volume II: Electra, Euripides in Aulis, Euripides in Tauris, Orestes.  Oxford University Press, .
Co-edited, ; Shapiro, A. The Complete Euripides: Volume I: Andromache, Hecuba, Rhesos, Trojan Women.  Oxford University Press, .
Co-edited, ; Shapiro, A. The Complete Aeschylus: Volume II, Persians and Other Plays.  Oxford University Press, .
Co-edited, ; Shapiro, A. The Complete Euripides: Volume III, Hippolytus and Other Plays.  Oxford University Press, .
Co-edited, ; Shapiro, A. The Complete Euripides: Volume IV, Bacchae and Other Plays.  Oxford University Press, .
Co-edited, ; Shapiro, A. The Complete Sophocles: Volume II, Electra and Other Plays.  Oxford University Press, .
Burian, PH. Euripides, Helen.  Aris and Phillips Classical Texts, Oxbow Books, Oxford, . (Greek text with prose translation, introduction and commentary)
Shapiro, A. Aeschylus, Oresteia.  Greek Tragedy in New Translations: Oxford University Press: New York, . (Translation in collaboration with Alan Shapiro, with introduction and notes.) Paperback edition, 2004. Aeschylus I, 2010  (Translation with introduction and notes. Reissued as Aeschylus I, 2010)
Burian, PH. Aristophanes, Birds.  Bryn Mawr Commentaries, Bryn Mawr, Penn, . (Greek text with commentary)
Burian, PH. Aeschylus, The Suppliants.  Princeton University Press: Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation, Princeton, . (Translation with introduction and notes)
Else, GF. Plato and Aristotle on Poetry, edited with Introduction, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. .
Burian, PH. Directions in Euripidean Criticism: A Collection of Essays Edited with "Selected Bibliography of Euripidean Criticism since World War II".  Duke University Press, .
Burian, P; Swann, B. The Greek Tragedy in New Translations:.  Oxford University Press: New York, .

   Articles

Burian, PH. "Sophocles’ Polyphonic Ajax." Blackwell Companion to Sophocles. Edited by Ormand, K.   .
Burian, PH. "Gender and the City: Antigone from Hegel to Butler and Back." When Worlds Elide. Edited by Euben, JP; Bassi, K.  Lexington Books [Rowman and Littlefield]  255-299.
Burian, PH. "Euripides." The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome.. Edited by Gagarin, M; Fantham, E.  vol. 3 Oxford University Press  129-41.
Burian, PH. "Euripides’ Helen." Euripides V (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)  Oxford University Press  225-391. (Verse translation with commentary)
Burian, PH. "Aeschylus." The Classical Tradition. Edited by Grafton, A; Most, GW; Settis, S.  Harcvard University Press  10-11.
Burian, PH. "Athenian Tragedy as Democratic Discourse." Why Athens: A Reappraisal of Trgic Politics. Edited by Carter, DM.  Oxford University Press  95-117.
Burian, PH. "City, Farewell!: Genos, Polis and Gender in Aeschylus’s Seven Against Thebes and Euripides’ Phoenician Women." Tragedy and Sexual Difference,. Edited by McCoskey, D; Zakin, E.  SUNY Press  16-45.
Burian, PH. "Inconclusive Conclusion: The Ending(s) of the Oedipus Tyrannus." Sophocles and the Tragic Tradition. Edited by Hall, E; Goldhill, S.  Cambridge Univeristy Press (2009)  99-118.
Hall, ROE. "The Theatrical Cast of Athens." Journal of Hellenic Studies  vol. 129   147-48.
Burian, PH. "Review of M. McDonald and J. M. Walton, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre." Classical Review  vol. 58   347-50.
Burian, PH. "Introduction, Notes and Glossary."  for Alan Shapiro's translation of Euripides' Trojan Women, Greek Tragedy in New Translations Oxford University Press: New York . (Reissued in Euripides I, 2010)
Burian, PH. "Parola di donna? La voce di Lisistrata e la fantasia comica." Atti del convegno di studi "Comicità e riso nella commedia antica," Cagliari 2005. Edited by Mureddu, P; Nieddu, GF. Supplementi di Lexis 42 Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert  131-41.
Burian, PH. "Review of J. Gregory, ed., A Companion to Greek Tragedy and I. C. Storey and A. Allan, A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama." Journal of Hellenic Studies  vol. 127   163-5.
Peter Burian, . "Biologia, democrazia e donne nelle Eumenidi di Eschilo." Lexis  vol. 24   45-57.
Burian, PH. "Review of D. Mendelsohn, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays." Classical Review  vol. 55 no. 1,   26-7.
Burian, PH. "Voce di donna: Le Troiane nella guerra del Peloponneso." Evento, racconto, scrittura nell’antichità classica. Edited by Casanova, A; Desideri, P. Studi e test 23 Pubblicazioni del Dipartimento di scienze dell’ antichità, Università degli studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy) .
Peter Burian, . ""Sepulchers," a translation of Ugo Foscolo, "Carme dei Sepolcri" with brief introduction and notes." Literary Imagination  vol. 4   17-30.
Mills, ROS. "Theseus, Tragedy and the Athenian Empire." American Journal of Philology  vol. 121   149-53.
Burian, PH. "Review of Ralf Krumeich, Nikolaus Pechstein, and Berndt Seidensticker, eds., Das griechische Satyrspiel." Bryn Mawr Classical Review  vol. 11  .
Burian, PH. "Review of John Porter, Eric Csapo, C.W. Marshall, Robert C. Ketterer, eds., Crossing the Stages: The Production, Performance and Reception of Ancient Theater (Syllecta Classica 10)." Bryn Mawr Classical Review  vol. 11  .
Burian, PH. "Aeschylus: "Oresteia", "Persians", "Prometheus Bound", "Seven Against Thebes", and "Suppliants." Gilbert Murray as Literary Translator." Encyclopedia of Literary Translation. Edited by Classe, O.  London: Fitzroy Dearborn .
Peter Burian, . "Translation, the Profession, and the Poets." American Journal of Philology  vol. 121   299-307.
Peter Burian, . "'You can build a heavy-beamed poem out of this': Derek Walcott's Odyssey." Classical World  vol. 93   71-81.
Peter Burian, . "Notes and Commentary" to William Arrowsmith's posthumously published lecture, “Euripides and the Dramaturgy of Crisis." Literary Imagination  vol. 1   227-235.
Burian, PH. "Tragedy Adapted for Stages and Screens: the Renaissance to the Present." The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy. Edited by Easterling, PE.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press  228-83.
Burian, PH. "Myth into Muthos: the Shaping of Tragic Plot." The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy. Edited by Easterling, PE.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press  178-208. Reprinted in Greek Drama, edited by Harold Bloom, New York: Chelsea House (2004) 328-59 328-59
Peter Burian, . "" 'All that Greek manure under the green bananas': Derek Walcott's Odyssey"." South Atlantic Quarterly  vol. 96   359-377.
Burian, PH. "Introduction, Notes and Glossary." The Greek Tragedy in New Translations: for Euripides, Ion, translated by W. S. Di Piero Oxford University Press: New York .
Burian, PH. "Review of Pietro Pucci, Oedipus and the Fabrication of the Father and Charles Segal, Oedipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge." Classical Journal  vol. 91   202-209.
Burian, PH. "On Being a Political Animal in the Academic Zoo." The Academic’s Handbook. Edited by DeNeef, AL; Goodwin, C. 2nd Edition. Durham, NC. Duke University Press  65-72.
Burian, PH. "Review of Giulia Sissa, Greek Virginity." Journal of the History of Sexuality  vol. 2   641-644.
Burian, PH. "Review of Mary Whitlock Blundell, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus." Bryn Mawr Classical Review  vol. 2   261-262.
Burian, PH. "Review of Gilbert and Sarah Lawall, Euripides’ Hippolytus: A Companion with Translation." Classical Outlook  vol. 69   70-70.
Peter Burian, . "Zeus soter tritos and Some Triads in Aeschylus' Oresteia." American Journal of Philology  vol. 107   332-342.
Burian, PH. "Review of William M. Calder, III. (ed.), Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Selected Correspondence 1869-1931." Classical World  vol. 79   51-52.
Burian, PH. "Logos and Pathos: The Politics of the Suppliant Women." Directions in Euripidean Criticism  Durham, NC. Duke University Press  129-221.
Burian, PH. "Review of C. W. Macleod, ed. Homer, Iliad, Book XXIV." Classical Outlook. Edited by Smith, F.  vol. 62   69-70.
Burian, P; Swann, B. "Euripides, The Phoenician Women." The Greek Tragedy in New Translations:  Oxford University Press: New York . (Translation with introduction and notes)  (Translation with introduction and notes. Reissued in Euripides IV, 2009)
Burian, P; Burian, P; Richardson, NJ. "The Epigram on Apollonius of Tyana." Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies  vol. 22   283-285.
Peter Burian, . "Translations of poems by Giorgio Mannacio." Poetry Now  vol. 30   29.
Burian, P; Guttman, N. "A Climate for Liberal Learning." Duke Alumni Register    6-9.
Burian, PH. "Review of W. S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, Jr., Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis." American Journal of Philology  vol. 101   97-98.
Burian, PH. "Translations of poems by Giorgio Mannacio." Italian Poetry Today. Edited by Feldman, R; Swann, B.  New Rivers Press, St. Paul, Minn  118-119.
Burian, PH. "The Play before the Prologue: Initial Tableaux on the Greek Stage." Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of Gerald F. Else  Ann Arbor: Center for the Coordination of Ancient and Modern Studies  79-94.
Peter Burian, . "Euripides' Heraclidae: An Interpretation." Classical Philology  vol. 72   1-21.
Burian, PH. ""Alcestis Resurrected," review of William Arrowsmith’s translation of Euripides’ Alcestis." American Poetry Review  vol. 5   43-45.
Peter Burian, . "Euripides the Contortionist." Arion  vol. 3   97-113. (review-essay on three studies of Euripidean drama)
Burian, PH. "Euripides, Supplices 694 ff." The Classical Review  vol. 24 no. 2, Cambridge University Press (CUP)  175-176. [doi]
Peter Burian, . "Pelasgus and Politics in Aeschylus' Danaid Trilogy." Wiener Studien  vol. 8   5-14. Reprinted in Aechylus: Oxford Readings in Classical Studies, edited by Michael Lloyd, Oxford: Oxford University Press (1977) 199-210
Burian, PH. "Suppliant and Saviour: Oedipus at Colonus." Phoenix  vol. 28   408-429. Reprinted in Modern Critical Views: Sophocles, edited by Harold Bloom, New York: Chelsea House(1990) 77-96.
Peter Burian, . "Supplication and Hero Cult in Sophocles' Ajax." Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies  vol. 13   151-156.

   Forthcoming

Burian, PH. The Play of Orfeo. The Literary Imagination   . (Translation with introduction and notes of Poliziano's "Favola di Orfeo")

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Senior Associate, King's College, Cambridge, January-July 2003

Charles Dukes Award, Duke Alumni Association, 2001

Fellow of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988

Fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., 1980-81

Fellows, Center for Hellenic Studies, 0 1980

Younger Humanist Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1972-73

Fulbright Fellow, University of Innsbruck, Austria, 1966-67

Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Princeton University, 1964-65

Conferences Organized
Co-organizer : Translatable: Creativity and Knowledge Formation Across Cultures, an interdisciplinary conference on the poetics and pragmatics of lite, Co-organizer : Translatable: Creativity and Knowledge Formation Across Cultures, an interdisciplinary conference on the poetics and pragmatics of lite, 2009

Co-director, International Conference on Archilochus, October 2004

Organizer, “Helen Reclaimed: Myth and Theater,” a symposium connected with the production of Euripides’Helen at Duke University, 1999

Co-organizer, "Greek Tragedy, " a conference held at Duke University, 1989

Organizer, "Directions in Euripidean Criticism", 1977

Professional Lectures

  Invited Lectures:

Ambition, Public and Private, in Aristophanes' Birds and Euripides' Phoenician Women, Oxford University, 2009
Dramma e democrazia nel quinto secolo a.C.: A cycle of six lectures given as Visiting Professor (short term): A cycle of six lectures given as Visiting Professor (short term), Università di Cagliari (Sardinia), 2008
Five seminars on "Ancient and Modern Interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone", postgraduate seminar on Literature and Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean, Venice, 2004
"Giving Voice to Some Greeks and Italians", Boston University Translation Seminar, 2004
"At the Brink of Dreadful Speech: Oedipus in Translation", for panel "Ancient Plays of Modern Audiences," Onassis Cultural Center, New York, 2004
"Dramaturgy and Ideology in Aischylos' Seven Against Thebes and Euripides' Phoenician Women", University of Cyprus, Nicosia, 2004
"How to Translate Aristophanes and Other Impossibilities", University of Cyprus, Nicosia, 2004
"Bringing It Across: Reflections on Translating the Classics", University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2003
"Thirteen Ways of Looking at Antigone", Keynote address, "Antigone's Dilemma" conference, Miami University, Oxford Ohio, 2003
"Sophocles' Antigone, and Ours", University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2003
"Il sepellimento come atto politico: rituale e rappresentazione nella tragedia greca", Incontro "Morte e rituali funebri nelle società antiche", Pontignano (University of Siena), 2003
"The Democratic Stage", Greek Seminar, Institute for Classical Studies, London, and Graduate Literary Seminar, Cambridge, 2003
"Debating Governance in Euripides' Suppliants", Seminar on Athenian Cultural Revolution, Clasics Faculty, Cambridge University, 2003
"Plato's Menexenus: Historiography or High Jinx?", Seminar on Athenian Cultural Revolution, Classics Faculty, Cambridge University, 2003
"The Ending(s) of the Oedipus Tyrannus", Haverford College and Temple University, 2002
"Politics, Persuasion, and Justice in Aeschylus' Oresteia", Baylor University, 2001
"Athenian Drama as Democratic Discourse", Keynote address, Yale Graduate Student Colloquium, New Haven, 2001
"The Ancient Athenian Talking Democracy Blues", Virginia Hummel Humanities Lecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000
"Eurydice in Hell: A Myth in the Mirror of Contemporary American Lyric", invited panel on "Classics and Contemporary Literature," Modern Languages Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C., 2000
"Il dibattito sulla libertà della parola nell' Atene del quinto secolo a.C.", Università di Firenze, 1999
"Parola e spettacolo: Sofocle (Edipo Re) ed Euripide (Ippolito e Troiane)", Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia, 1998
"Democracy in Action? Drama and Free Speech in Fifth-Century Athens", Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, University of Exeter (U. K.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
"Plato's Menexenus : Rhetoric and History", presentation to the NEH Summer Institute for College Teachers on Plato and the Polis, Duke University, 1994
"Should I Stay or Should I Go? The End of the Oedipus Tyrannus", Creighton University, 1994
"Tragedy, Myth, and the City", Dartmouth College, 1989
"Greek Drama and Greek History", seminars for high school teachers of the El Paso Independent School District, sponsored by the National Faculty, 1988
"Tragedy as Repetition and Innovation", Emory University, 1986
"Forme di intertestualità sulla scena tragica greca", Istituto di Filologia Classica, Università di Roma, 1985
"Including the Audience: Convention, Expectation, and the Dynamics of Greek Tragedy", University of Iowa, 1983
"Tragic Forms and Forms of Tragedy", Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., 1983
"Surprise on the Greek Tragic Stage", University of Missouri at Columbia, 1980
  Conference Papers:
Dido's Revenge: Vergil in Opera, Symposium Cumanum of the Vergilian Society, "The Vergilian Tradition: Manuscripts, Texts and Reception," Cuma (Naples), 19 December 2006
"Biologia, Politica, Donne nell'Oristeia di Eschilo", Convegno internazionale "Eschilo e la tragedia: communicazione, ecdotica, esegesi," Trento, 2004
"Dramaturgie und Ideologie in Aischylos' Sieben gegen Theben und Europides' Phoenissen", Euripides conference, Regensburg, 2004
"Fox or Hedgehog? Archilochus' Voices in Translation", International Archilochus Conference, Paros, 2004
"Voce di donna: le Troiane nella guerra del Peleponneso", Convegno internazionale "Evento, racconto, scrittura," Florence, 2002
"The Athenian Theater and Free Speech" and "Democracy and Aristocracy in the Oresteia", Landsdowne Lectures, Democracy Conference, University of Victoria, 2001
The Inconclusive Conclusion of Oedipus Tyrannus, conference on “Teaching Sophocles” organized by Northwestern, Loyola, and the University of Chicago, Chicago, 1999
"Oaths, Lies, and Curses: How to Do Things with Words in Euripides' Hippolytus", conference on Greek tragedy, Duke University, 1989
"Apuleius and His Audience", conference on Audiences in the Roman World, National Humanities Center, 1987
"Poetry and the Discovery of the Self", conference on Study of Poetic Imagination and Its Images, North Carolina State University, 1987
"The Politics of Euripides' Suppliants", conference on Directions in Euripidean Criticism, Duke University, 1977
  Meetings:
Schubert's Greek Lyre: Epic heroes in Romantic Lieder, American Philological Association, San Antonio, 2011
Translation as Reception, With and Against the Imperial Grain, Classical Association of South Africa biennial meetring, Capetown, 2007
City, Farewell!: Euripides' Phoenician Women as a Response to Aischylos and Alkibiades, American Philological Association annual meeting, San Diego, 2007
Spoken Like a Woman or Spoken Like a Man? Gender and Political Speech in Lysistrata, American Philological Association annual meeting, Montreal, 19 December 2006
'Few of us have followed her to Egypt': Twentieth Century Versions of the Phantom Helen, Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, Gainesville, FL, 19 December 2006
To Homer Through Michael Longley, Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, Madison, WI, 2005
"Kilos of Cold Clinker? Reflections on Translating and Translations of Aeschylus", American Comparative Literature Association conference, San Juan, 2002
"Folie à deux? A Collaborative Model for the Translation of Greek Drama", sponsored by the Three-Year Colloquium on Translation in Context,," American Philological Association annual meeting, San Diego, 2001
"From Sepolcri to Sepulchers: Translating Foscolo", Association of Literary Translators of America annual meeting, Raleigh, NC, 2001
"The Politics of Burial: Mourning, Memory, and Disorder in Greek Tragedy", American Comparative Literature Association conference, New Haven, 2000
"'The Poem as Mask': Orpheus and Eurydice in Contemporary American Poetry", Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, Cleveland, 1999
"Melos or Bust: Reading the Trojan Women Historically", American Philological Association annual meeting, 1999
"Backing into the Future: Ancient Greece and the Birth of Modernity in Italy", Circolo Italo-Britannico, Venice, 1998
What Makes Greek Drama Dramatic? Movement, Gesture, and Word in Greek Tragic Theater, Association of Literary Scholars and Critics annual meeting, Toronto, Canada, 1998
"You can build a heavy-beamed poem out of this': Derek Walcott's Odyssey", American Philological Association annual meeting, Chicago, 1997
"Myth and the Misogyny of Opera: Orpheus and Eurydice from Poliziano to Haydn", Lyrica Society annual meeting, Tallahassee, 1996
"Literature in Translations: Logue's Homer in the Classroom", Southern Section of Classical Association of the Middle West and South biennial meeting, Savannah, 1996
"Ex eleutherostomou glôssês: Debating Democracy in Athenian Tragedy", American Philological Association annual meeting, New York, 1996
"The Death of Orpheus on the Operatic Stage", International Society for the Classical Tradition annual meeting, Boston, 1995
"Who's Pius Now?: A Painless Exercise in Deconstruction", North Carolina Classical Association annual meeting, Winston-Salem, 1994
"Teaching Athenaze", panel on teaching Greek, Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, Atlanta, 1994
"Was the Greek Cosmos an Ecosystem?", panel on Languages of Ecology, Society for Literature and Science annual meeting, Boston, 1993
Invited response, panel on "Character in Plutarch, American Philological Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C., 1993
"Self-Consuming Artifact: The Agon of Euripides' Trojan Women", Southern Section of Classical Association of the Middle West and South biennial meeting, Richmond, 1992
"Plato's Menexenus and Historical Memory", American Philological Association annual meeting, New Orleans, 1992
"Pastoral, Parody, and Politics in Aristophanes' Birds", North Carolina Classical Association annual North Carolina Classical Association annual meeting, Chapel Hill, 1991
"Poetry and Science in Classical Greece: Tragedy and the Theory of Cultural Evolution", Society for Literature and Science annual meeting, Ann Arbor, 1989
"Orpheus in Opera: Two Paradigms of the Creative Process", Triennial Meeting, American Comparative Literature Association, Ann Arbor, 1986
"The Spectator in the Script: Remarks on Mythopoesis and Intertextuality in the Ajax of Sophocles", American Philological Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, 1982
"Che farò senz' Euridice: The Nature of Artistic Creativity and the Figure of Orpheus in Monteverdi and Gluck", Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, St. Louis, 1981
"Robert Lowell's Classics", Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, Houston, 1978
"The Shape of Euripides' Phoenician Women", Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, Iowa City, 1977
"Zeus Soter Tritos and Some Triads in Aeschylus' Oresteia", American Philological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, 1977
"The Savior's Fall: Dramatic Rhythm in Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus", Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, Cleveland, 1975
  Other:
Participant, discussion on pagans and Christians for "Soundings", National Humanities Center, broadcast nationally, 1990
Participant, four-part discussion on tragedy for "Soundings", National Humanities Center, broadcast nationally, Summer 1983

Professional Service

  University Committees/Service

Academic Council, member, numerous terms
Amnesty International chapter, Faculty Advisor, 1994 - present
Center for Late Ancient Studies, chair, 1995-6, member, 1990-present
Academic Council, Chair, 200-2002
(entailed chairing ECAC, membership on APC, PACOR, Faculty Compensation Committee, Trustee Screening Committee, and various ad hoc committees)
Faculty Advisory Committee, Kenan Institute for Ethics, member, 2006-09
Duke Alumni Association, Lecturer, Duke Alumni Association. Numerous Alumni Educational Travel Programs, 1992-present
Academic Council Chair Nominating Committee, Chair, 2004 - 2005
Academic Council, Chair (entailed chairing ECAC, membership on APC, PACOR, Faculty Compensation Committee, Trustee Screening Committee, and various ad hoc committees), 2002
NC Beta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, President, 1999-2000
Duke Alumni Association Board, member, 1994-2000
Pegram House, Faculty Associate, 1999-2000
Diversity Initiative, Faculty Associate, 1997-98
Clocktower Quad, Faculty Associate, 1995-96
Academic Council, Vice Chair and Acting Chair, 1990
Alspaugh Dormitory, Faculty in Residence, 1986-88
Committee to Review the Vice-President for Student Affairs, Chair
Executive Committees of Undergraduate Council of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, and Academic Council, Member
Advisory Committee of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, member
Committee for the Establishment of a Master of Arts Program in Liberal Studies, Chair
East Campus Facilities Enhancement Committee, Chair
Task Force on the Intellectual Climate at Duke, Chair
NC Beta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, President, 1999-2000
Board of the Duke Alumni Association, Member, 1994-2000
Steering Committee of Late Ancient Studies Forum (member 1990-present), Convener 1995-96
Numerous Committees, Member, including:
Committee on the Establishment of the Graduate Program in Literature, Provost Review Committee, Search Committee for the Vice President for Student Affairs, Policy Implementation Committee on South African Divestment, Faculty Compensation Committee, Alcohol Policy Review Committee, Board of Trustees Building and Grounds Committee, Board of Trustees Student Affairs Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Academic Priorities Committee, President's Advisory Committee on Resources, Trustee Screening Committee, University Priorities Committee, Transcultural Education Committee, Keohane Professorship Committee, University Judicial Board
Provost's Special Committee on Undergraduate Education, Executive Secretary, 1990

  Departmental Committees/Service

DIrector of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies for a total of five terms, 1970 - 1996
Chair and member of numerous departmental committees, 1971-present
Chair of department, 2003-2007

  Service to the Profession

Nomination Committee, American Philological Association, member, 2007-2010, co-chair 2009-10
Getty Museum Outdoor Theater, Advisor on performance of ancient drama, 2004
Committee on Gildersleeve Prize, American Journal of Philology, Member, Member 2005-6, Chair 2007
Scholarly Journals, Referee
American Journal of Philology, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, Classical Philology, Classical Journal, Classical World
Fellowship Programs, NEHH and ACLS, Referee
University Presses, Referee
Oxford, Harvard, Princeton, Michigan, Texas, Iowa, Duke, Wisconsin
Program Committee, American Philological Association, Member, 2002-2005
Editorial Board, American Journal of Philology, Member, 1995-2000

  Other Service

Carolina Justice Policy Center, Member of the board, 1993 - present
Friends of the Duke Library, Member of the board, 1990 - 1995
Duke/Durham chapter of Amnesty International, Coordinator, 1985 - 1988
Chamber Arts Society, Member of the board, 1973-80, Interim Director, 1973-1974

Courses Taught

Greek

Undergraduate:

Elementary Greek
Intensive Elementary Greek
Intermediate Greek
Homer, Iliad
Homer, Odyssey and Greek lyric
Greek Comedy
Greek Tragedy
Greek Orators
Greek Historians

Graduate:

Prose Composition
Pre-Socratic Philosophy
Early Dialogues of Plato
Plato's Aesthetics
Homer
Sophocles' Theban Plays
Aeschylus' Oresteia
Aristophanes
Menander and new comedy

Seminars:

Aeschylus' Eumenides
Euripides' Suppliants
Euripides' Helen
The Matter of Thebes in Greek Tragedy
Greek Comedy
"Peace Plays" of Aristophanes

Latin

Undergraduate:

Intermediate Latin (Cicero)
Vergil, Aeneid
Sight Reading

Graduate:

Horace, Odes

Classical Studies

Undergraduate:

Survey of Greek Literature
Survey of Latin Literature
Ancient and Medieval Epic
Drama of Greece and Rome
The Classical Tradition
Antiquity and the Making of the Modern World: Florence 1300-1600 (taught in Florence)

Seminars:

Ancient Comedy
The Greek Symposium
The Satirical Tradition
Varieties of Religious Experience in the Ancient Mediterranean
The World of Aristophanes (FOCUS Program)
The World of the Greek Theater (FOCUS Program)

Summer courses taught in Italy:

City and Country in Ancient Italy
Continuity and Change: Pagan to Christian Rome
Rome: History of the City

Comparative Literature (Program in Literature)

Undergraduate:

Foundations of Western Literature: Homer to Dante
Theory of Tragedy

Seminar:

The Oedipus Myth in Ancient and Modern Literature

Graduate:

Theory and Practice of Literary Translation (workshop-seminar)

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Seminars)

Fiction and its Truths
Rome: The City and Its Gods (taught partly in Rome)
Greek Theater in its Historical Setting (taught partly in Greece)
Performing Passion, Reason and Community

Kenan Institute for Ethics

Co-director, Graduate Colloquium, 2004-7

Intercollegiate Center

The Ancient City
Intermediate Greek
Advanced Greek: Plutarch's Life of Antony

Professional Affiliations

    American Philological Association
    Classical Association of the Middle West and South
    North Carolina Classical Association
    Vergilian Society
    Association of Literary Scholars and Critics
    Lyrica Society

Last modified: 2019/05/23