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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Euripides, Helen. Aris and Phillips Classical Texts, Oxbow Books: Oxford, 2007. (Greek text with prose translation, introduction and commentary.)
- Aeschylus, The Oresteia. Greek Tragedy in New Translations, Oxford University Press: New York, 2003. (Translation in collaboration with Alan Shapiro, with introduction and notes.) Paperback edition, 2004; reissued as Aeschylus I of the complete series, 2010.
- Aeschylus, The Suppliants. Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1991. (Translation with introduction and notes.)
- Aristophanes, Birds. Bryn Mawr Commentaries, Bryn Mawr, Penn, 1991. (Greek text with commentary.)
- Euripides, The Phoenician Women. Greek Tragedy in New Translations, Oxford University Press: New York, (1981). (Translation in collaboration with Brian Swann, with introduction and notes.) Reissued in Euripides IV of the complete series, 2009.
- The Greek Tragedy in New Translations, complete edition in nine volumes, co-edited with Alan Shapiro, New York: Oxford University Press:
- The Complete Aeschylus: Volume I: The Oresteia, 2010; Volume II: Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Suppliants, Prometheus Bound, 2009.
- The Complete Sophocles: Volume I: The Theban Plays, 2010; Volume II: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, 2009.
- The Complete Euripides: Volume I: Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women, Rhesos, 2010; Volume II: Electra, Iphigenia in Tauris, Orestes, Iphigenia in Aulis, 2010; Volume III: Hippolytus, Children of Herakles, Suppliant Women, Ion, 2009; Volume IV: Herakles, Phoenician Women, Bacchae, 2009;Volume V: Alcestis, Medea, Helen, Cyclops, 2010.
- Gerald F. Else. Plato and Aristotle on Poetry, edited with Introduction, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.
- Directions in Euripidean Criticism: A Collection of Essays, edited with a Selected Bibliography of Euripidean Criticism Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1985
Articles and Chapters
- “Athenian Tragedy as Democratic Discourse.” Why Athens: A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics. Edited by D. M. Carter. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2011) 95-117.
- “Aeschylus.” The Classical Tradition. Edited by A. Grafton, G. W. Most, and S. Settis. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, (2010) 10-11.
- “Euripides’ Helen.” Euripides V, Greek Tragedy in New Translations. New York: Oxford University Press, (2010) 225-391. (Verse translation with introduction and commentary.)
- “Euripides.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome. Edited by Michael Gagarin and Elaine Fantham. New York: Oxford University Press, (2010) vol. 3, 129-41.
- “Gender and the City: Antigone from Hegel to Butler and Back.” When Worlds Elide. Edited by J. Peter Euben and Karen Bassi. Lanham MD: Lexington Books, (2010) 255-299.
- “Inconclusive Conclusion: The Ending(s) of the Oedipus Tyrannus.” Sophocles and the Tragic Tradition. Edited by E. Hall and S. Goldhill. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2009) 99-118.
- “City, Farewell! Genos, Polis and Gender in Aeschylus’s Seven Against Thebes and Euripides’ Phoenician Women.” Tragedy and Sexual Difference. Edited by Denise McCoskey and Emily Zakin. Albany: SUNY Press, (2009) 16-45.
- “Introduction, Notes and Glossary,” for Alan Shapiro’s translation of Euripides’ Trojan Women, Greek Tragedy in New Translations. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008; reissued in Euripides I of the complete series, 2010.
- “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 P. Mureddu and G. F. Nieddu. Supplementi diLexis 42, Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, (2007) 131-41.
- “Biologia, democrazia e donne nelle Eumenidi di Eschilo.” Lexis, vol. 24 (2006) 45-57.
- “Sepulchers,” a translation of Ugo Foscolo, “Carme dei Sepolcri” with brief introduction and notes.Literary Imagination, vol. 4 (2002) 17-30.
- “Voce di donna: Le Troiane nella guerra del Peloponneso.” Evento, racconto, scrittura nell’antichità classica. Edited by A. Casanova and P. Desideri. Studi e testi 23, Florence: Università degli studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di scienze dell’ antichità “Giorgio Pasquali” (2002) 35-52.
- “Aeschylus: Oresteia, Persians, Prometheus Bound, Seven Against Thebes, and Suppliants.” Encyclopedia of Literary Translation. Edited by O. Classe. London: Fitzroy Dearborn (2000) 7-16 .
- “Gilbert Murray as Literary Translator.” Encyclopedia of Literary Translation. Edited by O. Classe. London: Fitzroy Dearborn (2000) 981-83.
- “Translation, the Profession, and the Poets.” American Journal of Philology, vol. 121 (2000) 299-307.
- “Notes and Commentary” to William Arrowsmith’s posthumously published lecture, “Euripides and the Dramaturgy of Crisis.” Literary Imagination, vol. 1 (1999) 227-35.
- “ ‘You can build a heavy-beamed poem out of this’: Derek Walcott’s Odyssey.” Classical World, vol. 93 (1999) 71-81.
- “ ‘All that Greek manure under the green bananas’: Derek Walcott’s Odyssey.” South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 96 (1997) 359-77.
- “Myth into Muthos: the Shaping of Tragic Plot.” The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy. Edited by P.E. Easterling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 178-208. Reprinted in Greek Drama, edited by Harold Bloom, New York: Chelsea House (2004) 328-59.
- “Tragedy Adapted for Stages and Screens: the Renaissance to the Present.” The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy. Edited by P.E. Easterling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1997) 228-83.
- “Introduction, Notes and Glossary,” for Euripides’ Ion, translated by W. S. Di Piero, Greek Tragedy in New Translations. Oxford University Press, New York, 1996; reissued in Euripides IV of the complete series).
- “On Being a Political Animal in the Academic Zoo.” The Academic’s Handbook. Edited by A. Leigh DeNeef and Craufurd Goodwin. 2nd Edition. Durham, NC: Duke University Press (1995) 65-72.
- “Zeus σωτηρ τριτος and Some Triads in Aeschylus’ Oresteia.” American Journal of Philology, vol. 107 (1986) 332-342.
- “Logos and Pathos: The Politics of the Suppliant Women.” Directions in Euripidean Criticism, edited by Peter Burian. Durham, NC: Duke University Press (1985) 129-155, 212-221.
- Translations of poems by Giorgio Mannacio. Poetry Now, vol. 30 (1981) 29.
- Peter Burian and N. J. Richardson. “The Epigram on Apollonius of Tyana.” Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies, vol. 22 (1981) 283-285.
- Peter Burian and Norman Guttman. “A Climate for Liberal Learning.” Duke Alumni Register (May-June 1980) 6-9.
- Translations of poems by Giorgio Mannacio. Italian Poetry Today. Edited by Ruth Feldman and Brian Swann. St. Paul, MN: New Rivers Press, (1979) 118-119.
- “Euripides’ Heraclidae: An Interpretation.” Classical Philology, vol. 72 (1977) 1-21.
- “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 (1977) 79-94.
- “Euripides the Contortionist.” Arion, vol. 3 (1976) 97-113; review-essay on three studies of Euripidean drama.
- “Suppliant and Saviour: Oedipus at Colonus.” Phoenix, vol. 28 (1974) 408-429. Reprinted in Modern Critical Views: Sophocles, edited by Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House (1990) 77-96.
- “Pelasgus and Politics in Aeschylus’ Danaid Trilogy.” Wiener Studien, vol. 8 (1974) 5-14. Reprinted inAechylus: Oxford Readings in Classical Studies, edited by Michael Lloyd. Oxford: Oxford University Press (1977) 199-210.
- “Euripides, Supplices 649ff..” Classical Review, vol. 24 (1974) 175-76.
- “Supplication and Hero Cult in Sophocles’ Ajax.” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies vol. 13, (1972) 151-156.
- “Sophocles’ Polyphonic Ajax.” Blackwell Companion to Sophocles. Edited by Kirk Ormand. Wiley-Blackwell (2011).
- Introduction. Reprint of A. W. Verrall, Euripides the Rationalist. Bristol Phoenix Press, (2011).
- “The Play of Orfeo,” translation with introduction and notes of Angelo Poliziano’s “Favola di Orfeo.”Literary Imagination (2011). (editor).
- Editor, Blackwell Companion to Aeschylus. Wiley-Blackwell (2012).
- Drama and Democracy: Staging Debate in Fifth-Century Athens.
- Selected poems of Ugo Foscolo (translation with introduction and commentary).
- Co-edited with Maura High. Orpheus and Eurydice: An Anthology of Literary Interpretations of the Myth from Vergil to the Twenty-first Century.
- Various Articles: on Greek drama (Ambition, public and private, in Euripides and Aristophanes; speech as action in Euripides’ Hippolytus, on Plato (history and the Menexenus), on Greek ideas of cultural evolution, and on the classical tradition.
- Review of E. Hall, The Theatrical Cast of Athens. Journal of Hellenic Studies 129 (2009) 147-48.
- Review of M. McDonald and J. M. Walton, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre. Classical Review 58 (2008) 347-50.
- 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 127 (2007) 163-5.
- Review of D. Mendelsohn, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays. Classical Review 55:1 (January 2005) 26-7.
- 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 11 (2000).
- Review of Ralf Krumeich, Nikolaus Pechstein, and Berndt Seidensticker, eds., Das griechische Satyrspiel.Bryn Mawr Classical Review 11 (2000).
- Review of Sophie Mills, Theseus, Tragedy and the Athenian Empire. American Journal of Philology 121 (2000) 149-53.
- 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 91 (1995-96) 202-209.
- Review of Giulia Sissa, Greek Virginity. Journal of the History of Sexuality 2 (1992) 641-644.
- Review of Mary Whitlock Blundell, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2 (1991) 261-262.
- Review of Gilbert and Sarah Lawall, Euripides’ Hippolytus: A Companion with Translation. Classical Outlook 69 (1989-90) 70.
- Review of William M. Calder, III. (ed.), Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Selected Correspondence 1869-1931. Classical World 79 (1985) 51-52.
- Review of C. W. Macleod, ed. Homer, Iliad, Book XXIV. Classical Outlook 62 (1984-85) 69-70.
- Review of W. S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, Jr., Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis, American Journal of Philology 101 (1980) 97-98.
- “Alcestis Resurrected,” review of William Arrowsmith’s translation of Euripides’ Alcestis. American Poetry Review 5 (1976) 43-45.
- “Dido’s Revenge: Vergil in Opera,” Symposium Cumanum of the Vergilian Society, “The Vergilian Tradition: Manuscripts, Texts and Reception,” Cuma (Naples), 2006.
- “Biologia, Politica, Donne nelle Eumenidi di Eschilo,” Convegno internazionale “Eschilo e la tragedia: communicazione, ecdotica, esegesi,” Trento, 2004.
- “Dramaturgie und Ideologie in Aischylos’ Sieben gegen Theben und Euripides’ 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.
Papers at Professional Meetings:
- “Schubert’s Greek Lyre: Epic Heroes in Romantic Lieder,” for an outreach panel on classics and music,American Philological Association annual meeting, San Antonio, 2011
- “Helen in Egypt, On the Beach, and in a Black Box,” for a panel on performance of ancient drama in American colleges, Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2009.
- “Translation as Reception, With and Against the Imperial Grain,” Classical Association of South Africa biennial meeting, Cape Town, 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, 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, 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.
- “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 Sôtêr 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.
- 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.