Timothy Pepper, editor, A Californian Hymn to Homer
Proöimion, Timothy Pepper
1. Signs, Omens, and Semiological Regimes in Early Islamic Texts, David Larsen
2. Theoclymenus and the Poetics of Disbelief: Prophecy and Its Audience in the Odyssey, Jack Mitchell
3. The Places of Song in Aristophanes’ Birds, Dan Sofaer
4. Some Refractions of Homeric Anger in Athenian Drama, T. R. Walsh
5. Language about Achilles: Linguistic Frame Theory and the Formula in Homeric Poetics, Charles Stocking
6. Skillful Symposia: Odyssey ix, Archilochus Fr. 2 West, and the Οἶνος Ἰσµαρικός, Timothy Pepper
7. Homeric Poetics and the Aeneid, Curtis Dozier
8. The Homeric Hymn to Apollo, Translated by Rodney Merrill
CURTIS DOZIER received his Ph.D. in Classics from the University of California, Berkeley, and is Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin at Vassar College. His research focuses on the social context of Latin poetry: where and in what format Romans encountered it, what intellectual and social role it played in Roman society, and how Roman social practices shaped its interpretation.
DAVID LARSEN is a Postdoctoral Associate of Yale University’s Whitney Humanities Center. In 2009 his translation of al-Ḥusayn ibn Aḥmad ibn Khālawayh’s Names of the Lion was released by Atticus/Finch Books (Seattle). He is currently at work on a comparative study of Greek- and Arabic-language semiotics.
RODNEY MERRILL, Ph.D., Stanford 1970, is an independent scholar and translator of the Odyssey (University of Michigan Press, 2002) and the Iliad (University of Michigan Press, 2007). Works in progress include translations of the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius and plays by the three great Athenian tragedians.
JACK MITCHELL is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research focuses on poetical and oratorical performance in Mediterranean educational contexts in the Hellenistic and Imperial periods.
TIMOTHY PEPPER is a doctoral candidate in Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently interested in the overlap of literature, social interaction, and models of behavior in ancient societies. He is completing his dissertation on the construction of ambition among social strata in early Ptolemaic Egypt.
DAN SOFAER is a poet whose work has been published in Fulcrum: An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics. His current research interest is the Odyssey.
CHARLES STOCKING is Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Classics, University of California, Los Angeles.
THOMAS R. WALSH is Senior Faculty emeritus at Occidental College, after serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. He is now a research associate at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he teaches Greek, Latin, and ancient literature as the need arises. He is currently working primarily on a series of essays in Homeric studies and the comparative literature of ancient societies.