Emily Wilson

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Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Graduate Chair
Graduate Chair of Classical Studies
Office hours for Spring 2012: Thursdays 2-4.
Contact Information
Office Address: 
Cohen 265
(215) 898-6939
(215) 898-6568
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FAAR 2006-2007
Ph.D. (Classics and Comparative Literature) Yale University, 2001
M.Phil. (English Renaissance Literature) Corpus Christi College Oxford, 1996
B.A. (Literae Humaniores, Classical Literature and Philosophy) Balliol College Oxford, 1994

Research and Teaching Interests: 


Poetics and literary theory

Literature and philosophy

Reception of classical literature, especially in the Renaissance



Selected Publications: 

Classics editor, third edition of the Norton Anthology of World Literature (2012).

Six Tragedies of Seneca. Translation, with introduction and notes. Oxford World's Classics (2010).

The Death of Socrates: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint (2007).

Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton (2004), recipient of the Charles Bernheimer Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association, 2003.

Work in Progress: 

Translations of 3 tragedies of Euripides, Modern Greek Library (Random House)

Odyssey: Translation of the poem, for Norton.

Book project on Seneca: Penguin and OUP.

Recent Courses: 

(undergraduate) Classical Traditions; Aeschylus and Herodotus; Roman Comedy; Tragedy and the Tragic; the Ancient Novel
(graduate) Lucretius; Latin Elegy; Sophocles; Greek Prose; the Ancient Novel; translation 

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