Dr Almut Fries

Research Interests

My research centres on archaic and classical Greek poetry, especially in the fields of artistic expression (language, style, metre) and literary history in the widest sense. My first book, an edition with introduction and commentary of the pseudo-Euripidean Rhesus, was published by De Gruyter in 2014 (paperback edition 2017). Since then I have ventured into Greek palaeography; Byzantine scholarship on Greek drama and Pindar and into Indo-European comparative poetics. I am currently working on an edition with introduction and commentary of Pindar's First Pythian Ode, which combines literary appreciation of the poem with a detailed study of its historical context.

Research Keywords

Greek Poetry, especially Tragedy, Early Epic and Lyric; Language; Metre; Greek Palaeography; Textual Criticism and Transmission; History of Classical Scholarship; Indo-European and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.


Mods: Greek and Latin language; Homer (Iliad); Virgil (Aeneid); Texts and Contexts (Greek)
Greats: Early Greek Hexameter Poetry; Greek Literature of the 5th Century BC; Greek Tragedy; Euripides, Orestes (extra tuition); Latin Literature of the 1st Century BC; Ovid
I am also happy to give reading classes on any author.


Full Publications

Full Publications: fries_publications.pdf

Selected Publications