Dr Bruno Currie

Academic Background

I teach Greek and Latin languages and literature. My chief research interests are in early Greek poetry, especially Homer, Hesiod, and Pindar. I have investigated the interaction of ancient Near Eastern mythology and early Greek poetry as well as that of ancient Greek religion and early Greek poetry. I am the author of Pindar and the Cult of Heroes (2005) and Homer’s Allusive Art (2016), and co-editor of Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils (2006). I am interested in the application of the concept of intertextuality to early Greek poetry. I am currently working on a book on Hesiod. 

Research Interests

I teach Greek and Latin languages and literature. My chief research interests are in ancient Greek poetry (especially epic and lyric), ancient Greek religion, and in the interaction of these two. I am the author of Pindar and the Cult of Heroes (2005) and co-editor of Epic Interactions. Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition Presented to Jasper Griffin by Former Pupils (2006). I am currently working on a book called Hesiod and Myth.

Research Keywords

Early Greek epic (especially Homer and Hesiod), Greek lyric (especially Pindar), Greek religion.

Publications

Full publicationsdr_bruno_currie_full_list_of_publications_2020.pdf

Selected publications:

‘The Birth of Literary Criticism (Herodotus 2.116-117) and the Roots of Homeric Neoanalysis’, in J. J. Price and R. Zelnick-Abramovitz (eds.), Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama: Essays in Honor of Margalit Finkelberg (London: Routledge, 2020): 147-70. 

‘Sicily and Italy in the Odyssey’, in Hesperìa: Studi sulla grecità di Occidente 36 (2020) 9-39. 

‘Aristophanes and the Cult of the Saviour’, Mythos: Rivista di Storia delle Religioni 14 (2020) 1-30.  [http://journals.openedition.org/mythos/2088