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
  • Pindar and Bacchylides

  • Festival, Symposium, and Epinician (Re)performance: The Case of Nemean 4 and Others

  • Homer's Allusive Art

  • Cypria

  • The Genitive Ὀδυσεῦς (Od. 24.398) and Homer’s “Awkward” Parentheses

  • More
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