Curriculum Vitae
Robin Mitchell-Boyask



updated 30 September 2013


Current position:
Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics, Temple University

Co-Editor, Classical World 

Research and Teaching Interests
Greek drama; Greek epic; Greek mythology and religion; historiography; Greek language pedagogy; Roman epic, especially Vergil; comparative approaches

Office: 327 Anderson Hall, Department of Classics, Temple University, 1114 West Berks St.,
Philadelphia PA 19122, (215) 204-3672

1988, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Brown University
1982, B.A., Honors, University of Chicago, Classical Languages and Literatures



Under contract or forthcoming:

  • Article on Euripides’ Hecuba for the Brill Companion to the Reception of Euripides
  • Articles under consideration: “Odysseus, Maker of Horses;” “Jocasta the What?”
  • Book in preparation and under contract (as editor): A Companion to Euripides (Blackwell)
  • “Dreams from My Father: Warfare and Paternity in Homer and Sophocles,” for a volume on combat trauma in ancient Greece, edited by Peter Meineck and David Konstan (Palgrave Macmillan)

In preparation:

  • Pel™rios Aias: The Problem of Ajax in Western Culture (monograph)
  • Trojan Horses (monograph)





Articles and Essays:


Encyclopedia Essays:

  • Articles on the Oresteia (39-46), as well as on Agamemnon (14-17), Choephori (22-25) and Eumenides (27-33) for The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, edited by Hannah Roisman (Blackwell, 2013)
  • Articles (eight) on Homeric chariots (160-61), horses (3701-71), mules (530-31), centaurs (156), Perithoos (635), Podargos (678), and Xanthos (689) for The Homer Encyclopedia, edited by Margalit Finkelberg (Blackwell, 2011)
  • "Homer" in Encarta 2004




Conference Papers