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Benjamin Wolkow

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Senior Lecturer

Academic History

Ph.D. 2005 University of California, Santa Barbara (Classics)

M.A. 2000 Villanova University (Classics)

M.A. 1997 West Chester University (Philosophy)

M.A. 1995 Millersville University (German)

B.A. 1992 West Chester University (Philosophy)

Teaching Experience (post-Ph.D.)

2009-2010: Loyola University Chicago

2006-2009: Duke University

2005-2006: University of California, Santa Barbara


Pratinas: a Philological and Cultural Commentary (Professor Robert Renehan, Chair)


“The Mind of a Bitch: Pandora's Motive and Intent in the Erga”, Hermes 135.3 (2007): 247-262

(co-translated with R. Morstein-Marx) “Methods, Models, and Historiography” by M. Jehne in A Companion to the Roman Republic, R. Morstein-Marx and N. Rosenstein, ed., Blackwell (2006)

(co-authored with A. N. Athanassakis) Orphic Hymns: Translation and Notes (second edition), JHUP (forthcoming)

Review of F. Budelmann, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric (Cambridge, 2009), CB (in progress)

Review of J. Rudhardt, Opera inedita (Paris, 2008), CR (in progress)

A Commentary on Pratinas (monograph, in progress)

“The Peripatetic Theory on the Dorian Origin of Athenian Tragedy” (article, in progress)

Research Interests:

Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry, Poetics and Performance, Ancient Greek Music and Meter, Mythology and Religion, Orphism.

Undergraduate Programs

UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. Classics degrees with multiple areas of emphasis. Double Dawgs degrees focus on careers in Historic Preservation and World Language Education. Minor degrees in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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