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Robin Greene

Associate Professor

Contact Information:

rgreene2@providence.edu

401.865.2993

Ruane Center for the Humanities 129

Education:

Ph.D. - Classics University of Washington

Brief Biography:

My research is focused on the intersections between different genres of ancient literature, especially poetry, historiography, and natural science, as well as on types of "popular" ancient literature. I have most recently completed an article that considers the social origins and applications of ancient collections that describe "wonders," and a critical edition of the paradoxographical treatise Paradoxographus Florentinus for Brill. I am currently focusing on the interplay between Hellenistic poetry, Greek natural science, and Byzantine theology in the poetry of Paulus Silentiarius, as well as completing a contracted short monograph that introduces and surveys later Greek lyric and elegiac poetry. At PC I teach in the DWC program, courses on ancient history, literature, and mythology, and courses in Latin and Greek at all levels.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Hellenistic poetry, ancient natural history and popular science, Greek historiography, early Christian narrative

Selected Publications:

Greene, R. (2018) Anonymous, Paradoxographus Florentinus. Critical Edition, Translation, and Commentary. Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker IV. Brill

Greene, R. (2018) Callimachus' Taxonomy of Men (Iamb. 2.10-13). Mnemosyne.

Greene, R. (2017) Recollecting Histories: Herodotus and Thucydides in Callimachus' Aetia. Phoenix.(71), 21-43.

Greene, R. (2017) Callimachus and New Ancient History. Aitia.(7), 1-26.

Greene, R. (2013) In Marília Pinheiro, Judith Perkins, Richard Pervo (Ed.), (Un)Happily Ever After? Literary and Religious Tensions in the Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla. Groningen: Barkhuis

Selected Presentations:

Greene, R. Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting. , University of Rhode Island - "'Thoroughly Inelegant and Almost Barbarous’: Redeeming Paulus Silentiarius’ Forgotten Poem on Miraculous Waters" , 2018

Greene, R. Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting. , Exeter - "Singing the Wonders: Social and Literary Contexts of Poetic Paradoxography" March, 2017

Greene, R. Paradoxography Workshop. Katholieke Universiteit , Leuven, Belgium - "Paradoxographus Florentinus" June, 2016

Greene, R. Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting. , Smith College - "Herodotus, Thucydides, and Callimachus’ Aetia" March, 2016

Greene, R. American Philological Association Annual Meeting. , Chicago, IL - "Books Received: Encounters with Texts in Callimachus’ Aetia and Iambi." January, 2014

Greene, R. Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest Annual Meeting. , Spokane, WA - "Once Upon a Time in Aktaia: Callimachus, the Atthidographers, and ‘Old’ Attica" March, 2011

Greene, R. Inaugural International Workshop of the Waterloo Institute of Hellenistic Studies. , Waterloo, ON - "Historiography and Philosophy in Early Roman Epic" December, 2010

Greene, R. American Philological Association Annual Meeting. , Orange County, CA - "Callimachus’ Syllabus: Didactic Authority and the Role of Prose Models in the Aetia" January, 2010

Greene, R. Internal Conference on the Ancient Novel IV. , Lisbon, Portugal - "(Un)Happily Ever After? Literary and Religious Tensions in the Endings of the Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla" July, 2008