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Ph.D. - Classics University of Washington
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
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
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