curriculum vitae
DANIEL B. LEVINE
Professor, Classical Studies

[photo by Ben Sandmel, Metairie, LA c. 1995]
 
Department of World Languages Literatures and Cultures
425 Kimpel Hall, Fayetteville AR 72701
USA
Telephone Office (479) 575-2951 Home (479) 521-3294
FAX (479) 575-6795 e-mail: dlevine@uark.edu
[Page updated: 05 March 2015]

 

EDUCATION
1974 American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Summer Session.
1975 University of Minnesota. B. A. in Greek and Latin.
(Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.)
1978-79 American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
(Seymour Fellow, Regular Member)
1980 University of Cincinnati. Ph. D. in Classics.
Dissertation: "ΓΕΛΩΙ ΕΚΘΑΝΟΝ: Laughter and the Demise of the Suitors in the Odyssey" Bernard Fenik, Director.


 
EMPLOYMENT

1998- present: Professor, Classical Studies. University of Arkansas
1984-98 Associate Professor, Classical Studies. University of Arkansas.
2006 Director of Summer Session I: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
1995 Director of Summer Session II: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
1990 Director of Summer Study in Greece: Vergilian Society.
1987 Director of Summer Session II: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
1980-84 Asst. Professor, Classical Studies. University of Arkansas.


 
PUBLICATIONS, part I.

I. Articles/Chapters Published: Daniel B. Levine

2015 (forthcoming) "Acts, Metaphors and Powers of Feet in Aeschylus's Oresteia" Transactions of the American Philological Association.

2015 (forthcoming) Book Chapter: "Hephaestus' Winged Shoes and the Birth of Athena" in Kinesis: Essays for Donald Lateiner on the Ancient Depiction of Gesture, Motion, and Emotion. University of Michigan Press. Editors: Christina A. Clark, Edith Foster, Judith P. Hallett.

2010 Article: "Josef Kavalier's Odyssey: Homeric Echoes in Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" International Journal of the Classical Tradition 17.4 (December 2010) pp. 526-555.

2005 Book Chapter: "EPATON BAMA: ('Her Lovely Footstep'): The Erotics of Feet in Ancient Greece" Chapter 3 in Body Language in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Classical Press of Wales) ed. Douglas L. Cairns, 55-72.

2003 Article: "Sophocles' Philoctetes and Odyssey 9: Odysseus vs. the Cave Man." Scholia: Studies in Classical Antiquity 12 (2003) 3-26.

2002 Article: "Poetic Justice: Homer's Death in the Ancient Biographical Tradition." Classical Journal 98.2 (2002/03) 141-160.

2001 Reprinted article "Hubris in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities 1-4" in Greek Literature, ed. Gregory Nagy, in vol. 8 Greek Literature in the Roman Period and in Late Antiquity (Routledge, 2001) 225-261.

1994 Article: "Classica Americana Troglodytica: V. T. Hamlin's Alley Oop April 1939-February 1940; The Epics Meet the Comics" Classical and Modern Literature: A Quarterly 14.4 (1994) 365-386.

1994 Encyclopedia Entry: "John Clinton Futrall" in Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists. Ward S. Briggs, Jr., ed. "Prepared under the auspices of the American Philological Association." Westport CT and London: Greenwood Press.

1994 Article: "Hubris in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities 1-4" Hebrew Union College Annual 64 (1993) 51-87.

1991 Article: "Lucian, True History 2. 26 Reconsidered: Lust and Punishment" Helios 18.1 (1991) 31-33.

1991 Article: "John Clinton Futrall"; "Henry Harrison Strauss" biographical essays in Some Illustrious Educators of Old Main , Univ. of Arkansas.

1989 Article: "Acorns and Primitive Life in Greek and Latin Literature" Classical and Modern Literature 9 (1989) 87-95.

1989 Article: "Uses of Classical Mythology in Rita Mae Brown's Southern Discomfort" Classical & Modern Literature 10 (1989) 63-70.

1988 Encyclopedia Entry: "Eupalinus of Megara" in Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval Series ed. F. N. Magill (Salem Press Pasadena, 1988) 704-708.

1988 Encyclopedia Entry: "Phidias" in Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval Series ed. F. M. Magill (Salem Press: Pasadena, 1988) 592-1597.

1988 Encyclopedia Entry: "Pittacus of Mytilene" in Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval Series ed. F. N. Magill (Salem Press: Pasadena, 1988) 1644-1649.

1988 Encyclopedia Entry: "Strabo" in Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval Series ed. F. N. Magill (Salem Press: Pasadena, 1988) 2007-2013.

1987 Article: "Flens Matrona et Meretrices Gaudentes: Penelope and her Maids" Classical World 81 (1987) 23-27.

1987 Article: "Lysistrata and Bacchae: Structure, Genre, and 'Women on Top"' Helios 14 (1987) 29-38.

1985 Book Chapter: "Symposium and Polis" in Theognis of Megara: Poetry and the Polis, T. J. Figueira and G. Nagy, eds. (Johns Hopkins: Baltimore, 1985) 176-196.

1984 Article: "Odysseus' Smiles: Odyssey 20. 301, 22. 371, 23. 111" Transactions of the American Philological Association 114 (1984) 1-9.

1984 Book Chapter: "Counterfeit Man" (in Greek & Hebrew Literature) in Classical Texts and their Traditions: Studies in Honor of C. R. Trahman (Scholars Press: Chico, CA, 1984) 125-137.

1983 Article: "Theoklymenos and the Apocalypse" Classical Journal 79 (1983) 1-7.

1983 Article: "Penelope's Laugh: Odyssey 18. 158-168" American Journal of Philology 104 (1983) 172-178.

1983 Article: "Classics in Arkansas: An Educational Tradition" Arkansas Alumnus (June, 1983 ) 14-17.

1982 Article: "Homeric Laughter and the Unsmiling Suitors" Classical Journal 78 (1982/83) 97-104.

1982 Article: "Odyssey 18: Iros as Paradigm for the Suitors" Classical Journal 77 (1982) 200-204.

 

PUBLICATIONS, part II.


II. Book Reviews Published: Daniel B. Levine


2011 Review Article: "Heirs of Homer: A Recent Study of Odysseus' Recurring Returns" [Edith Hall, The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer's Odyssey (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001), VII + 296 pp.] International Journal of the Classical Tradition 18.2 (2011) 270-280.

2011 Book Review: New Heroes in Antiquity: From Achilles to Antinoos, by Christopher P. Jones (Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Massachusetts and London. 2010) Pp. 123. The Historian 73.3 (2011) 621-623.

2008 Review Article: After Antiquity: Greek Language, Myth, and Metaphor, by Margaret Alexiou (Cornell University Press: Ithaca and London 2002.) Pp. xvii + 567. Electronic Antiquity XI.2 (2008) 23-30.

2008 Book Review: Free Speech and Democracy in Ancient Athens, by Arlene W. Saxonhouse (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) Pp. x + 235. Classical Bulletin 84.1 (2008) 122-123.

2006 Book Review: Exile, Ostracism, and Democracy: The Politics of Expulsion in Ancient Greece, by Sara Forsdyke (Princeton, 2005, pp. 344) Classical Outlook 83.4 (2006) 151-152.

2005 Book Review: Ancient Greek Religion, by Jon D. Mikalson (Blackwell, 2005, pp. 225). New England Classical Journal 32.2 (2005) 155-157.

2004 Book Review: "Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn From Myths" Mary Lefkowitz (Yale University Press, 2003, pp. 288) The Historian 66 (2005).

2003 Book Review. Inventing Homer: The Early Reception of Epic, by Barbara Graziosi (Cambridge, 2002, pp. 285) Religious Studies Review 29.3 (2003) 294.

2002 Book Review. "Perseus 2.0: Platform-Independent Version Interactive Sources and Studies on Ancient Greece." Gregory Crane, ed. 2000. The Historian 64.3-4 (2002) 810-811.

2001 Book Review. Jews in a Graeco-Roman World, edited by Martin Goodman (Oxford, 1999, pp. 293) The Historian 63.2 (2001) 449-450

1999 Book Review. The Madness of Epic: Reading Insanity from Homer to Statius, by Debra Hershkowitz (Oxford, 1998, pp. 346) Religious Studies Review 25.4 (1999) 411.

1999 Book Review. Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece, by Matthew P. J. Dillon (Routledge, 1997, pp. 308). Classical Outlook 77 (1999) 37.

1999 Book Review. Prayer in Greek Religion, by Simon Pulleyn (Oxford, 1997, pp. 245) Classical Outlook 76 (1999) 120.

1998 Book Review: Temples, Religion and Politics in the Roman Republic, by Eric M. Orlin. (Mnemosyne Supplement 164. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1997. Pp. 227). in Religious Studies Review 24.3 (1998) 297.

1998 Book Review: Worshipping Athena: Panathenaia and Parthenon, ed. J. Neils (Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin, 1996, 225 pp.) Classical Outlook 75.4 (1998) 149.

1998 Book Review: Sinai and Olympus: A Comparative Study, by J. P. Schultz & Lois Spatz (University Press of America, 790 pp.) Religious Studies Review 24 (1998) 67.

1989 Book Review: The Rise of the Greeks by M. Grant. Classical Outlook 66 (1989) 135.


 
PAPERS READ


2015 "When Did Greek Dancers Wear Shoes?" Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Boulder, Colorado. March 26-28.

2015 "The Alexandrian Library as 'Temple Repository': The Letter of Aristeas and Near Eastern Text Deposits. In Memoriam Getzel M. Cohen" (by invitation). University of Cincinnati. February 26.

2014 "Disgust and Delight: The Polysemous Exclamation aiboi in Attic Comedy." Celtic Classics Conference. University of Edinburgh. June 24-28.

2014 "The Letter of Aristeas, the Alexandrian Library and Near Eastern Suzerainty Treaties" American Philological Association. Chicago.

2013 "(Bare) Feet and Power in Aeschylus' Oresteia" Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Iowa City, IA. April, 2013.

2013 "Assimilation in Alexandria: Why Jews Made the First Greek Bible" Public Lecture. Fayetteville AR. April 11, 2013. [Beyond the Holocaust Series]

2012 "Combat Veterans' Experiences in Ancient Greek Literature" Public Lecture: Fayetteville (Arkansas) Public Library. Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives Program.

2012 "Tuna in Ancient Greece and Modern Tuna Population Decline" Bernice L. Fox Classics Lecture: Monmouth College. Monmouth, Illinois. March 5.

2011 "Tuna in Ancient Greece and Modern Tuna Population Decline" John Brown University. Siloam Springs, Arkansas. October 25.

2011 "Ancient Mediterranean Environmental Degradation and Management: Tuna and Aquaculture" in panel "Fish Ecology in the Ancient Mediterranean and the Modern World: Past, Present and Future Sustainability" University of Arkansas Fulbright Colloquium/Conference "Integral Approaches to Knowledge" March 4.

2010 "Tuna in Ancient Greece and Modern Tuna Population Decline." University of Arkansas. November.

 

2010 "Tuna in Ancient Greece and Modern Tuna Population Decline." Truman State University. Kirksville, Missouri. October. (Invited Lecture).

2010 "Tuna in Ancient Greece and Modern Tuna Population Decline." Temple University. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September. (Invited Lecture).

2010 "Shaky Hands, Misty Eyes, and Weary Limbs: Greek Poetry of Retirement" Gustavus Adolphus College: St. Peter, Minnesota (May 8).

2009 "Hephaistos' Winged Shoes and the Birth of Athena" Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 3).

2008 "Take Off Your Shoes and Pray a While: Greek Religious Attitudes Towards Bare-footedness" Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Southern Section: Ashville, North Carolina. (November 13).

2008 "The Shod and the Unshod in Ancient Greek Literature and Life" Hendrix College: Conway, Arkansas (October 28).

2008 "The Shod and the Unshod in Ancient Greece" American School of Classical Studies in Athens (May 06).

2007 "Tuna in Ancient Greece". Public Lecture, University of Arkansas (13 February).

2006 "Tuna in the Ancient World: Ode to Tuna" New York Chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food (French Culinary Institute, New York City). March 21.

2005 "The Pleasures of the Symposium". Final Keynote Address: Annual Conference: Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association. Fayetteville, Arkansas: March 4.

2003 "Erotic Footprints on Two Rupestral Inscriptions: Attica and Thera" American Philological Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.

2002 "The Philosophical Pleiad and College Teachers" University of Arkansas Teaching Academy Annual Banquet. Fayetteville, Arkansas.

2002 "The Bare Feet Speak: Nonverbal Messages of Barefootedness" Joint Panel: American Philological Association/Archaeological Institute of America. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2002 "Greek Astronomy, Greek Mythology and the Constellations" Planetarium Presentation: Arkansas Conference on Teaching; Little Rock, AR.

2001 "Early Greek Art and Literature." Invited lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College. St. Peter MN.

2001 "Excellence in the Teaching of the Classics" Plenary Session Award Presentation, American Philological Association. San Diego, CA.

1998 "Arcadian Fishermen: A Post-Homeric Joke" American Philological Association. Washington DC.

1998 "The Death of Homer: Poetic Justice" Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Charlottesville, VA.

1997 "Homeric Humor in the Post-Homeric World" Modern Language Association. Toronto, ON.

1996 "Caves in Pausanias" Southern Historical Association. Little Rock, AR.

1996 "From Myth to Art: The Earliest Greek Myths on Vases" invited lecture: Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge LA

1996 "A Response to New Directions in Homeric Interpretation" invited lecture: Baylor University. (Analysis of six Conference Papers) Waco, TX

1996 "Buildings, Bodies, Books." Commencement Address, College of Architecture. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville AR

1995 "Control of Discourse in Sallust's Bellum Iugurthinum". Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Omaha NE.

1995 "Caves in Ancient Greece" Eta Sigma Phi National Convention. Fayetteville AR

1994 "Classica Americana Troglodytica: Alley Oop Meets Odysseus" Classical Association of the Middle West and South. Atlanta GA

1993 "Hubris in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities 1-4" Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Iowa City IA

1992 "The Myth of the Cave Man: Polyphemos and Philoctetes" University of Cincinnati (by invitation). Cincinnati OH

1992 "Sophocles' Philoctetes and Odyssey 9" Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Austin TX.

1989 "The Pillars of Herakles: Hierophany, Sacred Space, and 'The Center of the World"' American Philological Association. Boston, MA

1989 "The Pillars of Herakles" The American School of Tangier, Morocco.

1988 "Strabo's Description of the Pillars of Herakles: The Sources" Classical Association of the Middle West and South Southern Section, Gainesville, FL.

1988 "Uses of Mythology in Rita Mae Brown's Southern Discomfort" Classical Association of the Middle West and South, New Orleans LA

1986 "Acorns, Primitive Man, and 'The Saddest Words in Latin Literature"' Classical Association of the Middle West and South Southern Section, Greenville SC.

1985 "Acculturation in Herodotus and the Deuteronomic Historian" Classical Association of the Middle West and South: Minneapolis MN

1985 "Ancient Greece and the Roots of Western Civilization" Public Lecture: Center for Continuing Education: Fayetteville AR

1984 "Penelope and her Maids: Flens Matrona et Meretrices Gaudentes" Classical Association of the Middle West and South: Williamsburg VA

1984 "Lysistrata and Bacchae" University of Florida Drama Conference. Gainesville FL

1984 "A Classical Perspective on the Humanities" Ben D. Kimpel Lecture Series. Fayetteville AR

1983 "Mimesis and Truth in History: A Response" at NEH conference on Truth in the Ancient World: Brown University: Providence, RI.

1983 "Odyssey 20. 345ff. and Theoklymenos' Role in the Epic" Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Columbus, OH.

1983 "Preview of the Apocalypse: Odyssey 20 as Climax" Southwest Classical Symposium (by invitation), University of Texas, Austin TX.

1983 "Sexual Politics, Lysistrata, and Old Comedy" Public Lecture, Fayetteville AR

1982 "Penelope's Laugh: Odyssey 18.158-168" American Philological Association, Philadelphia PA.

1982 "Classics in Razorback Country: Greek and Latin in Arkansas" Classical Association of the Middle West and South Southern Section, Charlottesville, VA.

1981 "Symposium as Paradigm for Polis in Theognis" American Philological Association, San Francisco.

1981 "Counterfeit Man in Archaic Greek Poetry" Arkansas Philological Association, Magnolia, AR..

1981 "Laughter in the Odyssey" Classical Association of the Middle West and South, St. Louis MO.

1980 "Humor in Homer" Arkansas Philological Association, Little Rock AR.
 
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