Faculty Bookshelf

Jean Alvares

  • Ideal Themes in the Greek and Roman Novel.  Abingdon: Routledge, 2022.
    Develops a system for analyzing ideal themes in literature, and uses those methods to produce readings of the Greek and Roman novels of Chariton, Longus, Achilles Tatius, Heliodorus, and Apuleius.
  • Classical Myth and Film in the New Millennium. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018 (co-edited with Patricia Salzman-Mitchell).
    Detailed readings of twelve movies made before the year 2000, focusing on how how they adapt/recycle Greco-Roman myth to reflect modern cultural currents as well older, even archetypal, themes.

Sulochana Asirvatham

  • Between Magic and Religion: Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Mediterranean Religion and Society. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001.  (co-edited with Corinne Ondine Pache, and John Watrous).
    A rethinking of traditional distinctions involving the term “religion” in the ancient Greek world and beyond, through late antiquity to the seventeenth century. The title indicates the fluidity of such concepts as religion and magic, highlighting the wide variety of meanings evoked by these shifting terms from ancient to modern times.
  • The Courts of Philip II and Alexander the Great: Monarchy and Power in Ancient Macedonia.  Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022.  (co-edited with Frances Pownall and Sabine Müller).
    Essays by leading scholars on Ancient Macedonia that assess the profound impact of Philip and Alexander on court culture throughout the ages.

Alison Beringer

  • The Sight of Semiramis: Medieval and Early Modern Narratives of the Babylonian Queen.  Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016.
    Organized around a visual typology, The Sight of Semiramis explores ancient and medieval narratives about the Babylonian queen, revealing that this figure repeatedly violates social and familial structures, and ultimately defies categorization and classification.
  • Gender Bonds, Gender Binds: Women, Men, and Family in Middle High German Literature.  (co-edited with Sarah S. Poor and Olga V. Trohkimenko).
    A collection of essays exploring the intersection of Gender Studies and medieval German literature.

Mary English

  • Pushing the Boundaries of Historia.  Abingdon: Routledge, 2019.  (co-edited with Lee M. Fratantuono)
    A collection of essays that highlight the intersections of ancient history, literature, and archaeology. The volume is dedicated to the editors’ mentor, Blaise Nagy, upon his retirement from the College of the Holy Cross.
  • A New Latin Primer.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.  (co-edited with Georgia L. Irby)
  • A New Latin Primer: Workbook.
    Instructor’s Resource Manual to Accompany A New Latin Primer.
  • A Little Latin Reader.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.  2nd edition, 2017.  (co-edited with Georgia L. Irby)
    Offers beginning students a solid overview of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. It provides concise, straightforward grammatical explanations and illustrates them with unadapted Latin examples so that students can learn from Roman authors how to employ the syntax under discussion.

Senta German

  • Performance, Power, and the Art of the Aegean Bronze Age.  Oxford: Archaeopress, 2005.
    Explores the practice and political meaning of performance in the 2nd millennium BCE in Greece.

Glen Gill

  • Northrop Frye on Twentieth Century Literature.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.
    Collects Northrop Frye’s writings on twentieth-century literature, including his incisive book on T.S. Eliot and major essays on James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, and George Orwell.  Edited and introduced by Gill.
  • Northrop Frye and the Phenomenology of Myth.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
    Northrop Frye’s theories of myth are compared to those of other major mythologists, including the psychological, literary, and religious theories of C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Mircea Eliade.

Prudence Jones

  • Reading Rivers in Roman Literature and Culture.  Lanham: Lexington Press, 2005.
    Examines rivers as a literary phenomenon, particularly in the poetry of Virgil.
  • Cleopatra: A Sourcebook.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.
    Documents what we know of Cleopatra from ancient sources and also presents examples of the reception of Cleopatra in literature and art.

Victoria Larson

  • The Role of Description in Senecan Tragedy.  Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1994.
    Considers Senecan tragedy as an amalgam of narrative and dramatic “modes,” or as a kind of “epic tragedy,” and the role that description plays therein.
  •  My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.
    A translation of the autobiography of one of the leading international actresses of her day with an introductory essay and notes.
  • My Beloved Toto: Letters from Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo, 1833-1882.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005.
    A translation of a selection from fifty years of letters written by the sometime actress Juliette Drouet to her lover, Victor Hugo, with an introduction, extensive notes, and glossary.

Timothy Renner

  • Columbia Papyri.  vol. VIII.  Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990.  (co-edited with Roger S. Bagnall, Klaas A. Worp)
    A critical edition of fragmentary Greek papyri from Egypt containing both literature as well as documents of everyday life, 3rd century BC – 4th century AD.

Patricia Salzman

  • A Web of Fantasies: Gaze, Image, and Gender in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.  Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2005.
    Studies the interactions between gaze, image, and gender in Ovid’s Metamorphoses using the perspectives of gender and film theory.
  • Latin Elegy and Narratology: Fragments of Story.  Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2008. (co-edited with Genevieve Lively).
    This collection of essays approaches and interprets the poems of Latin Elegy, a genre not usually considered narrative, with the tools of modern narratological theory
  • Mothering and Motherhood in Ancient Greece and Rome.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012.  (co-edited with Lauren Hackworth-Petersen).
    This interdisciplinary volume of collected essays explores the topic of motherhood and mothering in the ancient world with focus on works from literature, archaeology, history, law and ritual.
  • Classical Myth and Film in the New Millennium. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018 (co-edited with Jean Alvares).
    Detailed readings of twelve movies made before the year 2000, focusing on how how they adapt/recycle Greco-Roman myth to reflect modern cultural currents as well older, even archetypal, themes.