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Frederick M Ahl

Professor

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 123
247 Goldwin Smith Hall
fma2@cornell.edu
607-255-8324

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Overview

Professor of Classics; Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow.  Epic Poetry; Tragic Theatre; Wordplay in Literature; Theory of Translation.
Books: Lucan: An Introduction; Seneca: Three Tragedies; Metaformations: Soundplay and Wordplay in Ovid and Other Classical Poets; Sophocles' Oedipus: Evidence and Self-Conviction; Statius' Thebaid: A Reconsideration; The Odyssey Re-formed; articles on Greek music, Homeric narrative, ancient rhetoric, and Roman imperial poetry.

Keywords

Greek and Latin Literature

Departments/Programs

  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature

Graduate Fields

  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Medieval Studies

Research

  • Greek and Roman Epic and Drama
  • Intellectual History of Greece and Rome

Courses

Publications

Books

  • Lucan: An Introduction
  • Seneca: Three Tragedies
  • Metaformations: Soundplay and Wordplay in Ovid and Other Classical Poets
  • Sophocles' Oedipus: Evidence and Self-Conviction
  • Two Faces of Oedipus
  • Statius' Thebaid: A Reconsideration
  • Virgil's Aeneid; translation and commentary
  • The Odyssey Re-Formed (with Hanna Roisman)

Articles

  • Greek music, Homeric narrative, ancient rhetoric, and Roman imperial poetry