JONATHAN S. BURGESS

Professor of Classics, University of Toronto

mailing address: Department of Classics, 125 Queen's Park Crescent, University of Toronto,Toronto, ON CAN, M5S 2C7; TEL 416-946-5852; FAX 416-978-7307 E-MAIL


click for…poems and stories by HUGH BURGESS


click for… In the Wake of Odysseus

my webpage on localization of the wanderings of the journey of Odysseus ---Now with sections on "The Ultimate Location: The Underworld" and "The Final Location: Ithaca"

Butler's "Cave of Polyphemus," Sicily photo: J. Burgess



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MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:

THE TRADITION OF THE TROJAN WAR IN HOMER AND THE EPIC CYCLE, 11/2001 (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Reissue in paperback April 2004

THE DEATH AND AFTERLIFE OF ACHILLES, 1/09 (Johns Hopkins University Press)

HOMER, 1/15 (I.B. Tauris)


RECENT PUBLICATIONS::

"Belatedness in the Travels of Odysseus." In Homeric Contexts. Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry

2012

"'If Peopled and Cultured': Bartram's Travels and the Odyssey." In Travel, Discovery, Transformation 2014

"Ambiguous Homecomings: Cold Mountain and the Odyssey." In Odyssean Identities in Modern Cultures: The Journey Home 2014

"Framing Odysseus. The Death of the Suitors." In Crime and Punishment in Homeric and Archaic Epic 2014

"Working with Sources: Limits of Reconstruction." In The Cambridge Companion to the Greek Epic Cycle 2015

"The Death of Odysseus in the Odyssey and the Telegony." In Studies on the Greek Epic Cycle 2015

"Travelling to Ithaca." In Politics, Mobility, and Identity in Travel Writing, Routledge (in press)

FORTHCOMING::

"Localization of the Odyssey's Underworld"

"Travel Writing and the Ancient World." In The Cambridge History of Travel Writing

For some ACADEMIC MATERIAL OF THE PAST (published or unleashed)

see MY PAGE AT ACADEMIA.EDU


RECENT PAPERS PRESENTED:

"Localization of the Odyssey's Underworld"/"Homeland and the Odyssey"

FORTHCOMING PRESENTATIONS:

Milan, Dies Academicus Classe di Studi Greci e Latini Ambrosiana: "The Origins and Reception of the Trojan Cycle"/ Bristol CA conference: "The Corpse of Odysseus"/ Parry-Lord Lecture: "The Tale of Meleager in the Iliad"/Patras, Space and Time conference: "Land and Sea in the Odyssey and the Telegony: Spatial Interconnectivity between the Ionian Islands and the Western Greek Mainland"


Homer and Classics resources:

"Milman Parry collection"

Centre for Studies in Oral Tradition annotated bibliography

"Homeric Singing" (reconstruction, with audio)

"CHICAGO HOMER" (searchable database of early Greek epic)

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (ancient Greek texts database)

"On-line Survey of Audio-visual Resources for the teaching of Classics", compiled by Janice Siegel

"Fiction set in Ancient Greece" [and cinema]


other:

Raptors

Diabetes Hope Foundation