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Department of Classics
Telephone: (716) 645-0462 (office); 688-1086 (home); 645-2225 (FAX)
Home Page: http://www.buffalo.edu/~peradott
A.B. 1957 (magna cum laude) Philosophy,
M.A. 1958 Greek and Latin,
Ph.D. 1963 Classics, Northwestern University.
Master's Thesis: Collation and Investigation of Two Unstudied Mss. of Xenophon's Hiero.
Dissertation: Time and the Pattern of Change in Aeschylus' Oresteia.
1960-61: Instructor of Classics and English,
1961-63: Instructor of Classics,
1963-66: Assistant Professor of Classics,
1966-69: Assistant Professor of Classics, S.U.N.Y. at
1969-73: Associate Professor of Classics, S.U.N.Y. at
1973-74: Professor and Chairman of Classics,
1974-2000 : Professor of Classics, S.U.N.Y. at
1978-82: Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education, S.U.N.Y. at
1984-99: Andrew V.V. Raymond Professor of Classics, S.U.N.Y. at
1990-2000 : S.U.N.Y. Distinguished Teaching Professor, S.U.N.Y. at
2000-- : S.U.N.Y. Distinguished Teaching Professor & Raymond Professor
Emeritus, S.U.N.Y. at
2000-2004, 2007-2009: Visiting Scholar,
2003: Benedict Distinguished Visting Professor, Department of Classical
1. Classical Mythology: an Annotated Bibliographical Survey (American Philological Association 1973).
2. Man in the Middle Voice: Name and Narration in the Odyssey (Princeton University Press 1990). (Excerpts from chapters 2 and 3 are reprinted in Albert Cook [ed.], Homer, the Odyssey ["A Norton Critical Edition", 2nd ed., New York and London 1993].) On-line reviews: Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2.3.2 (1991) and 2.3.8 (1991). Available as an ACLS Humanities E-Book.
2. Gonimos: Byzantine and Neoplatonic Studies Presented to Leendert G. Westerink at 75, with John Duffy (Arethusa, Buffalo 1988).
3. Population Policy in Plato and Aristotle (1975) with J. Mulhern.
4. The New Archilochus (1976) with J. Van Sickle.
5. Classical Literature and Contemporary Modes of Analysis (1977).
6. Women in the Ancient World (1978).
7. Augustan Poetry Books (1980) with J. Van Sickle.
8. Indo-European Roots of Classical Culture (1980) with D. Konstan.
9. Virgil: 2000 Years (1981) with Michael Putnam.
10. Texts and Contexts: American Classical Studies in Honor of J.-P. Vernant (1982) with Ann Bergren and Froma Zeitlin.
11. Semiotics and Classical Studies (1983) with Nancy Rubin.
12. Studies in Latin Literature (1984).
13. Under the Text (1984).
14. Audience-Oriented Criticism and the Classics (1986) with Victoria Pedrick and Nancy Rabinowitz.
15. Herodotus and the Invention of History (1987) with Deborah Boedeker.
16. The Challenge of "Black Athena" (1989) with Molly M. Levine.
17. Pastoral Revisions (1990) with William Batstone.
18. Reconsidering Ovid's Fasti (1992) with Carole Newlands.
19. Bakhtin and Ancient Studies: Dialogues and Dialogics (1993) with P. A. Miller and C. Platter.
20. Rethinking the Classical Canon (1994) with Hardy Hanson.
21. Horace: 2000 Years (1995).
22. The New Simonides (1996) with Martha Malamud, Deborah Boedeker and David Sider.
23. The Iliad and its Contexts (1997) with Martha Malamud and Bruce Heiden.
4. "The Omen of the Eagles and the Ethos of Agamemnon," Phoenix 23 (1969) 237-263. Revised and reprinted in Michael Lloyd (ed.), Oxford Readings in Aeschylus (Oxford 2007) 211-244.
6. "Oedipus and Erichthonius: Some Observations on Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Order," Arethusa 10.1 (1977) 85-101. Reprinted in Alan Dundes and Lowell Edmunds (edd.), Oedipus (Garland Folklore Casebook Series) New York, 1983.
8. "Remarks on General Education," Polis (1979) 53-61.
9. "Texts and Unrefracted Facts: Philology, Hermeneutics, and Semiotics," Arethusa 16 (1983) Semiotics and Classical Studies, 15-33. Reprinted in Phyllis Culham and Lowell Edmunds (edd.), Classics: a Profession in Crisis? (1989).
10. "Myth and Other Languages: a Paedagogic Exercise," Classical World 77.4 (1984) 209-228. Reprinted in E. N. Genovese, The Burnett Lectures in Classics: a Quarter Century (1993).
11. "Prophecy Degree Zero: Teiresias and the End of the Odyssey," in B. Gentili and G. Paioni (edd.), Oralita: Cultura, Letteratura, Discorso (Edizioni dell' Ateneo, Rome 1986) 429-459.
12. "Reflections on Myth Theory and its Relationship to Pedagogic Practice," in J. O'Connor and R. Rowland, Teaching Classical Mythology: the 1986 A.P.A. Panel (American Philological Association, New York 1987) 54-65.
13. "Proppian Structuralism and Classical Philology: the Case of Odyssey 8," in Wolfgang Wölck (ed.), Paul Garvin Festschrift (Buffalo 1990) 168-79.
17. "Homer, Parry and the Meaning of Tradition," in Françoise Létoublon (ed.), Hommage à Milman Parry: le style formulaire de l’épopée homérique et la théorie de l’oralité poétique (Amsterdam 1997) 23-31.
19. Trophos de kumatos neosporou : Reflections on Editorship," in Thomas Falkner, Nancy Felson, and David Konstan (edd.), Contextualizing Classics: Ideology, Performance, Dialogue (Lanham 1999) 347-52.
16. Rush Rehm, Aeschylus: the Oresteian Trilogy, and Frederic Raphael & Kenneth McLeish, The Serpent Son. Aeschylus: Oresteia, in Classical Outlook 59.1 (Oct./Nov. 1981) 26-27.
18. Robert E. Bell, Dictionary of Classical Mythology: Symbols, Attributes, and Associations, in CO 62.2 (Dec.-Jan. 1984-85) 72.
21. California Newsreel, "Martin Bernal's Black Athena," a video cassette, in CO 70 (1993) 139.
22. Timothy Gantz, Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources, in CO 71 (1994) 105.
· WORK IN PROGRESS:
A study of prophecy, narrative and ideology in Homer and the Greek tragedians.
1. GREEK: Undergraduate: Elementary, Intermediate, Homer, Drama, Lyric Poetry, Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato. Graduate: Homer, Hesiod and the Presocratics, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Plato, Aristotle, History of Greek Literature, Literary Analysis and the Classics.
2. LATIN: Undergraduate: Elementary, Intermediate, Horace/Catullus, Virgil, Lucretius. Graduate: Prose composition.
3. CLASSICS: Greek Literature in Translation, Latin Literature in Translation, Greek Civilization, Greek Intellectual History, Classical Mythology, Greek Drama in Translation, Epic Literature in Translation, The Classical Temper in Postclassical Literature, Myth and Authority.
1. 1972: $3,182. National Endowment for the Humanities grant in support of research project: "Myth vs. Märchen Narrative Structures in the Odyssey."
2. 1972: $7,000. Center for Hellenic Studies, for research project: "Myth vs. Märchen Narrative Structures in the Odyssey."
3. 1976: $34,868. National Endowment for the Humanities grant to direct Summer Seminar for College Teachers: "Greek Myth and Modern Theories of Interpretation."
4. 1984: $59,981. National Endowment for the Humanities grant to direct Summer Seminar for Secondary School Teachers: "Homer, Virgil, Dante: Continuity and Change in Epic Literature."
1. Northwestern University Fellowship, 1958-59.
2. Maud G. Reynolds Scholarship, Northwestern 1959-60.
3. Fulbright Scholarship, 1960 (declined).
4. Georgetown University Research Grants, 1962 and 1963.
5. S.U.N.Y./Buffalo nominee: Danforth Foundation Harbison Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1969.
6. Fellow of Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington D.C., 1972-73.
7. S.U.N.Y. Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1975.
8. Elected to Board of Directors, American Philological Association, 1974-77.
9. Fall 1977 issue of the classical journal Helios dedicated to Professor Peradotto citing his endeavors to familiarize classicists with structuralism and related theoretical trends in literary and myth analysis.
10. Appointed S.U.N.Y. Faculty Exchange Scholar, 1984-.
11. Elected President, American Philological Association, term of 1990.
12. Appointed S.U.N.Y. Distinguished Teaching Professor, 1990-.
13. Award for Distinguished Retiring Editor from Council of Editors of Learned Journals, 1995.
14. "Interdisciplinarity and the Classics": Conference in Honor of Professor Peradotto, Georgia Museum of Art; Athens, Georgia; March 7-9, 1997.
1. "The Inefficacy of the Present in Aeschylus' Agamemnon," annual meeting of American Philological Association, New York, Dec. 1959.
2. "Classical Literature in Translation in Colleges and Universities of the Northwest," meeting of Classical Association of the Pacific States, Portland, Apr. 1961.
3. "Latin in the High School Curriculum," meeting of Baltimore Classical Club, Apr. 1965.
4. "An Approach to the Teaching of Classical Myth," meeting of Washington D.C. Classical Association, Spring 1966.
5. "The Meaning of Myth," Maryland Teachers Convention & Baltimore Classical Club, Oct. 1967.
6. "Medea in the Modern Classroom," Meeting of Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Washington, Spring 1967.
7. "Inherited Ethos in the Oresteia," annual meeting of the American Philological Association, Boston, Dec. 1967.
8. "The Mythic Mind," meeting of New York State Teachers Association, Buffalo, Oct. 1968.
9. Commentator, Augustan Literature Colloquium, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, Oct. 1970.
10. "Mythology in the Latin Class," Brock University Latin Teachers Workshop, Apr. 1971.
11.-12. "Myth vs. Märchen in the Odyssey," 24th University of Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Apr. 1971; annual meeting of American Philological Association, Cincinnati, Dec. 1971.
13. "The Odyssey and Aristotle's Narrative Categories," Aristotle Symposium, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, May 1971.
14. Commentator and discussant, Linguistics Institute, "Narrative Analysis," S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, Aug. 1971.
15.-18. "Myth: Lexicon in Search of a Grammar," College Theology Society, Canisius College, Oct. 1971. American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages annual meeting, Atlanta, Nov. 1972; Wilson College, May 1973; Texas Classical Association annual meeting, Austin, Nov. 1973;
19. WBEN-TV panel member: "Christmas: Myth and Meaning," Buffalo, Mar. 1972.
20. A reading of John Barth's Menelaiad, Classical Association of the Empire State annual meeting, Rochester, Oct. 1972.
21. "The Poet as Penelope: Syntactic Tactics in the Odyssey," University of Texas at Austin, Oct. 1972.
22. "Odyssey 8: Verisimilitude, Narrative Analysis, and Bricolage," University of Texas at Austin, Nov. 1973.
23.-25. "Oedipus and Erichthonius: Some Observations on Diachronic and Synchronic Order," annual meeting of American Philological Association, Dec. 1974; University of Massachusetts Symposium on Application of Modern Critical Theory to Classical Literature, Apr. 1975; conference on Classical Mythology and Its Uses, State University of New York at Albany, Apr. 1977.
26. "The Language of Myth, or What the Jabberwocky Did," Gustavus Adolphus College, Feb. 1975.
27.-31. "Ancient Myth and Modern Theory," annual meeting of the Ontario Classical Association, Toronto, Apr. 1975; annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, May 1975; annual meeting of the Classical Association of Western New York, May 1975; Wellesley College, Oct. 1975; the Gutwirth Memorial Lecture, Colgate College, Jan. 1976.
32. "Myth and Mind," a three-day mini-course, Duquesne University, Nov. 1975.
33. "Myth as Language," Georgia State University, Feb. 1976.
34.-41. "Prophecy Degree Zero: Teiresias and the End of the Odyssey," Haverford College, Mar. 1976; University of Michigan, Nov. 1976; meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States and the New York City Classical Association, Apr. 1977; Brown University, Nov. 1977; Princeton University, Apr. 1978; S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, Aug. 1978; University of California at Santa Barbara, Apr. 1979; conference on Orality in Culture, Literature, and Discourse at International Center for Semiotics and Linguistics, Urbino, Italy, Jul. 1980.
42.-44. Three lectures and seminars on theories of myth interpretation for instructors of college humanities course, Berea College, Jun. 1976.
45.-46. "Logic and Verisimilitude in Greek Mythic Narrative," meeting of the Classical Association of the Empire State, Albany, Oct. 1976; Syracuse University, Dec. 1976.
47.-59. "Myth and Other Languages," University of Michigan, Nov. 1976; Hartwick College, Oct. 1977; the John and Mary Condon Memorial Lectures, Loyola University, Chicago, Mar. 1978; Wesleyan University, Oct. 1978; University of Scranton, Apr. 1979; Holy Cross College, Oct. 1978; San Diego State College, Apr. 1979; U.C.L.A., Apr. 1979; University of California at Irvine, Apr. 1979; Syracuse University, Nov. 1979; Wooster College, Feb. 1980; Miami University of Ohio, Nov. 1980; Allegheny College, Apr. 1981.
60. "Recent Work in the Study of Myth," colloquium on Classics and Other Disciplines at annual meeting of the American Philological Association, Dec. 1976.
61.-63. "The Politics of Prometheus and the Mythology of Rebellion," symposium on Myth and Politics, Wayne State University, Feb. 1977; Carleton College (Ottawa), Mar. 1984; Miami University (Ohio), Oct. 1984.
64. Invited panelist (with Harry Slochower, Theodore Siolkowski, and Rene Girard) to conference on Literature and Myth, Stockton State College, Apr. 1977.
65. Respondent to papers and discussion leader for section on teaching of myth, meeting of New York State College English Association, Clarkson College, Nov. 1977.
66. "Heraclitus and the Physicians: Invention or Disruption?" panel on Personal and Conventional Symbols in Ancient Greek Poetry and Myth, annual meeting of the American Philological Association, Atlanta, Dec. 1977.
67. "Liberal Education in a Consumer Society," Phi Beta Kappa Initiation, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, May 1978.
68.-73. "Farmer's Apocalypse: The Beginning and the End of Man in Hesiod's Myth of the Five Races," Sweet Briar symposium on Mythologies of the Beginning and the End, Oct. 1978; Holy Cross College, Oct. 1978; annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Classical Association, Scranton, Oct. 1980; University of California at San Diego, Nov. 1980; University Rochester, Mar. 1986; Denison University academic convocation, Nov. 1987.
74. "What is an Educated Person?" Lou Douglas Show, WBEN (Buffalo), Jan. 1979.
75.-77. "System vs. History: Hesiod's Myth of the Five Races," University of Southern California, Apr. 1979; Haverford College, Oct. 1979; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Feb. 1985.
78. "Classical Myth: on the Border between Gods and Men," Holy Cross College, Sept. 1979.
79. "Rationality and Ritual," Franklin J. Matchette Foundation series on The Functions of Ritual, Catholic University, Sept. 1979.
80. "The End of the Odyssey and the End of Odysseus," Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Dec. 1980.
81.-84. "Texts and Unrefracted Facts: Philology, Hermeneutics and Semiotics," Second International Summer Institute for Semiotics and Structural Studies, Vanderbilt University, Jun. 1981; annual meeting of American Philological Association, Philadelphia, Dec. 1982; Indiana University, Mar. 1983; the College of Wooster, May 1987.
85. "Teaching Classical Literature in Translation at the College Level," annual meeting of the American Philological Association, San Francisco, Dec. 1981.
86. "Writing in a Democracy," conference on Writing in College and in Careers, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, Nov. 1981.
87. "Methodological Rigor in Gregory Nagy's The Best of the Achaeans," annual meeting of the American Philological Association, Cincinnati, Dec. 1983.
88. "Listening and Reading: from Oral Epic to Platonic Dialogue," Daemon College, Apr. 1984.
89. "The Resurgence of the Classics," U.B. Forum, WBFO, Sept. 1984.
90. "The Politics of Prometheus: Hesiod, Aeschylus, and Shelley," meeting of the Ohio Classical Association, Wooster College, Oct. 1984.
91. "The Politics of the Trickster: Prometheus in Hesiod, Aeschylus and Shelley," keynote address at Comparative Drama Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, Mar. 1986.
92. "Reflections on Myth Theory and its Relation to Paedagogic Practice," annual meeting of the American Philological Association, San Antonio, Dec. 1986.
93.-97. The Charles Beebe Martin Classical Lectures: "Narration and Nomination in the Odyssey": "Polyainos: Myth vs. Folktale in the Odyssey," "Polytlas: the Ends of the Odyssey," "Polytropos: the Naming of the Subject," "Polyaretos: the Unhallowed Name of Odysseus," "Outis: the Nomanclature of the Self "; Oberlin College, April 1987.
98. " 'Outis' and the Ideology of Kleos in the Homer's Odyssey," annual meeting of the American Philological Association, Dec. 1987.
99. "Polyainos: the Unhallowed Name of Odysseus," Princeton University, Apr. 1988.
100.-104. "Outis: the Nomanclature of the Self," Princeton University, Apr. 1988; Holy Cross College, Sep. 1989; Hamilton College, Oct. 1989; Gustavus Adolphus College, Nov. 1989; annual meeting Classical Association of Minnesota, November 4, 1989.
105. "Defining Philology: Editorial Policy and Practice in Classical Journals," annual meeting of the American Philological Association, Jan. 1989.
106.-107. "The Poet as Trickster: Narrative Strategies and Political Purposes in the Odyssey" and the "The Non-Literary Background of the Odyssey," at National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute "From Tales of the Tongue to Tales of the Pen," Southwest Texas State University, July 1989.
108. "Name and Narrative in the Odyssey," Harvard University, Sep. 1989.
109. "Polyaretos: the Unhallowed Name of Odysseus," at St. Olaf's College, November 2, 1989.
110. "Polytropos: the Naming of the Subject," at the University of Minnesota, November 3, 1989.
111. "Naming, Narration and Individuation in Early Greek Literature," S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Counselling Center, Mar. 1990.
112. "Dethroning the Tyrannos: the Ideological Mapping of Sophoclean Tragedy," Cornell University conference on "Oedipus at the Crossroads: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and the Classics," Apr. 1990.
114. "The Social Control of Sexuality: Odyssean Dialogics," Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Hamilton Ont., Apr. 1991.
115.-118. "How to Turn a Citizen into an Alien: Sophocles' Antigone," and "How to Turn an Alien into an Assassin: Euripides' Medea," at NEH Institute "Defining Ethical Citizenship: the Political Outsider in Literature and History," Southwest Texas State University, July 13-14, 1992; also July 10-11, 1995.
119. "Interrogating the Canon, Deposing the Tyrannus," at Wilma Theater N.E.H. Oedipus Lecture Series, Philadelphia, April 5, 1993.
120. "Homer, Milman Parry and the Meaning of Tradition," at Colloque Milman Parry, Centre International d'Etudes Homérique, Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France, Sept. 16, 1993.
121. "Penelope and the Character of `Character'," American Philological Association, Washington DC, Dec. 1993.
122. "Is it Dangerous to Read Oedipus the King?", Procope Costas Memorial Lecture, Brooklyn College, May 1994.
123. "Homer, Parry, Bakhtin: How Tradition Works," American Philological Association, Atlanta, Dec. 1994.
124. "Is it Dangerous to Read Oedipus the King?", Bodner Memorial Lecture, Georgetown University, March 22, 1995.
125. "Teaching: Reward or Punishment?" S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Teaching Assistants' Teaching Award Ceremony, March 29, 1996.
126. "Translatio: Crossing the Border or Over the Edge?" keynote address at Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium in Classical Studies, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, April 20, 1996.
127. "The Magical Properties of Names in Greek Literature and Mythology," St. Bonaventure University, April 29, 1996.
128-130. "Defining the World vs. Ruling the World: Ancient Greek and Roman Cultures Compared," Dante Alighieri Cultural Society, Buffalo NY, October 23, 1996 and October 21, 2007; Hellenic Cultural Society of San Diego, March 12, 2004.
132-133. "Nomen Omen: Names and Destinies in Greek Myth and Literature," Classical Association of Western New York, Buffalo NY, October 4, 1997; also as the Moses Finley Memorial Lecture at Syracuse University, November 3, 1999.
136. "The Rhetoric of Character Portrayal in the Odyssey," Conference on Ancient Rhetoric, University of California at San Diego, February 10, 2001.
137-44. "The Greeks Revolutionize the Alphabet," Hellenic Cultural Society of San Diego, March 16, 2001; St. Olaf College, October 16, 2003; Gustavus Adolphus College, November 20, 2003; Orange County chapter, American Insitute of Archaeology, Jan. 11, 2004; College of the Holy Cross, Sept. 30, 2004; Staten Island chapter, American Institute of Archaeology, April 10, 2005; SUNY/Buffalo Humanities Institute, Mar. 2006; University at Buffalo Emeritus Center, Oct. 10, 2006.
145-147. "Homer's Odyssey: Mediterranean Itinerary or Geography of the Soul?," Classical Association of the Empire State, Buffalo, NY, October 24, 2002; Hellenic Cultural Society of San Diego, February 28, 2003; Carleton College, October 21, 2003.
148. "The Structure of Greek Prophecy: Work in Progress," Purdue University, April 23, 2009.
Director, Georgetown University Classical Heritage Program, a weekly lecture series, 1962-66.
Secretary, G.U. Faculty Senate, 1965-66.
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Classics, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1966-71.
Co-chairman of Recruitment Committee, Classics, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1967-68.
Co-chairman of Departmental Colloquium "Classical Philology and Literary Criticism," S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1968.
Founding Associate Editor of Arethusa, 1968.
Search Committee for Chairman, Classics, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1968-69.
University College Curriculum Committee, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1968-69.
Educational Policy Committee, Faculty of Arts and Letters, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1968-72, 1974-77, 1983-92.
Search Committee for Chairman, Spanish-Italian-Portuguese, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1967-70.
Curriculum Committee, Arts and Letters, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1970-71.
Hearing Committee on Campus Disruption, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1970-72, 1974-76.
Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure, Arts and Letter, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1971-72, 1983-92.
Search Committee for Provost of Arts and Letters, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1971.
Editorial Board, American Philological Association Special Bibliographical Series, 1971-74.
Faculty of Arts and Letters elected representative to Faculty Senate, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1972, 1974-77, 1983, 1989-91. Member of Executive Committee, 1976-77, 1983, 1989-90, 1993-94.
Member of American Philological Association National Campus Advisory Service (Consultantship for classics departments and programs in need of evaluation and advice), 1973-. Evaluations conducted: University of Arizona 1974, Miami University 1976, University of Massachusetts at Boston 1977, University of Cincinnati 1981, Indiana University 1983, University of Western Ontario 1983, Howard University 1993.
Faculty Senate Educational Policy and Planning Committee, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, 1975-76, 1982-88.
Screening Committee for Fellowships for Independent Study and Research, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1974-77.
Screening Committee for Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1975-76, 1978.
Judaic Studies Chairman Search Committee, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1976-77.
American Philological Association Nominating Committee, 1978-80.
Editorial Board, S.U.N.Y. Press, 1978-81. General Editor for its Classical Series, 1981-2001.
General Education Committee, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1978-80.
Member, Evaluation Team: Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, Oct. 1981.
Member, Evaluation Team: Department of Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nov. 1981.
Member, Atlantic States Regional Screening Committee, Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities, 1982-83.
Member, Provincial External Evaluation Team: Department of Classics, University of Western Ontario 1983.
Member, Evaluation Team: Department of Classical Studies, Indiana University, Mar. 1983.
Arts and Letters External Funding Committee, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1983-87.
Consultant for series, "Cultura Ludens: Play and Mimesis in Western Culture," published by John Benjamins North America Inc. (Philadelphia and Amsterdam) 1983-.
Honors Program Council, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1982-96.
Search Committee for Provost, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1983-84.
Search Committee for Dean of Arts and Letters, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1984-85, 1990-91.
Member of Faculty, S.U.N.Y. Program in Folklore, Mythology, and Film Studies, 1984-2000.
Faculty Senate Committee on Teaching Effectiveness, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1985-87.
Faculty Senate Committee on Research and Creative Activities, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1985-86.
McNulty Chair Search Committee, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1986-87.
Presidential Nominating Committee for Distinguished Professorship, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1987-89, 1993-98.
President's Research Advisory Council, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1988-92.
Search Committee for Director of Publications, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1989.
Consultant, "A Learning Odyssey" Humanities Project, National Endowment for the Humanities and the New York State Education Department, 1989.
Arts and Letters/Social Sciences Merger Study Group, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1989-90.
Humanities Institute Task Force, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1990.
Presidential Nominating Committee for Distinguished Teaching Professorship, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1990-92.
Arts and Letters Hiring Initiative Committee, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1990.
Co-Chair, Search Committee for President, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1991.
Search Committee for Provost, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo 1991-92.
Presidential Advisory Committee 1992-96.
S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Arts and Letters Program Review Committee, 1993.
Evaluation Team for Department of Classics, Howard University, 1993.
S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Provostial Committee on Reorganization of Arts & Sciences, 1993.
Member, Comité scientifique, the classical journal Gaia, 1993--.
Editorial Board, Hellenic Studies Synopsis, 1995--.
S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Advisory Board for WBFO radio, 1994-2000.
S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Committee on the State of the Humanities, 1995.
S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Arts and Sciences Committee on the Language Requirement, 1996.
Elected to S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Arts and Letters Dean's Faculty Advisory Committee, 1996-98.
Elected to American Philological Association Goodwin Award Committee, 1996-99; Chair 1999.
Member, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Arts and Letters Computer Node Advisory Committee, 1997-99.
Member, S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Arts and Sciences Founders Committee, 1997-98.
Lecturer, Speakers in the Humanities Program, New York Council for the Humanities, 2003-2005.
American Philological Association Outreach Award Committee, 2003-2005 (Chair 2005).
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Sean M. Honea (Ph.D. 1991)
Terry Bell (Ph.D. 1994)
Michael Share (Ph.D. 1994)
Barry Robbins (in preparation)
Daniel Carpenter (Ph.D. 1996)
Chandran Madhu (in preparation)
Thomas Virginia (Ph.D. 1999)
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