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About Erwin F. Cook


Present T.F. Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Classical Studies, Trinity University Department of Classical Studies

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Invited to cover the first four books of the Iliad for a new commentary to be published in Italian: Iliad Books 1-4: Text, Translation and Commentary. Giulio Guidorizze gen. ed. Torino: Fondazione Lorenzo Valla (projected publication, 2019).
  • Invited to present a paper at the Leventis Foundation conference entitled “What is Greek about Ancient Greek Narrative?” University of Edinburgh, Scotland, October 27-30, 2011.
  • Invited by Johns Hopkins University Press to contribute the Introduction and Notes to a new translation of the Iliad by the American poet Edward McCrorie, 2012.
  • Invited to present a paper at a Langford Seminar entitled “When the God Appears: Narratives of Divine Visitation in Ancient Greece and Rome,” Florida State University, Feb. 26-27, 2010.
  • Invited to contribute a chapter on romantic philosophers' theories of myth for a handbook on German romantic philosophy (Brill, in press).
  • Invited to contribute a chapter on mythology for the Cambridge Handbook to Homer (in press)


  • Homer
  • Greek Religion
  • Myth Theory

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