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Michael Tueller

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Assoc Professor, Greek
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Professor, Greek
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Mike Tueller received his B.A. from Harvard in 1992 and, after a brief stint in the U.S. Navy, completed Harvard's Ph.D. program in Classical Philology in 2003. He taught for five years at Brigham Young University; in 2008 he came to ASU, where he teaches courses in ancient Greek language and literature.

Education

B.A. 1992 Harvard University, Classics (Greek)

Ph.D. 2003 Harvard University, Classical Philology

Research Interests

I work primarily in the Hellenistic period, the time after Alexander the Great but before Augustus, when Greek language and culture spread broadly across the Mediterranean. At that time, the Greek people had to deal with their own discontinuity in space and time from their heritage, and with their constant contact with very different peoples. In response, their literature became erudite, allusive, and, strangely, both nostalgic and cosmopolitan (sometimes at once).

My usual focus within this period is epigram. Epigrams began as inscriptions on objects--usually gravestones or objects dedicated in temples--but soon became short poems that often featured witty turns of phrase or thought (hence the modern meaning of the term "epigram"). My research focuses on the ways that early Hellenistic epigrams played with the conceit of inscription, even when they were never meant to be inscribed.

I am currently at work on a revision of the Greek Anthology (our primary source for Hellenistic epigram) for the Loeb Classical Library.

Publications
  • Phanocles. In Hellenistic Greek Poetry: A Selection (David Sider, ed.), 462–471. University of Michigan Press, 2017.
  • Notes on the Greek Anthology, books 1–5. Classical Quarterly 66.2 (2016): 742–751.
  • Words for Dying in Sepulchral Epigram. In Dialect, Diction and Style in Greek Literary and Inscribed Epigram (Evina Sistakou and Antonios Rengakos, edd.), 215–233. Walter de Gruyter, 2016.
  • (with W. R. Paton) The Greek Anthology, vol. 1: books 1–5. (Loeb Classical Library) Harvard University Press, 2014.
  • The Passerby in Archaic and Classical Epigram. In Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram (Manuel Baumbach, Andrej Petrovic, and Ivana Petrovic, edd.), 42–60. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Palinurus and Polydorus: Two Epigrammatic Passages in Vergil’s Aeneid. Latomus 69.2 (2010): 344–358.
  • Look Who’s Talking: Voice and Identity in Hellenistic Epigram. (Hellenistica Groningana) Peeters. 2008.
  • An allusive reading of the Orpheus episode in Hermesianax fr. 7. Classical Bulletin 83.1 (2007): 93–108.
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GRK 302Ancient Greek Literature II
GRK 492Honors Directed Study
GRK 493Honors Thesis
GRK 494Special Topics
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LIA 194Special Topics
GRK 301Ancient Greek Literature I
GRK 492Honors Directed Study
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GRK 201Intermediate Ancient Greek
GRK 302Ancient Greek Literature II
GRK 492Honors Directed Study
GRK 493Honors Thesis
GRK 494Special Topics
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GRK 101Elementary Ancient Greek
GRK 492Honors Directed Study
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 360Ancient Greek Religion
SLC 362Ancient Greek Religion
GRK 362Ancient Greek Religion
GRK 492Honors Directed Study
GRK 493Honors Thesis
GRK 494Special Topics
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GRK 302Ancient Greek Literature II
SLC 493Honors Thesis
GRK 494Special Topics
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 221Survey of Ancient Greek Lit
GRK 221Survey of Ancient Greek Lit
GRK 301Ancient Greek Literature I
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GRK 201Intermediate Ancient Greek
GRK 494Special Topics
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Service
  • School of International Letters & Cultures, Associate Director for Administration (2016 - 2017)
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