Richard P. Martin
Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics
Richard P. Martin is the Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor of Classics at Stanford University. Among his many books are Classical Mythology: The Basics; Myths of the Ancient Greeks; and The Language of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the "Iliad."
Building on numerous original close readings of works by Homer, Hesiod, and other ancient Greek poets, Richard P. Martin articulates a broad and precise poetics of archaic Greek verse. The ancient Greek hexameter poetry of such works as the Iliad and the Odyssey differ from most modern verbal art because it was composed for live, face-to-face...