Patricia Rosenmeyer

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

Professor of Classics (Princeton, Ph.D. 1987)
Archaic and Hellenistic Greek Poetry, Epistolary Fiction, Imperial Greek Literature, Classical Reception
Phone: 608-265-3508
Office: 966 Van Hise Hall

Professor Rosenmeyer's areas of specialization are Greek poetry (Archaic and Hellenistic), epistolary narratives, Imperial Greek literature, and classical reception. She is an Affiliate of Comparative Literature, the Center for Jewish Studies, and the Integrated Liberal Studies Program. Patricia is a past recipient of Marshall, ACLS and NEH fellowships, as well as UW's Letters & Science Faculty Advising Award (2012). Her publications include The Poetics of Imitation: Anacreon and the anacreontic tradition (Cambridge 1992); Ancient Epistolary Fictions: the Letter in Greek Literature (Cambridge 2001); Ancient Greek Literary Letters: Selections in Translation (Routledge 2006); and (as co-editor) Epistolary Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature (Brill 2013), as well as numerous articles on Greek poetry. She is currently working on a book entitled The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions of the Memnon Colossus (Oxford, forthcoming 2017), articles on Sappho, and a comparison of inscriptional and epistolary discourse. Future projects will involve the reception of Greek poetry by German, Hebrew, and Yiddish poets of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to teaching courses on Greek and Latin language and literature at all levels, she frequently teaches ILS 203:Western Literature and the Arts 1, Classics 373:Helen of Troy, Classics 376: Love Poetry of the Mediterranean, and Classics 554:Classical Receptions of English Literature.