Professor Andrew Morrison

  • MacDowell Chair in Greek (Classics)

email: Andrew.Morrison@glasgow.ac.uk

Classics, School of Humanities, Room 511 65 Oakfield Ave, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4961-6768

Biography

I joined the University of Glasgow in January 2023. Before that I taught at the University of Manchester for over twenty-one years (and before that I was a graduate student at University College London, and before that an undergraduate at The Queen's College, Oxford). 

I am a Latin American, born in Panamá to a Mexican mother and an English father. I went to school just outside Panama City and then in Chester (two very different places). 

My grandparents were from four different countries (one was a Glaswegian born in Maryhill); I was born in a fifth. I am strongly of the belief that Classics should be as international and diverse as possible: I am happy to talk to students from any background, esp. those from historically under-represented groups, nations or communities, who are interested in Classics at university at any level: email me! (Si les conviene me pueden escribir en español.)

 

Research interests

My research interests include Hellenistic poetry (esp. the 'big three', i.e. Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius of Rhodes); Pindar and Greek lyric more generally; Archaic elegy and iambos; Homer, Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns; Herodotus; ancient epistolography (both Greek and Latin)

I've written two books about Hellenistic poetry: The Narrator in Archaic Greek and Hellenistic Poetry (Cambridge, 2007; paperback 2011) and Apollonius Rhodius, Herodotus and Historiography (Cambridge, 2020). The first explores how the Hellenistic poets make use of earlier poets, esp. in the construction of their 'voices', while the latter examines how Apollonius receives Herodotus and historiography more broadly in his epic Argonautica

I've also written a book about Pindar's victory odes, Performances and Audiences in Pindar's Sicilian Victory Odes (London, 2007), and edited collections on ancient epistolography (Ancient Letters, Oxford, 2007, with Ruth Morello) and Lucretius (Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science, Oxford, 2013, with Daryn Lehoux and Alison Sharrock).

My main current research projects are a commentary on Callimachus (for the Cambridge 'Green and Yellow' series) and co-directing the AHRC Ancient Letter Collections project (until 2024), with Roy Gibson (University of Durham). 

Publications

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Jump to: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2018 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Number of items: 17.

2023

Morrison, A. D. (2023) Order and structure in the Letters of Philostratus. In: Marquis, É. (ed.) Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature. Series: Philologus. Supplemente (19). De Gruyter: Berlin ; Boston, pp. 63-76. ISBN 9783110996241 (doi: 10.1515/9783110983739-005)

Morrison, A. D. (2023) Lookin’ for love (in Plato’s Epistles). In: Tiziana Drago, A. and Hodkinson, O. (eds.) Ancient Love Letters: Form, Themes, Approaches. De Gruyter: Berlin, pp. 103-118. ISBN 9783110999693 (doi: 10.1515/9783110989472-006)

2022

Gibson, R. and Morrison, A. D. (2022) Patterns of arrangement in Greco-Roman letter collections: 400 BCE – 400 CE. In: Fascione, S. (ed.) Concatenantur sibi epistulae nostrae: Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections (23-24 September 2021). Il Castello Edizioni: Foggia, pp. 13-59. ISBN 9788865722190

2021

Morrison, A. D. (2021) Dead letter office? Making sense of Greek letter collections. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 97(2), pp. 1-18. (doi: 10.7227/BJRL.97.2.1)

Morrison, A. D. (2021) Myth and narrative in Theocritus. In: Kyriakou, P., Sistakou, E. and Rengakos, A. (eds.) Brill's Companion to Theocritus. Series: Brill's companions to classical studies. Brill: Leiden ; Boston, pp. 431-453. ISBN 9789004373556 (doi: 10.1163/9789004466715_019)

Morrison, A.D. (2021) Divine memory, mortal forgetfulness and human misfortune. In: Mawford, K. and Ntanou, E. (eds.) Ancient Memory: Remembrance and Commemoration in Graeco-Roman Literature. Series: Trends in classics - supplementary volumes (119). De Gruyter: Berlin ; Boston, pp. 247-265. ISBN 9783110728712 (doi: 10.1515/9783110728798-012)

2020

Morrison, A. (2020) Arguing over text(s): Master-texts vs. intertexts in the criticism of Lucretius. In: O'Rourke, D. (ed.) Approaches to Lucretius : Traditions and Innovations in Reading the De Rerum Natura. Cambridge University Press: United Kingdom, pp. 157-76. ISBN 9781108379854 (doi: 10.1017/9781108379854.010)

Morrison, A. (2020) Apollonius Rhodius, Herodotus and Historiography. Cambridge University Press: United Kingdom. ISBN 9781108492324

2018

Morrison, A. (2018) Order and disorder in the Letters of Alciphron. In: Biraud, M. and Zucker, A. (eds.) The Letters of Alciphron : a Unified Literary work? Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Late antique literature (424). Brill: Netherlands, pp. 24-41. ISBN 9789004383388

2016

Morrison, A. (2016) Erotic Battles? Love, power-politics and cosmic significance in Moschus' Europa and Eros on the Run'. In: Clauss, J. J., Cuypers, M. and Kahane, A. (eds.) The Gods of Greek Hexameter Poetry: From the Archaic Age to Late Antiquity and Beyond. Series: Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge (56). Franz Steiner Verlag GmbH: Germany, pp. 197-211. ISBN 9783515115230

Morrison, A. (2016) 'Lycambae spretus infido gener | aut acer hostis Bupalo: Horace’s Epodes and the Greek Iambic Tradition'. In: Bather, P. and Stocks, C. (eds.) Horace's Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception. Oxford University Press: Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 31-62. ISBN 9780191808760 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0002)

2014

Morrison, A. (2014) Pamela and Plato: ancient and modern epistolary narrative. In: Cairns, D. and Scodel, R. (eds.) Defining Greek Narrative. Series: Edinburgh Leventis studies (7). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 298-313. ISBN 9780748680115 (doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0015)

2013

Morrison, A. (2013) Authorship and authority in Greek fictional letters. In: Marmodoro, A. and Hill, J. (eds.) The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 287-312. ISBN 9780199670567 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670567.003.0011)

Morrison, A. (2013) Speaking from the tomb?: the disappearing epitaph of Simonides in Callimachus, Aetia fr. 64 Pf. In: Liddel, P. and Low, P. (eds.) Inscriptions and their uses in Greek and Latin Literature. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 288-301. ISBN 9780191758201 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665747.003.0013)

Morrison, A. (2013) Narrative and epistolarity in the “Platonic” epistles. In: Hodkinson, O., Rosenmeyer, P. and Bracke, E. (eds.) Epistolary Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature. Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum (359). Brill: Leiden, pp. 107-132. ISBN 9789004253032 (doi: 10.1163/9789004253032_006)

Morrison, A. (2013) Nil igitur mors est ad nos? Iphianassa, the Athenian plague, and Epicurean views of death. In: Lehoux, D., Morrison, A.D. and Sharrock, A. (eds.) Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 211-232. ISBN 9780199605408 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605408.003.0009)

2012

Morrison, A. (2012) Performance, reperformance, and Pindar's audiences. In: Agócs, P., Carey, C. and Rawles, R. (eds.) Reading the Victory Ode. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 111-133. ISBN 9781107007871 (doi: 10.1017/CBO9781139017626.011)

This list was generated on Tue May 21 12:31:54 2024 BST.
Number of items: 17.

Articles

Morrison, A. D. (2021) Dead letter office? Making sense of Greek letter collections. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 97(2), pp. 1-18. (doi: 10.7227/BJRL.97.2.1)

Books

Morrison, A. (2020) Apollonius Rhodius, Herodotus and Historiography. Cambridge University Press: United Kingdom. ISBN 9781108492324

Book Sections

Morrison, A. D. (2023) Order and structure in the Letters of Philostratus. In: Marquis, É. (ed.) Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature. Series: Philologus. Supplemente (19). De Gruyter: Berlin ; Boston, pp. 63-76. ISBN 9783110996241 (doi: 10.1515/9783110983739-005)

Morrison, A. D. (2023) Lookin’ for love (in Plato’s Epistles). In: Tiziana Drago, A. and Hodkinson, O. (eds.) Ancient Love Letters: Form, Themes, Approaches. De Gruyter: Berlin, pp. 103-118. ISBN 9783110999693 (doi: 10.1515/9783110989472-006)

Gibson, R. and Morrison, A. D. (2022) Patterns of arrangement in Greco-Roman letter collections: 400 BCE – 400 CE. In: Fascione, S. (ed.) Concatenantur sibi epistulae nostrae: Reading Ancient Latin Letter Collections (23-24 September 2021). Il Castello Edizioni: Foggia, pp. 13-59. ISBN 9788865722190

Morrison, A. D. (2021) Myth and narrative in Theocritus. In: Kyriakou, P., Sistakou, E. and Rengakos, A. (eds.) Brill's Companion to Theocritus. Series: Brill's companions to classical studies. Brill: Leiden ; Boston, pp. 431-453. ISBN 9789004373556 (doi: 10.1163/9789004466715_019)

Morrison, A.D. (2021) Divine memory, mortal forgetfulness and human misfortune. In: Mawford, K. and Ntanou, E. (eds.) Ancient Memory: Remembrance and Commemoration in Graeco-Roman Literature. Series: Trends in classics - supplementary volumes (119). De Gruyter: Berlin ; Boston, pp. 247-265. ISBN 9783110728712 (doi: 10.1515/9783110728798-012)

Morrison, A. (2020) Arguing over text(s): Master-texts vs. intertexts in the criticism of Lucretius. In: O'Rourke, D. (ed.) Approaches to Lucretius : Traditions and Innovations in Reading the De Rerum Natura. Cambridge University Press: United Kingdom, pp. 157-76. ISBN 9781108379854 (doi: 10.1017/9781108379854.010)

Morrison, A. (2018) Order and disorder in the Letters of Alciphron. In: Biraud, M. and Zucker, A. (eds.) The Letters of Alciphron : a Unified Literary work? Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Late antique literature (424). Brill: Netherlands, pp. 24-41. ISBN 9789004383388

Morrison, A. (2016) Erotic Battles? Love, power-politics and cosmic significance in Moschus' Europa and Eros on the Run'. In: Clauss, J. J., Cuypers, M. and Kahane, A. (eds.) The Gods of Greek Hexameter Poetry: From the Archaic Age to Late Antiquity and Beyond. Series: Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge (56). Franz Steiner Verlag GmbH: Germany, pp. 197-211. ISBN 9783515115230

Morrison, A. (2016) 'Lycambae spretus infido gener | aut acer hostis Bupalo: Horace’s Epodes and the Greek Iambic Tradition'. In: Bather, P. and Stocks, C. (eds.) Horace's Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception. Oxford University Press: Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 31-62. ISBN 9780191808760 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0002)

Morrison, A. (2014) Pamela and Plato: ancient and modern epistolary narrative. In: Cairns, D. and Scodel, R. (eds.) Defining Greek Narrative. Series: Edinburgh Leventis studies (7). Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 298-313. ISBN 9780748680115 (doi: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0015)

Morrison, A. (2013) Authorship and authority in Greek fictional letters. In: Marmodoro, A. and Hill, J. (eds.) The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 287-312. ISBN 9780199670567 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670567.003.0011)

Morrison, A. (2013) Speaking from the tomb?: the disappearing epitaph of Simonides in Callimachus, Aetia fr. 64 Pf. In: Liddel, P. and Low, P. (eds.) Inscriptions and their uses in Greek and Latin Literature. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 288-301. ISBN 9780191758201 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665747.003.0013)

Morrison, A. (2013) Narrative and epistolarity in the “Platonic” epistles. In: Hodkinson, O., Rosenmeyer, P. and Bracke, E. (eds.) Epistolary Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature. Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum (359). Brill: Leiden, pp. 107-132. ISBN 9789004253032 (doi: 10.1163/9789004253032_006)

Morrison, A. (2013) Nil igitur mors est ad nos? Iphianassa, the Athenian plague, and Epicurean views of death. In: Lehoux, D., Morrison, A.D. and Sharrock, A. (eds.) Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 211-232. ISBN 9780199605408 (doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605408.003.0009)

Morrison, A. (2012) Performance, reperformance, and Pindar's audiences. In: Agócs, P., Carey, C. and Rawles, R. (eds.) Reading the Victory Ode. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 111-133. ISBN 9781107007871 (doi: 10.1017/CBO9781139017626.011)

This list was generated on Tue May 21 12:31:54 2024 BST.

Teaching

23:24:

Greek 1A and 1B (Basic Greek)

Greek Letters and Letter-Writers: Friendship, Philosophy, Forgery (Hons/PGT course)

Greek Unseens

Classical Civilisation 1A (lectures on Homer, Hesiod, Lyric; seminar group)

Classical Civilisation 2A (seminar group)