Paul Shorey Professor and Chair of Greek and Professor of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies
Areas of Focus:
Greek social and intellectual history, with particular focus on mythology, religion, magic, and Platonic philosophy. I have published on Plato, on Orphica (including the mysterious gold tablets and the Derveni papyrus), on Greek imaginings of death and afterlife, and on the discourse of magic in the ancient world. My current research interests include the afterlife, the history of myth interpretation, and the marginal categories of magic and Orphism within Greek religion.