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Associate Professor of Classics
- Ph.D., Classics, The University of Texas, 1999
- M.A., Ancient History, Brown University, 1990
- B.A. Greek and Latin, Baylor University, 1989
- Papyrology; Ancient Homeric scholarship; Ancient literary criticism; Epicureanism
Jeff Fish is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics. He is co-editor of Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition (Cambridge 2010) and Vergil, Philodemus, and the Augustans (University of Texas Press 2004). His main areas of interest are papyrology, Epicureanism, kingship theory, and ancient Homeric criticism. As a mentor for the Green Scholars Initiative he is involved editing papyri with Baylor students and will be the editor of the first volume of papyri from the Green Collection. He is also currently editing Philodemus' On the Good King According to Homer, one of the scrolls recovered from Vesuvius. He is co-editing Philodemus' On Poems Book 5, and, with Kirk Sanders, the Oxford Handbook of Epicureanism.
- Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition, ed. J. Fish and K. Sanders, Cambridge University Press (2011).
- Vergil, Philodemus, and the Augustans, ed. D. Armstrong, J. Fish, P. Johnston, M. Skinner, University of Texas Press (2004).
Articles and Book Chapters
- "On orderly symposia in Homer: A new reconstruction of De bono rege (PHerc. 1507), col. 19", Cronache Ercolanesi 41 (2011) 65-8.
- "What Roman Epicureans were taught about politics," in Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition, ed. J. Fish and K. Sanders (Cambridge) 2011pp. 72-104.
- "A Plus-verse from the Odyssey in PHerc. 1507, Philodemus' On the Good King According to Homer," ZPE 159 (2007) 73-80.
- "POxy. Inv. 23.3B/8(1-3)(b), A Presocratic Papyrus on Perception", in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, ed. D. Obbink (Egypt Exploration Society, London),forthcoming.
- "Physician, Heal Thyself: the Intertextuality of Ovid's Exile Poetry and the Remedia Amoris," Latomus vol. 63, fasc. 4 (2005) 864-72.
- "Anger, Philodemus' Good King, and the Helen Episode of Aeneid 2.567-89: A New Proof of Authenticity from Herculaneum," in Vergil, Philodemus, and the Augustans, ed. D. Armstrong, J. Fish, P. Johnston, M. Skinner, University of Texas Press (2004) 111-38.
- "Philodemus' On the Good King According to Homer: Columns 21-31," Cronache Ercolanesi 31 (2001) 187-232.
- "The Good King's Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: P. Herc. 1507, Col. 34," Atti del XXII Congresso Internazionale di Papirologia"Philodemus on the Education of the Good Prince: PHerc. 1507, col. 23," Satura: Collectanea philologica Italo Gallo ab amicis discipulisque dicata, 1999, 71-7.
- "Is Death Nothing to Horace? A Brief Comparison with Philodemus and
Lucretius," Cronache Ercolanesi 28 (1998) 97-102.
- "An Emender's Guide to PHerc. 1425," Cronache Ercolanesi 24 (1994) 97-107, co-authored with David Armstrong.
Work in Progress
- The Oxford Handbook of Epicureanism, under contract with Oxford University Press
- Philodemus On the Good King According to Homer: Critical Text with Commentary, in progress.
- Philodemus On Poems V: Critical Text with Commentary, with David Armstrong and James Porter, Oxford Press (Clarendon).