Timothy Heckenlively

Senior Lecturer in Classics
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Education
  • Ph.D., Classics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004
  • M.A., Classics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994
  • B.A., Classics, Hillsdale College, summma cum laude, 1992
Specialties

Archaic Greek Literature, Greek Epic, Epic tradition

Research Interests

Dr. Heckenlively’s research focuses on the poetics of Greek epic, especially the Hesiodic corpus, together with topics in religion and comparative mythology, and Latin reception of Greek epic. In addition, he maintains an active personal interest in Late Antiquity, Patristics, and Byzantine studies.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Clipeus Hesiodicus: Aeneid 8 and the Shield of Heracles,” Mnemosyne 66 (2013): 649-65.

Book Chapters

  • “Ares in the Pseudo-Hesiodic Shield.” In The Gods of Greek Hexameter Poetry: From the Archaic Age to Late Antiquity and Beyond, edited by James Clauss, Martine Cuypers, and Ahuvia Kahane, 118-32. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016.
  • “Combat and Competitive Poetics in the Pseudo-Hesiodic Shield.” In Contests and Rewards in the Homeric Epics: Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on the Odyssey (15-19 September 2004), edited by Machi Paizi-Apostolopoulou, Antonios Rengakos, and Christos Tsagalis, 297-319. Ithaca: Center for Odyssean Studies, 2007

Papers

  • “A Typical Ending: Closure in the Aristeiai of Diomedes and Achilles.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Lincoln, NE, April 3-9, 2019.
  • “By His Recklessness They Perished?” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Albuquerque, NM, April 13, 2018.
  • “Verbal-Visual Kinship in the Shield of Herakles.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Kitchener, Ontario, April 8, 2017.
  • “Lycaon, Priam, and the Death of Patroclus.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Williamsburg, VA, March 17, 2016.
  • “Of Loitering, Profit, and (Failed?) Leadership.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Boulder, CO, March 27, 2015.
  • “Constantine and the ‘Rise’ of Adam.” SCS-AIA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 11, 2015.
  • “The Apotropaic Aesthetic and Christian Kerygma”, Symposium on Faith and Culture, Baylor University, Waco TX, October 23, 2014.
  • “The Ps. Hesiodic Scutum: Ares’ Bane.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Southern Section, Fredricksburg, VA, October 16, 2014.
  • “Virgil’s Pier Group.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Iowa City, IA, April 18, 2013.
  • “Patristic Reflexes of Hesiod’s ‘Beautiful Evil’: Ancient Reflections on Modern Technology.” Symposium on Faith and Culture, Baylor University, Waco TX, October 25, 2012.
  • “Fowl Play at Actium.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Baton Rouge, LA, 31, 2012.
  • “Death, Daimones, and Achilles’ proleptikon sakos.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Grand Rapids, MI, April 8, 2011.
  • ἄνω κάτω ὁδός· Katabasis Motif in the Odyssey.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Southern Section, Richmond, VA, October 28-30, 2010.
  • “Damning Hesiod in Homer’s Underworld.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Oklahoma City, OK, March 25, 2010
  • Invisus Apollini Turnus.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Minneapolis, MN, April 3, 2009.
  • nefas Aegyptia δράκαινα: Cleopatra in Aeneid 8.” American Philological Association, Philadelphia, PA, January 9, 2009.
  • “Weaving Metis in Hes. Sc. 1-56.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Tucson, AZ, April 17, 2008.
  • “Aeneas’ Shield and its Hesiodic Intertext.” American Philological Association, Chicago, IL, January 4, 2008.
  • “Hesiod and the Eros of Death: the problem of Keyx.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Cincinnati, OH, April 12, 2007.
  • Lacus Terribilis: Hesiodic Echoes in Aeneid 8.” Classical Association of the Middle-West and South, Southern Section, Memphis, TN, November 1-4, 2006.
  • “The Forgotten Cloak: Agonistic Subtext in the Shield of Herakles.” American Philological Association, Boston, MA, January 8, 2005.
  • “Combat and Competitive Poetics in the Pseudo-Hesiodic Shield.” 10th International Symposium of the Centre for Odyssean Studies, Ithaka, Greece, September 15-19, 2004.
Work in Progress

At the moment, his work focuses on Vergilian reception of Hesiodic materials (broadly construed). In his "copious" free time, he also continues to work on an intermediate commentary to St. Athanasius' Life of Anthony.

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