Richard P. Martin

  • President of CHS Greece Board of Directors
    • Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics, Stanford University
    • Chair of the Senior Fellows and Chair for Academic Affairs, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., Harvard University


Richard P. Martin has taught Greek, Latin, and Irish literature at Stanford University for the past twenty years, as Isabelle and Antony Raubitschek Professor in Classics. Previously, he taught for eighteen years at Princeton University. His research on Greek poetry and myth has resulted in a number of articles and books, including Mythologizing Performance; Classical Mythology: The Basics; The Language of Heroes: Speech and Performance in the Iliad and Healing, Sacrifice, and Battle: Amechania and Related Concepts in Early Greek Poetry. His recent work on Greek comedy was the focus of the 2014 Sather Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds an A.B. (in Classics and Celtic Literature), A.M. and Ph.D. (in Classical Philology) from Harvard University.



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