Greek and Roman music and theatre; Roman historiography; The Classical Tradition
Form und Bedeutung im lateinischen Drama / Form and Meaning in Latin Drama, ed. by Timothy J. Moore and Wolfgang Polleichtner.
Aristophanes and Menander: Three Comedies: Peace, Money, the God, Samia, translated by Douglass Parker, ed. with introductions and notes by Timothy J. Moore.
Recent Articles and Book Chapters
“A Musical Merchant: The Cantica of Mercator,” New England Classical Journal 37 (2010) 15-26.
“Livy’s Hannibal and the Roman Tradition,” in Livy and Intertextuality, ed. Wolfgang Polleichtner. Bochumer Altertumswissenschaftliches Colloquium 84 (Trier, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2010) 135-167.
“An Aulos in Eelde, the Netherlands,” in Studien zur Musikarchäologie VIII, edd. R. Eichmann, F. Jianjun, and L.-C. Koch (Orient-Archäologie 27. Rahden: Leidorf, 2012) 91-101.
“Don’t Skip the Meter! Introducing Students to the Music of Roman Comedy,” Classical Journal 108 (2012/13) 218-234.
“Meter and Music,” in The Blackwell Companion to Terence, edd. Antonios Augoustakis and Adriana Traill (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) 89-110.
“Andria: Terence’s Musical Experiment,” in Form und Bedeutung im lateinischen Drama / Form and Meaning in Latin Drama, edd. Timothy J. Moore and Wolfgang Polleichtner (Bochumer Altertumswissenschaftliches Colloquium 95. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2013) 87-114.
“Song in the Greek Classroom,” Teaching Classical Languages 4.2 (Spring 2013): 66-85 (http://www.tcl.camws.org/spring2013/Moore.pdf).
“Rodgers and Hart’s ‘The Boys from Syracuse’: Shakespeare Made Plautine,” in Ancient Comedy and Reception, ed. Douglas Olson. Boston University Studies in the Classical Tradition. Leiden: Brill, 2013.
“Music and Metre,” forthcoming in The Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy, ed. Martin Dinter (Cambridge University Press).
“Music and Gender in Terence’s Hecyra,” forthcoming in Women in the Drama of the Roman Republic, edited by Dorota Dutsch, Sharon James, and David Konstan (University of Wisconsin Press).
The American Academy in Rome
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The German Academic Exchange Service
The Loeb Classical Library Foundation
Classics 301C: Greek Mythology
The myths of ancient Greece are not only inherently interesting, but they are an incomparable starting point for the study of the ancient world, and they have offered numerous images and paradigms to modern poets, artists, and theorists. This course provides an introduction to the content of the major Greek myths, the historical and social background of the myths, the role of the myths in literature and art, and modern ways of interpreting and using myths. We examine as well the Near Eastern background to Greek myths and the adaptations of the myths in Roman and modern cultures.
Classics 462: Ancient Greek and Roman Music
Music played a vital role in Ancient Greece and Rome. New resources and perspectives now allow us to appreciate the ancients' music better than ever before. In this course we address the nature of ancient music (instruments, melody and rhythm, modes), ancient attitudes towards music, and its contribution to public and private life. The focus throughout is on our ancient sources, both literary and archaeological.
Greek 430: Herodotus
In this course we read selections from Herodotus’ Histories in Greek and the entire work in English translation, concentrating especially on Herodotus’ attitudes towards cultural differences, especially that between “East” and “West.”