Ph.D., Oxford Univ., Magdalen College (1994)
M.Phil., Oxford Univ., Magdalen College (1992)
A.B., Princeton Univ. (1989)
A visitor in the Classics Department this year, Michael Anderson specializes in ancient Greek literature. His book, The Fall of Troy in Early Greek Poetry and Art (Oxford 1997), examines the development of the myth of Troy’s destruction in Archaic epic, Athenian tragedy, and Athenian vase painting. Chief among his current research projects is a study of the sentimental depiction of romantic love in the Greek novels. Before coming to Trinity, he taught Greek, Latin, classical civilization, and Western literature at Yale, Columbia, and the University of Oregon. Motivating his research and teaching alike is a deep admiration for the power of verbal and visual art to represent human experience, as well as a compelling fascination with the ways in which ancient art expressed, endorsed, and questioned traditional cultural values and ideals.