Andrew PorterAndrew E. Porter

Assistant Professor

Office: Curtin Hall 812
Phone: (414) 229-3239


Ph.D., Classical Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia
M.A., Classical Languages, University of Missouri-Columbia
M.A., Classics, Dalhousie University, Canada
M.Div., Biblical Languages and Literature, Acadia Divinity College, Canada

Current Research:

Epic, Mythology, Oratory

Teaching Interests:

Epic, Mythology, Drama, Oratory; Classical Languages and Civilization

Courses Taught:

Classic 170: Classical Mythology - Sample Syllabus (pdf)
Classic 201: Classical Civilization
Classic 304: Epic Questions - Sample Syllabus (pdf)
Latin 205: Third Semester Latin - Sample Syllabus (pdf)
Greek 103: First Semester Greek
Greek 502: Greek Poetry, the Oresteia - Sample Syllabus (pdf)

Other Relevant Activities:

Wisconsin Humanities Council Grant Recipient (2010-2011), Penelope Project Humanities Expert
Classical and Mediterranean Studies Certificate (CAMS) Committee Member
Religious Studies Committee Member

Select Publications or Papers:

"Reconstructing Laomedon's Reign in Homer: Olympiomachia, Poseidon's Wall, and the Earlier Trojan War." Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies. (2014, forthcoming).

"'Blameless' Agamemnon, Ate, and Personal Responsibility: Hearing 'the Blame Game' Traditionally", CFP: Performance in Greek Culture: Ancient and Modern, St. Peter's College, Florida (Feb. 2013)

"Laomedon's Reign: Olympiomachia, Poseidon's Wall, and the Earlier Trojan War in Homer's Iliad", University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Mar. 2013)

"God, King, and Commoner-Protecting the Poor in Hesiod's Works and Days and the Near East", CAMWS, Iowa City, Iowa (Apr. 2013)

“‘Stricken to Silence’: Authoritative Response, Homeric Irony, and the Peril of a Missed Language Cue.” Oral Tradition, 26.2 (2011): 493-520.

Review: Douglas Frame, Hippota Nestor (Center for Hellenic Studies, 2009), Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2010).

"Epic" in Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales. Ed. Donald Haase (Greenwood Press, 2007)