Peter H. Burian

Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies

External address: 
233A Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
Phone: 
(919) 684-2005

Greek literature, particularly drama; theory and practice of literary translation; reception of Greco-Roman antiquity in later thought and arts

Education & Training:

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 1971

  • M.S., Princeton University 1968

  • B.A., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 1964

editor, . A Companion to Aeschylus. 2014.

Co-edited, , and Shapiro, A. The Complete Aeschylus: Volume I: The Oresteia. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Co-edited, , and Shapiro, A. The Complete Euripides: Volume V: Alcestis, Cyclops, Helen, Medea. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Co-edited, , and Shapiro, A. The Complete Sophocles: Volume I: The Theban Plays. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Co-edited, , and Shapiro, A. The Complete Euripides: Volume II: Electra, Euripides in Aulis, Euripides in Tauris, Orestes. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Co-edited, , and Shapiro, A. The Complete Euripides: Volume I: Andromache, Hecuba, Rhesos, Trojan Women. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Co-edited, , and Shapiro, A. The Complete Aeschylus: Volume II, Persians and Other Plays. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Co-edited, , and Shapiro, A. The Complete Euripides: Volume III, Hippolytus and Other Plays. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Co-edited, , and Shapiro, A. The Complete Euripides: Volume IV, Bacchae and Other Plays. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Co-edited, , and Shapiro, A. The Complete Sophocles: Volume II, Electra and Other Plays. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Pages

Burian, PH. "Sophocles’ Polyphonic Ajax." Blackwell Companion to Sophocles. Ed. K Ormand. 2012.

Burian, PH. "Athenian Tragedy as Democratic Discourse." Why Athens: A Reappraisal of Trgic Politics. Ed. DM Carter. Oxford University Press, 2010. 95-117.

Burian, PH. "Aeschylus." The Classical Tradition. Ed. A Grafton, GW Most, and S Settis. Harcvard University Press, 2010. 10-11.

Burian, PH. "Euripides’ Helen." Euripides V (Greek Tragedy in New Translations). Oxford University Press, 2010. 225-391.

Burian, PH. "Euripides." The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome. Ed. M Gagarin and E Fantham. Oxford University Press, 2010. 129-41.

Burian, PH. "Gender and the City: Antigone from Hegel to Butler and Back." When Worlds Elide. Ed. JP Euben and K Bassi. Lexington Books [Rowman and Littlefield], 2010. 255-299.

Burian, PH. "Inconclusive Conclusion: The Ending(s) of the Oedipus Tyrannus." Sophocles and the Tragic Tradition. Ed. E Hall and S Goldhill. Cambridge Univeristy Press (2009), 2009. 99-118.

Burian, PH. "City, Farewell!: Genos, Polis and Gender in Aeschylus’s Seven Against Thebes and Euripides’ Phoenician Women." Tragedy and Sexual Difference. Ed. D McCoskey and E Zakin. SUNY Press, 2009. 16-45.

Burian, PH. "Parola di donna? La voce di Lisistrata e la fantasia comica." Atti del convegno di studi "Comicità e riso nella commedia antica," Cagliari 2005. Ed. P Mureddu and GF Nieddu. Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 2007. 131-41.

Burian, PH. "Voce di donna: Le Troiane nella guerra del Peloponneso." Evento, racconto, scrittura nell’antichità classica. Ed. A Casanova and P Desideri. Pubblicazioni del Dipartimento di scienze dell’ antichità, Università degli studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy), 2002.

Pages

Hall, ROE. "The Theatrical Cast of Athens." Journal of Hellenic Studies 129 (2009): 147-48. (Review)

Peter Burian, . "Biologia, democrazia e donne nelle Eumenidi di Eschilo." Lexis 24 (2006): 45-57. (Academic Article)

Burian, PH. "Review of D. Mendelsohn, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays." Classical Review 55 (2004): 26-7. (Review)

Peter Burian, . ""Sepulchers," a translation of Ugo Foscolo, "Carme dei Sepolcri" with brief introduction and notes." Literary Imagination 4 (2002): 17-30. (Academic Article)

Mills, ROS. "Theseus, Tragedy and the Athenian Empire." American Journal of Philology 121 (January 2000): 149-53. (Review)

Pages

Burian, PH. "The Play of Orfeo." The Literary Imagination (2011).

Translatable: Creativity and Knowledge Formation Across Cultures awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009