Peter H. Burian

Peter H. Burian

Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies

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, Brian. A Companion to Aeschylus. 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pages

Burian, P. H. “Sophocles’ Polyphonic Ajax.” Blackwell Companion to Sophocles, edited by Kirk Ormand, 2012.

Burian, P. H. “Gender and the City: Antigone from Hegel to Butler and Back.” When Worlds Elide, edited by J. P. Euben and K. Bassi, Lexington Books [Rowman and Littlefield], 2010, pp. 255–99.

Burian, P. H. “Athenian Tragedy as Democratic Discourse.” Why Athens: A Reappraisal of Trgic Politics, edited by D. M. Carter, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 95–117.

Burian, P. H. “Aeschylus.” The Classical Tradition, edited by A. Grafton et al., Harcvard University Press, 2010, pp. 10–11.

Burian, P. H. “Euripides’ Helen.” Euripides V (Greek Tragedy in New Translations), Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 225–391.

Burian, P. H. “Euripides.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome., edited by Michael Gagarin and Elaine Fantham, vol. 3, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 129–41.

Burian, P. H. “Inconclusive Conclusion: The Ending(s) of the Oedipus Tyrannus.” Sophocles and the Tragic Tradition, edited by E. Hall and S. Goldhill, Cambridge Univeristy Press (2009), 2009, pp. 99–118.

Burian, P. H. “City, Farewell!: Genos, Polis and Gender in Aeschylus’s Seven Against Thebes and Euripides’ Phoenician Women.” Tragedy and Sexual Difference, edited by D. McCoskey and E. Zakin, SUNY Press, 2009, pp. 16–45.

Burian, P. H. “Parola di donna? La voce di Lisistrata e la fantasia comica.” Atti Del Convegno Di Studi “Comicità e Riso Nella Commedia Antica,” Cagliari 2005, edited by P. Mureddu and G. F. Nieddu, Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 2007, pp. 131–41.

Burian, P. H. “Voce di donna: Le Troiane nella guerra del Peloponneso.” Evento, Racconto, Scrittura Nell’antichità Classica, edited by A. Casanova and P. Desideri, Pubblicazioni del Dipartimento di scienze dell’ antichità, Università degli studi di Firenze (Florence, Italy), 2002.

Pages

Hall, Review of E. “The Theatrical Cast of Athens.” Journal of Hellenic Studies, vol. 129, 2009, pp. 147–48.

Burian, P. H. Introduction, Notes and Glossary. Oxford University Press, New York, 2008.

Burian, P. H. “Review of M. McDonald and J. M. Walton, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre.” Classical Review, vol. 58, 2008, pp. 347–50.

Burian, P. H. “Review of J. Gregory, ed., A Companion to Greek Tragedy and I. C. Storey and A. Allan, A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama.” Journal of Hellenic Studies, vol. 127, 2007, pp. 163–65.

Peter Burian, P. H. “Biologia, democrazia e donne nelle Eumenidi di Eschilo.” Lexis, vol. 24, 2006, pp. 45–57.

Burian, P. H. “Review of D. Mendelsohn, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays.” Classical Review, vol. 55, 2004, pp. 26–27.

Peter Burian, S. A. “"Sepulchers," a translation of Ugo Foscolo, "Carme dei Sepolcri" with brief introduction and notes.” Literary Imagination, vol. 4, 2002, pp. 17–30.

Burian, P. H. “Review of Ralf Krumeich, Nikolaus Pechstein, and Berndt Seidensticker, eds., Das griechische Satyrspiel.” Bryn Mawr Classical Review, vol. 11, Jan. 2000.

Mills, Review of Sophie. “Theseus, Tragedy and the Athenian Empire.” American Journal of Philology, vol. 121, Jan. 2000, pp. 149–53.

Pages

Burian, P. H. “The Play of Orfeo.” The Literary Imagination, 2011.

Selected Grants

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