Greek Inscriptions

Dr. Stephen Nimis

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, 1981
    Dissertation: The Epic Simile from Homer to Milton
  • B.A. Humanities, University of Minnesota, 1973

INTERESTS

  • Medieval Latin
  • Comparative Literature and Literary Theory,
  • The Ancient Novel

RESEARCH

Book

  • Narrative Semiotics in the Epic Tradition. Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 1988.

Articles and Chapters

  • "Fussnoten: Das Fundament der Wissenschaft." Arethusa 17.2 (Fall 1984), 105-134.
  • "The Language of Achilles: Construction vs. Representation" Classical World 79.4 (1986), 215-25
  • "Aristotle's Analogical Metaphor" Arethusa 21.2 (1988), 215-26
  • "The Prosaics of the Ancient Novel" Arethusa 27.3 (Fall 1994), 387-411.
  • "Memory and Description in the Ancient Novel" Arethusa 31.1 (Winter 1998), 99-122.
  • "The Sense of Open-endedness in the Ancient Novel" Arethusa 32.2 (Spring, 1999), 215-238.
  • "Ring Composition and Linearity in Homer" in Signs of Orality: The Oral Tradition and Its Influence in the Greek and Roman World, ed. E. Anne Mackay (Brill 1998), 65-78.
  • "Cycles and Sequences in Longus" in Speaking Volumes: Orality and Literacy in the Greek and Roman World, ed. Janet Watson (Brill, 2001), 187-200.
  • "Book One and Apuleius' Metamorphoses," in J. S. Ruebel, Apuleius: Metamorphoses Book I. Bolchazy-Carducci, 2000.
  • "In mediis rebus: Beginning Again in the Middle of the Ancient Novel," in The Ancient Novel and Beyond, ed. S. Panayoakis, M. Zimmerman, and W. Keulen (Brill, 2003), 255-69.
  • "Oral and Written Forms of Closure in the Ancient Novel" in Oral Performances and their Contexts, ed. C. Mackie (Brill, 2004), 179-94.
  • "Egypt in Greco-Roman History and Fiction" ALIF 24 (2004), 34-67.
  • Autochthony, Misogyny and Harmony: Medea 824-45. Arethusa 40 (2007), 397-420.
  • “SCE at Miami University.” Works and Days Vol. 25 (2007), 135-7
  • "WANTED: Languages: Dead or ALive" ALIF 29 (2009), 149-70. (with Sara Nimis)
  • “The Novel” in Blackwell Companion to Greek Literature, ed. P. Vasunia (Oxford, OUP 2009), 617-27.
  • “Cite and Sound: Quotation in the Ancient Novel” in Readers and Writers in theAncient Novel, ed. M. Paschalis (Groningen: Barkhuis, 2009), 79-90.

Translations

  • John Ray's Methodus Plantarum (forthcoming, OUP)