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Tobias Myers, PhD

Associate Professor of Classics, Deree – The American College of Greece



Columbia University
Ph.D. Classics

Columbia University
M.A. Classics

University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A. Classics

Tobias Myers is an Associate Professor at Deree – The American College of Greece. After receiving his PhD (with distinction) in Classics from Columbia University, Tobias taught as a Lecturer for two years in Columbia’s Core Curriculum, and at Connecticut College as an Assistant and then Associate Professor. In 2019, he was awarded Connecticut College’s John S. King Award for Excellence in Teaching. Tobias joined the Deree faculty in the Department of History, Philosophy and the Ancient World in 2021. In 2020-21, he helped build the new IHCLA as its first Associate Director. Tobias’ scholarly interests include Homeric Studies, Greek and Latin poetry, magic and religion, and the history of ideas. He currently spends a lot of time thinking and writing about self-knowledge, and also about time and eternity—both as ideas manifest in Homeric poetry and from a first-person perspective.


Select Publications

Homer, in: Brill Research Perspectives on Classical Poetry. Leiden: Brill (forthcoming, under contract)

“Evoking the Eternal: Perspective and Paradox in Iliadic Warfare.” Time, Tense & Genre in Ancient Greek Literature, ed. by Connie Bloomfield-Gadêlha and Edith Hall. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming in 2024)

Iliad: Book 9,” in the Oxford Critical Guide to Homer’s Iliad, ed. by Jonathan Ready (Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming in 2023)

Homer’s Divine Audience: The Iliad’s Reception on Mount Olympus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019

 “Ō Poimēn: Addresses and the Structure of the Theocritean Bucolic Milieu.” Classical Philology 111: 1 (Jan. 2016), 19-31

“Does Homer’s Odysseus Know Himself?” In Self-Knowledge: A History, ed. by Ursula Renz. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 19-24.

“ ‘What If We Had a War and Everybody Came?’: War as Spectacle and the Duel of Iliad 3.” In War as Spectacle: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Display of Armed Conflict, ed. by Anastasia Bakogianni and Valerie Hope. London: Bloomsbury, 2015, 25-42