Matthew Farmer

Matt Farmer
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Assistant Professor/Director of Undergraduate Studies
201 Swallow Hall
Greek Comedy

Matthew Farmer received his BA in Greek and Latin from Tufts University, an MA in Classics from Bryn Mawr College, and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on Greek comedy, with a particular interest in the relationship between comedy and tragedy. His book on tragic parody and tragic culture in Greek comedy, Tragedy on the Comic Stage, should be appearing from Oxford later this year, and he is currently working on a commentary on the fragments of the comic poet Theopompus for the series Fragmenta Comica. Prof. Farmer also maintains interests in the use of Digital Humanities in classical studies, and is an editor and translator at the Harpokration On Line and Suda On Line projects. Coming off a year of research leave as a Loeb Classical LIbrary Fellow, Prof. Farmer is excited to be back in the classroom, with courses on Greek Culture and Greek Comedy this fall, and in the spring, a course on Greek Drama in Translation and a graduate seminar on Greek scholarship.

Frequently Taught Courses: 

Greek Culture (CH2100)

Greek Drama in Translation (CH 3300)

Greek language courses for undergraduate and graduate students (2000, 4xxx, 7xxx)

Recent Publications: 

Theopompus: Introduction, Translation, Commentary. Forthcoming. Fragmenta Comica 14. Heidelberg. In preparation.

Tragedy on the Comic Stage. Fall 2016. Oxford.

“Playing the Philosopher: Plato in Fourth-Century Comedy.” AJP 138.1 (2017).

“Rivers and Rivalry in Petronius, Horace, Callimachus, and Aristophanes.” AJP 134.3 (2013): 481-506.