Donald J. Mastronarde, Melpomene Professor of Classics
California Classical Studies
GreekKeys support site
Center for the Tebtunis Papyri
Stiblinus’ Prefaces and Argumenta to Euripides
The Art of Euripides: Dramatic Technique and Social Context (2010), paperback (2015)
Euripides, Medea (2002)
ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΟΥ ΜΗΔΕΙΑ (2006)
University of California
Tel. 510-642-4099, FAX 510-643-2959
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Professor Mastronarde grew up in Connecticut and was educated at Amherst College, Oxford University, and the University of Toronto. He has taught at UC Berkeley since 1973 and served as Chair of the Department of Classics from 1993 to 2000. He was appointed Melpomene Professor of Classics in 2001. He was founding Director of the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and served in that role from 2001 to 2011. He is the author of a widely used textbook for elementary ancient Greek and an associated web site. He took over support of the GreekKeys font and input program for the American Philological Association in 2001 and developed the product for Unicode compatibility and cross-platform use. In a more traditional vein of scholarship, he has published extensively on the ancient Athenian tragedian Euripides and various aspects of ancient drama, including interpretation, staging and dramatic technique, textual studies, and commentaries, and his most recent book is The Art of Euripides (Cambridge University Press 2010). His current project, a digital edition of the scholia on Euripides, combines his interests in digital technologies, in the digital future of scholarship, and in textual tradition and editing.
The undergraduate courses he has taught most often include Intensive Elementary Greek (Greek 10), Greek Tragedy (Classics 35), Introduction to Greek Civilization (Classics 10A), Greek Drama and Society (Greek 102), and Classics 24 (Freshman Seminar, on various topics). At the graduate level he has taught the proseminar (Classics 200), survey course (Classics 201A or 201B), Advanced Greek Prose Composition (Classics 250), and seminars in Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Aristotle’s Poetics, Greek Elegiac and Iambic Poetry, and Greek scholia.
For more information see CV and bibliography.
Class web materials and other links:
Introduction to Attic Greek, 2nd ed., University of California Press 2013
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web-based materials for elementary Greek
(or previous version for 1st edition)
online open-access edition
Greek Script on Campus
Euripides, Phoenissae (1994), now in paperback
Contact and Discontinuity 1979; open-access digital edition 2008
The Textual Tradition of Euripides’ Phoinissai 1982; open-access digital version