CV and Bibliography: Donald J. Mastronarde

Last updated: June 2017

Contact information

University of California
Department of Classics
7233 Dwinelle Hall #2520
Berkeley CA 94720-2520
USA

Tel. 510-642-4099, Fax 510-643-2959
email: djmastronarde@berkeley.edu
home page: http://ucbclassics.dreamhosters.com/djm/

Personal information

born 1948 in Hartford, Connecticut; married, 2 sons

Education

1966-1969 Amherst College, Amherst Massachusetts

B.A. summa cum laude (major: Classical Languages)

1968 American School of Classical Studies, summer session

1969-1971 Oxford University (Wadham College)

B.A. (1st class Honours): Literae Humaniores

1971-1973 University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ph.D. Classical Studies (June 1974)

Thesis: Studies in Euripides’ Phoinissai

Academic Employment

1971-1973 Classics Department, University College, University of Toronto:

teaching assistant and research assistant

1973- Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley:

Acting Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor (1974), Associate Professor (1979), Professor (1984); Acting Chair (1986-1987), Chair (1993-2000 [on leave 1996-97]), Melpomene Distinguished Professor of Classical Languages and Literature (2001-2015); Acting Chair (2007-2008); Melpomene Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School (2016-)

2001-2011 Director, Center for the Tebtunis Papyri (http://tebtunis.berkeley.edu)

2006 (spring) Visiting Professor, Department of the Classics, Harvard University

Professional Activities

member (1988-93), chair (1990-93), Editorial Board for monograph series “University of California Publications: Classical Studies”

chair (1992-96), Editorial Board, journal Classical Antiquity (UC Press)

chair of Editorial Board for Monographs, American Philological Association (2001-2006)

chair of Editorial Board of California Classical Studies (2012-2015), initial phase funded by grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

papers delivered at convention of American Philological Association (1980, 1988, 2006, 2008), Ancient theater conference at Saskatoon, Canada (1997), Euripides conference at Banff, Canada (1999), Greek drama conference Sydney (2002), Unicode Conference San Jose (2004), TLG Brunner Memorial Conference (2010)

invited lectures at University of California, Santa Barbara (1974), Harvard University (Loeb Lecturer, 1983); Univ. of Pisa, Univ. of Urbino, Univ. of Siena (1997); Univ. of Rome “La Sapienza” (2001); University of Calgary and University of Colorado (2002); Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (2003); Johns Hopkins University (2004); University of Washington (2005); Amherst College, Columbia University, and Harvard University (2006); Oxford University, Cambridge University (2010); Florida State University (2012); Univ. of Bologna, Univ. of Siena (2013); Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, and Univ. of Venice (2015); U. of Virginia (James S. Constantine Lecture, Oct. 2015); U. of Rome III Tor Vergata (2017)

panel coordinator for “Tragedy and other genres” sessions at Euripides and Tragic Drama Conference, Banff, Canada, May 1999; panel organizer for APA Committee on Publications Servius panel at 2004 APA; co-organizer for APA Committee on Publications of panel on fonts and encoding at 2006 APA; organizer for APA Committee on Publications and Electronic Publication Task Force of panel on digital libraries at 2008 APA; organizer (an presenter), Melpomene Chair Greek Studies Conference 2015; panel organizer (and paper delivered) for joint CA/SCS panel at Annual Meeting of Classical Association (U. of Kent, 2017(

support person for GreekKeys and developer of GreekKeys Unicode for the American Philological Association (apagreekkeys.org) (2001-2016), and developer of keyboards for Coptic and Demotic Greek Transliteration for Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

APA representative to Thesaurus Linguae Graecae advisory board (2003-2013)

APA/AIA Task Force on Electronic Publication, Chair (2006-2007)

member, Board of Directors of the American Philological Association (2007-2010)

member (and co-chair in third year), Nominating Committee of the American Philological Association (2011-2014)

member, Committee on Translations of the American Philological Association (2011-2014)

Vice President for Publications and Research (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2021), Society for Classical Studies (formerly American Philological Association)

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Honors

1977 UC Regents' Humanities Research Fellowship (summer)

1978 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

1984 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

1989 UC Regents' Humanities Research Fellowship (spring 1989)

1996 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

1997 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association for book Euripides. Phoenissae, Cambridge 1994

2001 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

2009 Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship

2016 Society for Classical Studies Distinguished Service Award

2016 Berkeley Citation

2017 Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Bibliography

BOOKS and SOFTWARE

0. [dissertation: Studies in Euripides’ Phoinissai (U. of Toronto 1974): cf. DA 37.5 (1976) 2845A; Library and Archives Canada, AMICUS No. 38657 (for InterLibrary Loan)]

1. Introduction to Attic Greek, with Exercise Supplement, privately published textbook for intensive elementary Greek 1976

2. Contact and Discontinuity: some conventions of speech and action on the Greek tragic stage University of California Publications: Classical Studies, vol. 21 Berkeley 1979 (pp. vii + 143) [PDF version posted for download at the Department of Classics research site in the eScholarship Repository of the California Digital Library]

3. The Textual Tradition of Euripides’ Phoinissai (with co-author J. M. Bremer for some sections of the book) University of California Publications: Classical Studies, vol. 27 Berkeley 1982 (pp. xv + 444) [online open-access version]

4. Euripides. Phoenissae [Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana] Leipzig 1988 (pp. IL + 154)

5. co-editor (with M. Griffith), Cabinet of the Muses. Essays on Classical and Comparative Literature in Honor of Thomas G. Rosenmeyer Atlanta 1990 (pp. xiii + 402) [PDF version at CDL eScholarship Respository]

6. Introduction to Attic Greek, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles 1993 (pp. x + 412); paperback reprinted frequently with corrections; 10th printing 2008 [extensive revision of item #1]

7. Euripides. Phoenissae [Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries, 29] Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1994 (pp. viii + 673) winner of 1997 Charles J. Goodwin Award of the American Philological Association

8. Answer Key to Introduction to Attic Greek, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1994 (pp. vi + 59); 7th printing with minor corrections 2007

9. Introduction to Attic Greek: An Electronic Workbook, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1995 [seven Macintosh software programs: Pronunciation Guide, Pronunciation Practice, Accentuation, Noun Forms, Verb Forms, Vocabulary Drill, Principal Parts]

10. (associate editorial duties for) Euripides and Tragic Theatre in the Late Fifth Century, edited by Martin Cropp, Kevin Lee and David Sansone, with the cooperation of Eric Csapo, Donald Mastronarde and Christian Wildberg [= Illinois Classical Studies 24-25 (1999-2000)] Champaign, Illinois 2000, pp. xiii + 525

11. Euripides: Medea, with Introduction and Commentary [Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics] 2002 (pp. x + 431)

12. CD-ROM and web site: Ancient Greek Tutorials, http://ucbclassics.dreamhosters.com/ancgreek/ (CD version 1 [July 2002]; 1.1 [December 2002], 1.2 [August 2003], 1.3 [August 2004], 1.4 [July 2005]; in lieu of CD version 1.5 available for download) [rewriting and expansion of #9 in html and javascript for platform-independent use]

13. ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΟΥ ΜΗΔΕΙΑ, εισαγωγή, φιλολογική επιμέλεια, σχόλια: Donald J. Mastronarde. Μετάφραση: Δήμητρα Γιοτοπούλου. Επιμέλεια μετάφρασης: Μενέλαος Χριστόπουλος. Εκδόσεις Πατάκη 2006 [translation of #11]

14. The Art of Euripides: Dramatic Technique and Social Context, Cambridge University Press 2010 (pp. xiii + 361); paperback 2015

15. Online Edition of the Scholia on Euripides, in progress 2010-

16. Introduction to Attic Greek, Second Edition, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles 2013 (pp. xv + 492) [revision and expansion of #6]; second printing with corrections 2015

17. Answer Key to Introduction to Attic Greek, Second Edition, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2013 (pp. vi + 75)

18. Preliminary Studies on the Scholia to Euripides [California Classical Studies, No.6] (forthcoming late 2017)

ARTICLES and CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

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“Theocritus’ Idyll 13: Love and the Hero” Transactions of the American Philological Association 99 (1968) 272-290 [JSTOR]

“Seneca’s Oedipus: the Drama in the Word” Transactions of the American Philological Association 101 (1970) 291-316 [JSTOR] [reprint of condensed version in J. G. Fitch, ed., Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Seneca (2008) 221-243]

“Iconography and Imagery in Euripides’ IonCalifornia Studies in Classical Antiquity 8 (1975) 163-176 [reprinted in J.Mossman, ed., Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Euripides (2003) 295-308]

“Are Euripides’ Phoinissai 1104-1140 Interpolated?” Phoenix 32 (1978) 105-128 [JSTOR]

“P. Strasbourg WG 307 re-examined (Eur. Phoin. 1499-1581 and 1710-1736)” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 38 (1980) 1-42 and Tafeln I-II

“The London Ostrakon of Eur. Phoin. (P. Lit. Lond. 75)” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 49 (1982) 7-14

“Notes on Some Manuscripts of Euripides’ PhoenissaeGreek Roman and Byzantine Studies 26 (1985) 99-109

“The Optimistic Rationalist in Euripides: Theseus, Jocasta, Teiresias” in Greek Tragedy and its Legacy: Essays presented to Desmond Conacher (Calgary 1986), pp. 201-211 [download postprint]

“A Manuscript of Anastasius Sinaita in Berkeley” Scriptorium 43 (1989) 130-40

“Lautensach’s Law and the Augment of verbs compounded in EY-” Glotta 67 (1989) 101-105

“Actors on High: the Skene-Roof, the Crane, and the Gods in Attic Drama” Classical Antiquity 9 (1990) 247-94 [download postprint]

“Euripides, Pherecrates, and the Greek Stem βοτρυχ- [botruch-],” Scripta Classica Israelica 12 (1993) 16-25

“Il coro euripideo: autorità e integrazione” in Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica 60 (1998) 55-80

“Knowledge and Authority in the Choral Voice of Euripidean Tragedy” in Syllecta Classica 10 (1999) 87-104

“Euripidean Tragedy and Genre: the terminology and its problems” and Introduction to the papers of the genre section, pp. 17-39 in Euripides and Tragic Theatre in the Late Fifth Century, edited by Martin Cropp, Kevin Lee and David Sansone, with the cooperation of Eric Csapo, Donald Mastronarde and Christian Wildberg [= Illinois Classical Studies 24-25 (1999-2000)] Champaign, Illinois 2000

“Euripidean Tragedy and Theology” in Seminari Romani di Cultura Greca 5 (2002) [appeared 2003] 17-49 [download postprint]

“The Gods” in J. Gregory, ed., A Companion to Greek Tragedy (Blackwell 2005) 321-332

“August W. Schlegel, Comparaison entre la Phèdre de Racine et celle d'Euripide: a digital edition” posted for download at the Department of Classics research site in the eScholarship Repository of the California Digital Library (version 1, August 2006) 68 pp.

“A Ptolemaic Scrap of Euripides’ Phoenissae: P. Tebt. Suppl. 1245” in Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 160 (2007) 29-31 [at JSTOR]

“The Lost Phoenissae: an experiment in reconstruction from fragments”” and “Appendix,” in J. R. C. Cousland and J. R. Hume, eds., The Play of Texts and Fragments: Essays in Honour of Martin Cropp, Mnemosyne Suppl. 314 (Leiden, 2009) 63-76, 461-96 [download PDF]

“P. Tebt. Suppl. 1018 (Hes. Catal. Fr. 33(a), 16-20)” in Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 172 (2010) 192-194

“August W. Schlegel, Comparaison entre la Phèdre de Racine et celle d'Euripide: a digital edition (with translation by Emily Allen-Hornblower)” posted for download at the Department of Classics research site in the eScholarship Repository of the California Digital Library (version 2, April 2011) 116 pp.

(with Holger Essler and Kathleen McNamee) “The Würzburg Scholia on Euripides’ Phoenissae. A new edition of P.Würzb. 1 with translation and commentary”, Würzburger Jahrbücher für die Altertumswissenschaft, n.F. 37 (2013) 31-97 [open-access PDF]

“Text and Transmission” Chapter 2 in Laura K. McClure, ed., A Companion to Euripides, Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley 2017, 11-26 [contribution completed August 2010].

REVIEWS and REVIEW ARTICLES

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Siegfried Melchinger, Die Welt als Tragödie, Band I: Aischylos-Sophokles; Band II: Euripides (Munich 1979-1980) in Classical Philology 78 (1983) 61-68 [JSTOR]

(review article) Euripides’ Heracles ed. G. W. Bond (Oxford 1981) in Échos du Monde Classique/Classical Views 12 (n.s.2) (1983) 93-116 [download postprint]

David Bain, Masters, Servants and Orders in Greek Tragedy (Manchester, England 1981) in Phoenix 37 (1983) 84-86 [JSTOR]

David Seale, Vision and Stagecraft in Sophocles (Chicago 1982) in Classical Philology 80 (1985) 179-182 [JSTOR]

Michael Halleran, Stagecraft in Euripides (London 1985) in Phoenix 40 (1986 [publ. 1988]) 456-458 [JSTOR]

Euripidis Fabulae, tomus I, ed. J. Diggle (Oxford 1984) in Classical Philology 83 (1988) 151-160 [JSTOR]

Irène Chalkia, Lieux et espace dans la tragédie d’Euripide. Essai d’analyse socio-culturelle (Thessalonike 1986) in Hellenika 38 (1987) 174-176

M. Cropp & G. Fick, Resolution and Chronology in Euripides: the fragmentary tragedies [BICS Suppl. 43, 1985] Phoenix 42 (1988) 366-7 [JSTOR]

Peter D. Arnott, Public and Performance in the Greek Theatre (London 1989) in Échos du Monde Classique/Classical Views 35 (n.s.10) (1991) 350-4

David Kovacs, Euripidea [Mnemosyne Supplement 132 (Leiden 1994)] in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 5:4 (1994) 326-330 [download postprint]

J. Diggle, Euripidis Fabulae, tomus III (Oxford 1994), and David Kovacs, Euripides; Cyclops, Alcestis, Medea (Cambridge, Mass. & London 1994) in Classical Journal 92 (1996-97) 201-206

Hans-Christian Günther, The Manuscripts and the Transmission of the Paleologan Scholia on the Euripidean Triad (Hermes-Einzelschriften 68, Stuttgart 1995) in Classical Review 47 (1997) 23-25 [JSTOR]

G. Basta Donzelli, Euripides: Electra (Stuttgart and Leipzig 1995) in Scripta Classica Israelica 16 (1997) 260-262

P. E. Easterling, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy (Cambridge 1997) in Échos du monde classique/Classical Views, 43 (1999) 283-287

H.-G. Nesselrath (ed.): Einleitung in die griechische Philologie, unter Mitwirkung von W. Ameling et al. (Einleitung in die Altertumswissenschaft) (Stuttgart and Leipzig 1997), Classical Review 51 (2001) 83-87 [JSTOR]

Justina Gregory, Euripides’ Hecuba, Introduction, Text, and Commentary [American Philological Association Textbook Series, 14] Atlanta, GA 1999, American Journal of Philology 123 (2002) 129-132 [JSTOR]

Martin J. Cropp, Euripides. Iphigenia in Tauris, with introduction, translation and commentary. Warminster, England: Aris & Phillips Ltd. (The Plays of Euripides, General Editor C. Collard). 2000, in Phoenix 55 (2001) 429-31 [JSTOR]

A. T. Cozzoli, Euripide: Cretesi. Introduzione, testimonianze, testo critico, traduzione e commento 2001, in Classical Review 53 (2003) 287-288 [JSTOR]

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, Tragedy and Athenian Religion 2003, in New England Classical Journal 31.2 (2004) 161-164

David Kovacs, Euripides VI (Loeb Classical Library), Electronic Antiquity 8.1 (2004) 15-30 (http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ElAnt/V8N1/)

Kjeld Matthiessen, Die Tragödien des Euripides. München 2002 (Zetemata, Heft 114); Euripides und sein Jahrhundert. München 2004 (Zetemata, Heft 119) in Gnomon 29 (2007) 5-13

Enrico Medda, Euripide. Le Fenicie. Introduzione, premessa al testo, nota al testo, traduzione e note. Milano 2006 (Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli. Classici Greci e Latini); Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006-10-24 [alternatively, PDF version containing Unicode Greek]

Eleanor Dickey, Ancient Greek Scholarship. Oxford and New York 2007 (APA Classical Resources Series) in Classical World 102:2 (2009) 188-189 [Project Muse]

Martin Hose, Euripides. Der Dichter der Leidenschaften. München 2008, Gnomon 82 (2010) 485-490

William Allan, Euripides. Helen. Cambridge 2008, in Exemplaria Classica 14 (2010) 301-306

Paolo Carrara, Il testo di Euripide nell’ antichità. Ricerche sulla tradizione testuale euripidea antica (sec. IV a.C.–sec. VIII d.C.). Firenze 2009, in Gnomon 83 (2011) 193-197

Grazia Merro (ed.) Gli scoli al Reso euripideo. (Orione 2.) Messina 2008, Classical Review 62 (2012) 311-312 [PDF]

Finglass, P. J., Sophocles: Ajax. Cambridge classical texts and commentaries, 48. Cambridge 2011, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.11.40.

Adam J. Goldwyn, Dimitra Kokkini, John Tzetzes, Allegories of the Iliad. (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, 37) Cambridge, Mass. 2015, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2015.09.45.

WORKING PAPERS and SERVICE-ORIENTED WORKS

“Bancroft Recovers UC Acquisitions of Ancient Papyri” in Bancroftiana Number 131, Fall 2007, page 7

GreekKeys 2005, American Philological Association font and keyboard package serving Mac OS X and Mac OS 9

GreekKeys 2008, American Philological Association font and keyboard package serving Mac OS X and Windows XP and Vista, with more fonts and more advanced features

GreekKeys Support web site (revised October 2005 and further revised February 2008), http://ucbclassics.dreamhosters.com/djm/greekkeys/

“Towards a New Edition of the Scholia to Euripides”: working paper with specimen edition in XML, January 2008, at http://ucbclassics.dreamhosters.com/djm/criticalEditions.html

“Before and After Unicode: Working with Polytonic Greek”: tutorial presentation 2006, revised 2008, at http://ucbclassics.dreamhosters.com/djm/unicodeTalk/unicodeMontrealAPA.html

GreekKeys 2015, Society for Classical Studies, updated font and keyboard package serving Mac OS X and Windows OS, https://classicalstudies.org/publications-and-research/about-greekkeys-2015

“GreekKeys: Keyboards and fonts for specialized scholarly use,” Εὔτυπον No. 34-35 (Oct. 2015) 21-28, online at http://www.eutypon.gr/eutypon/pdf/e2015-35/e35-a03.pdf