Glenn W. Most

Professor, Committee on Social Thought and the College

Glenn W. Most studied Classics and Comparative Literature in Europe and the United States, and has taught at the Universities of Yale, Princeton, Michigan, Siena, Innsbruck, Heidelberg, and Paris. Since 1996 he has been a Professor on the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and since 2001 he has been simultaneously Professor of Greek Philology at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. At Chicago he has taught courses on Classical texts (mostly Greek poetical ones), on such post-Classical authors as Dante, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Nietzsche, Proust, and Walter Benjamin, and on the methods of Classics and of Comparative Literature. He has published books on Classics, on the history and methodology of Classical studies, on the Classical tradition and Comparative Literature, on literary theory, and on the history of art, and has published numerous articles, reviews, and translations in these fields and also on modern philosophy and literature. Among his projects for the coming years are a thorough revision of the Grene and Lattimore translations of Greek tragedy, a four-volume Greek and English Loeb edition of the Presocratics, and a bilingual edition of the complete corpus of ancient and mediaeval scholia and commentaries to Hesiod’s Theogony.