Daniel W. Berman, Associate Professor and Chair, earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. from Yale University, both in Classics. His research interests include archaic and classical Greek poetry and myth, mythography, and topography and ancient geography. His current research focuses on how Greek mythic texts represent physical space, especially the urban environment of Greek Thebes, and the presence of Greek Thebes and its territory of Boeotia in the Greek poetic and mythographic writers. He has published articles on Aeschylus, the city of Thebes, the Dirce spring, and related subjects, and also one on herdsmen in Theocritus. His monograph,Myth and Culture in Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes, was published in 2007 by Edizioni dell'Ateneo, and he is translator from French of a book by Claude Calame, Myth and History in Ancient Greece: The Symbolic Creation of a Colony (Princeton 2003). His next book, Myth, Literature and the Creation of the Topography of Thebes, will be published by Cambridge University Press in spring 2015.
Dan teaches courses in Greek and Latin language and literature, classical myth, and ancient civilization and culture. He also maintains a teaching interest in Roman archaeology and topography. In 2012-2013 he was Andrew W. Mellon Professor-In-Charge at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, where he had taught previously as an assistant professor in 2001-2002 and was also lucky enough to study as an undergraduate. Please visit his website for a full CV. firstname.lastname@example.org