Gregory Nagy is the primary author of Classical Inquiries. He is the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and is the Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC. In his publications, he has pioneered an approach to Greek literature that integrates diachronic and synchronic perspectives. His books include The Best of the Achaeans: Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979), which won the Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association, in 1982; also Pindar’s Homer: The Lyric Possession of an Epic Past (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990), Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), Homeric Questions (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996), Homeric Responses (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003), Homer’s Text and Language (University of Illinois Press, 2004), Homer the Classic (Center for Hellenic Studies, online 2008, Harvard University Press, print 2009), Homer the Preclassic (Center for Hellenic Studies, online 2009, University of California Press, print 2010), and The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours. (Harvard University Press, print 2013, and Center for Hellenic Studies, epub 2013). He co-edited with Stephen A. Mitchell the 40th anniversary second edition of Albert Lord’s The Singer of Tales (Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature vol. 24; Harvard University Press, 2000), co-authoring with Mitchell the new Introduction, pp. vii–xxix.
Keith Stone is the primary editor of Classical Inquiries. He is the Head Teaching Fellow of the Harvard College course Culture and Belief 22: The Ancient Greek Hero and Fellow in Pedagogical Development and Comparative Study of Ancient Texts (Greek Septuagint and Hebrew Bible) at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies. He earned his PhD from Harvard University in 2013 with a dissertation titled “Singing Moses’s Song: A Performance-Critical Analysis of Deuteronomy’s Song of Moses,” which was published under the same title in 2016 by the Ilex Foundation. Within ancient Israelite literature, religion, and history, his research focuses on the dynamics of performing in traditional settings, particularly within traditions linked to founders. Among his secondary interests are Northwest Semitic languages and inscriptions, land ideology, the psychology of abuse and trauma in biblical texts, and ancient Greek myth and hero cult. Professionally, his experience and goals include undergraduate education (e.g., student life, advising), educational technology development, instructional design, and language instruction at all levels.
Leonard Muellner is an author of Classical Inquiries. He is Professor of Classical Studies at Brandeis University and Director for IT and Publications at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies. Educated at Harvard (Ph.D. 1973), his scholarly interests center on Homeric epic, with special interests in historical linguistics, anthropological approaches to the study of myth, and the poetics of oral traditional poetry. His recent work includes “Grieving Achilles,” in Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry, ed. A. Rengakos, F. Montanari, and C. Tsagalis, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volume 12, Berlin, 2012, pp. 187–210, and “Homeric Anger Revisited,” Classics@ Issue 9: Defense Mechanisms, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC, September, 2011.
Noel Spencer is the web producer of Classical Inquiries. He is the Manager of Online Content and an Editorial Associate at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. He holds an MEd from Auburn University, where he concentrated on language and literature for secondary students. As part of his commitment to open access, he works with humanities students to develop their technological skills so that they can aid in the creation of freely accessible scholarly resources.
Claudia Filos was co-editor of Classical Inquiries from February 2015 through February 2017, while Manager for Curriculum and Community Development at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies. She holds an MA from Brandeis University, and her thesis is titled “Steadfast in a Multiform Tradition: ἔμπεδος and ἀσφαλής in Homer and Beyond.” Her teaching and research interests include Homer, oral traditions, Indo-European poetics, and the cult of saints in late antiquity. Through the study and creation of open access resources, she seeks to build community and to support engagement with ancient Greek poetry, in translation or in the original, outside the traditional university setting.