Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Shawn D. O'Bryhim

Professor of Classics
717-291-4131
Office: GOE102
Summary: Latin literature; New Comedy; Mediterranean myth and religion; literary translation

Education

University of Texas at Austin -  Ph.D. in Classics, 1987-1991
     Dissertation: The Amathusian Myths of Ovid’s Metamorphoses 10.
University of Texas at Austin -  M.A. in Classics, 1985-1987
Ball State University - M.A. in Latin, 1983-1985
Ball State University - B.A. in Secondary Education, 1979-1983
American Academy in Rome -  Summer, 1991
American School of Classical Studies at Athens -  Summer, 1984

Publications

WORK IN PROGRESS

Latin Grammar, Composition and Reading: An Intermediate Course (book manuscript).
Commentary on Book 10 of Ovid's Metamorphoses.|
"Stock Charachters and Stereotypes," in D. Dutsch and F. Franko, ed., Blackwell Companion to Plautus (chapter)
"Egnatius as Dux Gregis (Cat. 37 and 39)" (article).


BOOKS

Ancient Comedy: Translations and Interpretations of Four Representative Plays (editor and
     contributor; University of Texas Press, 2001.
 

CHAPTERS
“Tragedy and Comedy in the Roman Participatory Context,” in The Blackwell Companion to
     Greek and Roman
Politics, ed. Dean Hammer.  Forthcoming from Blackwell.

ARTICLES

"The Economics of Agalmatophilia," forthcoming in Classical Journal.
"Arachne's Victory," New England Classical Journal 41.4 (2014)
“Conveying Knemon (Menander, Dyskolos 758),” Classical Philology 109 (2014) 263-6.
"Reconsidering Catullus' Sparrow (c. 2-3)," forthcoming in Latomus 16 (2012).
"Malodorous Aemilius (Cat. 97)," Classical Philology 107 (2012) 150-6.
“Truth from Fiction in Catullus’ Gellius Poems,” Classical Bulletin 85 (2009) 1-9.
“Phoenicium in the Wax (Pl. Ps. 20-37),” Mnemosyne 63 (2010) 635-9.
“Myrrha’s ‘Wedding’ (Ov. Met. 10.446-470),” Classical Quarterly 58 (2007) 190-5.
“Adonis in Plautus’ Pseudolus,” Classical Philology 102 (2007) 304-7.
“Catullus 23 and Roman Comedy,” Transactions of the American Philological Society 137 (2007) 133-45.
“An Oracular Scene from the Pozo Moro Funerary Monument,” Near Eastern Archaeology 64 (2001) 67-70.
“The Ritual of Human Sacrifice in Euripides’ Iphigenia Among the Taurians,” Classical Bulletin 75.1 (1999) 23-35.
“Ovid’s Myth of the Cerastae and Phoenician Human Sacrifice on Cyprus,” Rivista di Studi Fenici 27 (1999) 3-20.
“The Sphere-Bearing Anthropomorphic Figurines of Amathus, Cyprus,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 306 (1997) 39-45.
“Hesiod and the Cretan Cave,” Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 140 (1997) 95-6.
“The Deities on the Kotchati Sanctuary Model,” Journal of Prehistoric Religion 10 (1996) 7-14.
“A New Interpretation of Hesiod, Theogony 35,” Hermes 124 (1996) 131-9.
“Hercules’ Gesture at Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.210,” Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 135 (1992) 383-4.
“Hannibal’s Elephants and the Crossing of the Rhone,” Classical Quarterly 41 (1991) 121-5.
“Ovid’s Version of Callisto’s Punishment,” Hermes 118 (1990) 75-80.
“The Originality of Plautus’ Casina,” American Journal of Philology 110 (1989) 81-103.
“Nestor: Wit or Windbag at Metamorphoses 12,” The Augustan Age 8 (1988) 49-53.


ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES
“Plautus” in the Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, ed. Thomas J. Sienkewicz (Salem Press,
     2001).


REVIEWS
Review of L. P. E. Parker, The Songs of Aristophanes, Classical Outlook 75.4 (1998) 2.

CREATIVE WORK
The Messengers (Create Space 2010); novel.
“Catullus 43,” Plume 9 (2006) 10; literary translation.
“Catullus 7,” Plume 8 (2005) 2-3; literary translation.
“The Polymetric Chorus from The Frogs,” Plume 8 (2005) 22-7; literary translation.



 

Presentations

CONFERENCE PAPERS

“Visual Rhetoric in Ovid’s Myth of Arachne (Ov., Met. 6.70-102),” Classical Association of
     England and Wales 2014.
“In the Footsteps of the Greek Agamatophiliacs,” Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and
     History, Conference at the University of Exeter, April 26-7, 2012.
“Truth from Fiction in Catullus’ Gellius Poems,” Truth, Fiction, and Reality: An
     Interdisciplinary Approach, Katowice, Poland 2008.
“The Economics of Agalmatophilia,” American Philological Association 2007.
“The Astronomical Significance of the Tellus Relief,” Classical Association of England and
     Wales 2006.
“Catullus 23 and Roman Comedy,” Classical Association of the Atlantic States 2005.
“Adonis in Plautus’ Pseudolus,” Classical Association of England and Wales 2004.
“Changing Roles in Plautus’ Pseudolus,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South
     2004.
“An Oracular Scene from the Pozo Moro Funerary Monument,” American Schools of Research
     Annual Conference 1999.
“The Ritual of Human Sacrifice in Euripides, Iphigenia Among the Taurians,” Classical
     Association of the Middle West and South 1998.
“The Deities from the Kotchati Sanctuary Models,” American Schools of Oriental Research, Central States Annual Meeting 1996.
“The Sphere-Bearing Anthropomorphic Figurines of Amathus, Cyprus,” American Institute of
     Archaeology 1994.
“Dance, Old Man, Dance: Torturing Knemon in Menander’s Dyscolus,” Panel on New Comedy,
     Novus et Antiquus Conference, Committee for the Advancement of Early Studies, Ball State
     University, 1994.
“A Reassessment of Ovid’s Myth of Pygmalion,” Classical Association of the Middle West and
     South 1992.
“Pygmalion’s Gifts: Ovid’s Knowledge of Cypriot Cult,” Classical Association of the
     Middle West and South 1991.
“Hesiod and the Curetes,” American Philological Association 1990.
“Ovid’s Myth of the Propoetides,” Panel on Ancient Prostitution, Classical Association of the
     Middle West and South 1990.
“Hannibal’s Elephants and the Crossing of the Rhone,” American Philological Association 1989.
“A New Type of Contaminatio,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Southern
     Section 1988.
“Nestor: Wit or Windbag at Metamorphoses 12,” Classical Association of the Middle West and
     South 1988.
“A Goat by Any Other Name: Naming the Senex in Plautus’ Casina,” Classical Association of the
     Middle West and South 1987.
“The Humiliation of the Senex in Plautus’ Casina,” Classical Association of the Middle West
     and South 1986.

INVITED PAPERS

“For the Love of a Statue,” Mary Washington College Eta Sigma Phi Lecture 2012.
“Ballio Moves Uptown: Social Mobility in Plautus’ Pseudolus,” Hollins University Latin
     Seminar 2001.