PhD University of Chicago (2000) Classics
MA University of Chicago (1992) Classics
BA University of Virginia (1990) Classics and Comparative Literature
Hellenistic literature, culture, and society
Anatole Mori is the chair of the Department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies. She came to the University of Missouri in 2000 after receiving an MA and PhD in Classics from the University of Chicago and a BA in Classics and Comparative Literature from the University of Virginia. A specialist in early Hellenistic (3rd century BCE) literature, she teaches ancient Greek and reading courses in Greek literature as well as courses in translation on Greek culture and society, with a particular emphasis on ancient attitudes to gender and ethnicity. Her interdisciplinary research examines the historical context of Greek poetry, focusing on how contact with other societies altered the traditional representation of Greek identity in literary culture.
Her book, The Politics of Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica (Cambridge 2008) analyzes the reshaping of heroic epic in accordance with Ptolemaic ideology. Most recently her article “Archives, Innovation, and the Neomorphic Cyclops," appeared in 2017 issue of Aitia on "The Rhetoric of Old and New in the Hellenistic Period” http://aitia.revues.org/. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Philology, Oral Tradition, and edited volumes for Blackwell and Brill. She is the recipient of a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Research Fellowship and an MU Arts and Science Faculty Fellowship.
She is part of an international team of ninety scholars engaged in a long-term digital humanities project: the preparation of a new edition of the fragmentary writings and testimonia of ancient Greek historians for the on-line Brill's New Jacoby (ed. I. Worthington). Ongoing projects include a book-length study of the construction of female authority in Hellenistic poetry as well as extensive revisions of fourteen BNJ fragmentary authors for Brill's New Jacoby 2. She is active in local organizations for the promotion of classics as well as the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. In 2011 she founded the Heartland Graduate Workshop in Ancient Studies, an annual meeting sponsored by graduate programs in the central United States for the promotion of scholarly and professional connections among graduate students in classics and related disciplines.
Current initiatives include chairing the College of A&S planning committee for the Fall 2019 Gender and Translation Series. The keynote speaker of the series is Emily Wilson (University of Pennsylvania), the first woman to translate Homer's Odyssey into English. Throughout the fall 2019 semester MU faculty, students, and alumni will participate in lectures, panels, readings, and tutorials on issues related to various aspects of translation.
In 2019 she developed a campus-wide Environmental Humanities research group with faculty from the College of A&S, CAFNR, College of Engineering, Honors College, MU Research Reactor, Museum of Anthropology, and the Museum of Art and Archaeology. This new initiative integrates humanities faculty with faculty from social and natural sciences to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration on (1) lectures and research summits, (2) new curriculum and certification at graduate and undergraduate levels, and (3) strategic research proposals on past, present, and future intersections between climate and the economy of human culture, politics, and society.
Greek 9687 Seminar in Greek Epic Poetry
AMS 9487 Ancient Literary Criticism
AMS 9287 Seminar in the Hellenistic Age
Greek 8010 Greek Rough Guide
Greek 8000 Proseminar in Greek Texts
Greek 4700/7700 Survey of Greek Literature: Hellenistic Epic
AMS 4400/7400 Ancient Pastoral (in Greek and Latin)
Greek 4560/7560 Greek Historians
Greek 4550/7550 Greek Philosophers
Greek 4530/7530 Greek Lyric Poetry
Greek 1100-1200 Elementary Ancient Greek I and II
Greek 2000 Greek Reading
Greek 4300/7300 Intermediate Readings
AMS 4550/7550 Literature & Culture of the Hellenistic Age
AMS 3700 Women in the Ancient World
AMS 3600 Ancient Novel
AMS 3550 Advanced Mythology
AMS 3450 Greek and Roman Characters and Ideals
AMS 3000 Foreigners and Dangerous Women
AMS 2100 Greek Culture
AMS 2005 Monsters and Metamorphs
AMS 1060 Classical Mythology
The Politics of Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica. Cambridge. 2008
“What the Cyclops Saw: Self-Knowledge in Theocritus’ Idylls 6 and 11.” In L. Athansassaki, C. Nappa, and A. Vergados, (eds.) Gods and Mortals in Greek and Roman Poetry. Ariadne Supplement 2. 2019
“Archives, Innovation, and the Neomorphic Cyclops.” In Andrew Faulkner (ed.), Revue Aitia. Regards sur la culture hellenistique au XXI.me siecle. “The Rhetoric of Old and New in the Hellenistic Period.” Vol. 7 http://aitia.revues.org/. 2017
“Literature in the Hellenistic World.” In M. Hose and D. Schenker (eds.) A Companion to Greek Literature. Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World. Malden MA & Oxford. 2016. 89-111
“Demetrios of Argos/Damen” #304. Brill’s New Jacoby 2, Ian Worthington (ed.) http://www.brillonline.nl. Forthcoming 2019
“Autocharis” #249 Brill’s New Jacoby 2, Ian Worthington (ed.) http://www.brillonline.nl. 2018
“Antileon” #247. Brill’s New Jacoby 2, Ian Worthington (ed.) http://www.brillonline.nl. 2017
“Xenocrates” #248. Brill’s New Jacoby 2, Ian Worthington (ed.) http://www.brillonline.nl. 2017