S. Douglas Olson
Classical & Near Eastern Studies
245 Nich Hall
216 Pillsbury Dr SE
I am interested in Greek literature of all genres and periods, but in particular in Attic Comedy and its reception in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. My current projects include a commentary on the unassigned fragments of the comic poet Cratinus (with Ryan Seaberg) and a full critical edition of the Learned Banqueters (or Deipnosophists) of Athenaeus of Naucratis (my main focus at the Helsinki Collegium). I am associated with the Heidelberg Academy/University of Freiburg Kommentierung der Fragmente der griechischen Komödie Project, and have recently completed a three-volume edition of the fragments of the late 5th-century comic poet Eupolis, as well as a full critical edition and commentary on Aristophanes' Wasps (with Zachary Biles). I am also the General Editor of the English-language edition of the Basel Homer Commentary.