Glenn W. Most

Professor (Social Thought and Classics)

Glenn W. Most was trained in Comparative Literature and Classics in Europe and America; he is Professor of Ancient Greek at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and teaches at the University of Chicago in the Committee on Social Thought and in the Departments of Classics and of Comparative Literature.

Among his projects for the coming years are a monograph on the figure of Doubting Thomas, the new Loeb edition of Hesiod, an English translation of Sebastiano Timpanaro's study of the genesis of the method of Lachmann, and, for the years thereafter, a large, but not exhaustive, one-volume companion to the Classical tradition.

See his complete CV on the Social Thought site.

Selected Publications:

  • The Poetics of Murder: Detective Fiction and Literary Theory, ed. with W.W. Stowe (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983)
  • The Measures of Praise: Structure and function in Pindar's Second Pythian and Seventh Nemean Odes = Hypomnemata 83 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1985)
  • F.A. Wolf: Prolegomena to Homer, ed. with A.T. Grafton and J.E.G. Zetzel (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985)
  • Theophrasus, Metaphisics, ed. with A. Laks (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1993)
  • Studies on the Derveni Papyrus, ed. with A. Laks (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)
  • Raffael, Die Schule von Athen. Über das Lesen der Bilder (Frankfurt: Fischer Verlag, 1999), Italian tr. published 2001.