Norman Austin

Humanities Seminars Professor

Norman Austin

Professor Emeritus

NORMAN AUSTIN is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Arizona. With his B.A. from Toronto and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, he has taught Greek and Latin literature at several universities. He joined the University of Arizona in 1980. He has taught courses in epic, tragedy, and philosophy, and numerous Humanities Seminars. He has published five books on Greek literature and myth.


Affiliated Departments: 

  • Athens and Persia: The Decisive Moment - 2007
  • The Pathology of Greek Tragedy: Ancient and Modern Theories - 2005
  • Sophocles' Philoctetes and the History of Greek Tragedy - 2004
  • The Problem of Nothing - 2002
  • Helen of Troy: from Homer to Derek Walcott - 2000
  • Post-Colonial Literature - 1998
  • Archaic Greek Culture - 1995
  • Greek Tragedy - 1990
  • Archaic Mind - 1989

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