Carl Shaw

Carl Shaw

Associate Professor of Greek Language and Literature

M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., University of Southern Maine

Carl Shaw teaches all levels of ancient Greek language and literature. His scholarly interests lie broadly in the areas of Greek literature and culture, with a particular focus on drama. He has recently completed his book, Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama (Oxford University Press, 2014), and is currently writing articles on classical drama and Petronius' Satyricon. For the 2013-2014 academic year, he was awarded both an NEH Summer Fellowship and the Loeb Classical Library Fellowship to begin his next book project, a complete collection and translation of the texts and testimonia relating to Greek and Roman satyr drama. Other research interests include performance studies, comedy and satire, ancient obscenity, and genre theory.

Recent Courses
Greek Monsters and Marvels
Advanced Greek: Homer's Iliad; Herodotus' Histories; Plato's Symposium; Euripides' Cyclops and Homer's Odyssey; Aristophanes' Lysistrata 
Euripides and Aristophanes on the Greek Stage
Classical Mythology

Selected Publications

Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama. 2014. Oxford University Press.

Ancient Satyr Drama: The Texts, Translations, Documents, and Visual Remains. (In progress).

"Skorpios or skor peos? A sexual joke in Archestratos' Hedypatheia." Classical Quarterly 59 (2009): 634-39.

"Middle Comedy and the 'Satyric' Style." American Journal of Philology 131 (2010):1-22.

"Euripides' Cyclops.Literary Encyclopedia (2012).

"Greek Comedy's 'Genitalia of the Sea': Seafood and Sexuality in Greek Comedy."Mnemosyne 67 (2014): 554-576.

"Euripidean Satyr Drama," Brill Companion to Euripides. (Forthcoming).  Brill, A. Markantonatos, ed.
"Aeschylean Satyr Drama," A Companion to Aeschylus. (Forthcoming).  Wiley-Blackwell, P. Burian and J. Bromberg, eds.

Various articles ("Actors," "Scenery," "Archilochus," "Athenion," "Nicostratus," "Nicostratus II", "Synesius," "Theopompus," Chaerephilus," and "Pheidippus") in The Encyclopedia of Greek Comedy, Alan Sommerstein, ed. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, West Sussex, UK. (Forthcoming.)
Review of Harrison, G. W. M. (ed.) Satyr Drama, Tragedy at Play. (Classical Press of Wales, 2005), BMCR 2007.12.34.  (
Review of Kozak L., Rich J. (edd.) Playing Around Aristophanes: Essays in Celebration of the Completion of the Edition of the Comedies of Aristophanes by Alan Sommerstein. (Oxford: Aris and Phillips, 2006), Classical Review 58 (2008): 23-24.
Review of Ewan, M. Aristophanes: Lysistrata, The Women's Festival, and Frogs. (University of Oklahoma Press, 2011), Classical Review 62 (2012): 312-13.

Review of Wilkins, J. and Hill, S. Archestratus: Fragments from the Life of Luxury.(Prospect Books, 2011; Revised edition), Gastronomica 12 (2012): 122-23.
Review of Rusten, J. (ed.) The Birth of Comedy. Texts, Documents, and Art from Athenian Comic Competitions, 486–280. Translated by Jeffrey Henderson, David Konstan, Ralph Rosen, Jeffrey Rusten, and Niall W. Slater. (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011), Classical Review 62 (2012): 376-78.

Review of Akrigg, B. and R. Tordoff (edd.) Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Greek Comic Drama. (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Classical Review 64 (2014): 35-37. 

Contact Information

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