Robert Lamberton

Professor Emeritus
PhD, Yale University
research interests:
  • Greek Epic and the History of its Interpretation
  • Ancient Hermeneutics
  • Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Late Antiquity
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Professor Lamberton's research interests lie in the areas of early Greek epic and the history of its interpretation, the Greek literature of the Roman empire, and ancient education.


Homer the Theologian, Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition, Berkeley 1986
Hesiod, Yale 1988
Homer's Ancient Readers: The Hermeneutics of Greek Epic's Earliest Exegetes, Princeton 1992
Plutarch, Yale 2001


The Greek Imagination
Research and Publication on the Graeco-Roman World
Greek language (all levels).