- Greek Language and Literature
B.A., Cornell University ’74; Ph.D., Yale University ’81.
Professor Ford has taught and published widely in Greek poetry and prose from Homer through the classical age. The focus of his research has been the history of literary criticism, especially as this involves questions of reception and social dimensions of literary history. He has published books on Homer: The Poetry of the Past and The Origins of Criticism: Literary Culture and Poetic Theory in Classical Greece, in addition to articles on these aspects of Greek literature, including “Protagoras’ Head” inAJP 115 (1994), awarded the Gildersleeve Prize.
1. The Origins of Criticism: Literary Culture and Poetic Theory in Classical Greece