Becoming Powerful Through Compromise: Hesiod’s Zeus as Chairman of the Gods


Joel P. Christensen

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    Joel P. Christensen received his BA and MA from Brandeis University (2001) in Classics and English and his PhD in Classics from New York University (2007), where he also received an Advanced Certificate in Poetics and Theory. Professor Christensen has been a Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies (2013) and has received the Society for Classical Studies’ Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Collegiate Level (2013). In addition to articles on language, myth, and literature in the Homeric epics, he has published a Beginner’s Guide to Homer (One World, 2013) and also a forthcoming Homer’s Thebes (CHS, 2019) with Elton T. E. Barker as well as A Commentary on the Homeric Battle of Frogs and Mice (Bloomsbury, 2018) with Erik Robinson. He is currently completing a book on the Odyssey and Modern Psychology.

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