Alexander Sens is Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Classics and Markos and Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis Chair of Hellenic Studies at Georgetown University.
He has been a member of the faculty since 1991. He teaches a range of course on Ancient Greek language, literature, and culture. His research focuses on late Classical and early Hellenistic Greek literature. He is the author of six books: Theocritus: Hymn to the Dioscuri (Idyll 22) (Göttingen, 1997], Matro of Pitane and the Tradition of Epic Parody in the Fourth Century BCE (Atlanta and Oxford, 1999; with S.D. Olson); Archestratos of Gela: Greek Culture and Cuisine in the Fourth Century BCE (Oxford, 2000; with S.D. Olson); Asclepiades of Samos: Epigrams and Fragments (Oxford, 2011), The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study (Oxford, 2016; with C. McNelis); and Hellenistic Epigrams: A Selection (Cambridge, forthcoming). He is currently working on a Loeb Classical Library volume that will include Nicander, Aratus, and Lycophron.
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