Rory Egan

Ph.D. Southern California
M.A. Western Ontario
B.A. Assumption


Research Interests:
Greek and Latin Languages, Greek Literature (particularly Tragedy and Lyric Poetry),
Latin Literature (particularly Vergil), the Classical Tradition.

Department of Classics

220 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
Canada  R3T2M8

Tel  204-474-6881
Fax 204 474-7684

"Scholarly Publications"

Edited book

Rory B. Egan and M. Joyal, edd. 2004.
Daimonopylai. Essays on Classics and the Classical Tradition Presented to Edmund G. Berry. Winnipeg.

Articles, notes and chapters in edited volumes.

Forthcoming. Kadmos, Europa and the Mythographer Konon. In Boeotia  Antiqua. edited by Cosmopoulos, M., and J. Fossey, Chicago.

Forthcoming. Insects and Smaller Invertebrates in G. Campbell, ed., The Oxford  Handbook of Animals in the Classical World.  Oxford: 

2008.  Bulles, Coillons and Relics in The Pardoner’s Tale. ANQ 21: 7-11.

2008. Aeschylus Agamemnon 141: fortasse δρσοισι λεπτος. Mnemosyne 61:   115-119.

2007. The Prophecies of Calchas in the Aulis Narrative of Aeschylus'   Agamemnon.  Mouseion 3: 179-212.

2006. How the Pentathlon was Won: Two Pragmatic Models and the Evidence of   Philostratus. Phoenix 61: 39-54.

2006. Αναβλη, ναβλλομαι, etc.: Technical Terms in Music and Poetics. Glotta. Zeitschrift für griechische und lateinische Sprache. 82: 55-69.

2005. Πντια ερσα: a Botanical hapax in Pindar (N. 7.79). Glotta Zeitschrift für griechische und l ateinische Sprache 81:54-59.

2005. Making Water-Music. A double-entendre at Aristophanes Pax 1265-1269.  Classical Quarterly. 55: 607-609.

2004. Eros, Eloquence and Entomo-Psychology in Plato's Phaedrus. In  Daimonopylai. edited by Egan, R.B., and M. Joyal, Winnipeg: 65-87. 2004.

Narcissus Transformed: Rationalized Myth in Plato's Phaedrus. In  Metamorphic Reflections, Essays Presented to Ben Hijmans at his 75th   Birthday. edited by van der Paardt, R., and M. Zimmerman,
Leuven / Paris: 143-159.

2004. Carthage, Kakkabe, KKB, and the KKBM at Pyrgi (KAI 277. 10f.). Rivista  di Studi Fenici.32:39-85.

2001. Orpheus and the Ciconian Women: the Crux at Vergil, Georgics 4.520Mouseion 1:55-68.

1999.  Electra and the Sword at Euripides' Orestes 1041. Hermes 127:382-383.

1998.  Archias, Meleager, Tymnes: Dead Birds in Context. Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, n.F. 141:24-30.  1998.

1998. The Signs of the Horse's Head: Aeneid 1. 442-445. Proceedings of the  Virgil Society 23: 93-207.

1996. Ex Occidente Lux: Catastrophic Volcanism in Greek and Dene Oral Tradition? In nikotwasik iskwahtem, paskihtepayih! Studies in Honour of   H.C. Wolfart,
Algonquian & Iroquoian Linguistics Memoir.

1996. A Reading of the Helen-Venus Episode in Aeneid 2. EMC/CV 40:379-395.

1996. Corydon’s Winning Words in Eclogue 7. Phoenix 50:233-239.

1995. Cicadas in Ancient Greece: Ventures in Classical Tettigology. Cultural Entomology Digest 3: 21-26.

1994. Orpheus / Rilke / Cocteau. The Metamorphoses of an Ancient Relief Sculpture. Proceedings of the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota. 34: 12-13

1993. Orpheus Christus Mississippiensis: Tennessee Williams’ Xavier in Hell  Classical & Modern Literature 14:61-98.

1993. Stesichorus and Helen, Dallán and Columba. Classical World 87:62-67.

1991. Classical Intimations in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson. EMC/CV  10:41-   55.

1990. Isis, Goddess of the Oikoumene. In Goddesses in Religions and Modern Debate.  edited by Hurtado, L., Atlanta: 123-142.

1989. The Aural Paignion in Hellenistic Literature. Journal of the Midland Conference on Language & Literature 2:52.

1988. Two Complementary Epigrams of Meleager (A.P. 7.195 &196). Journal of Hellenic Studies 108:24-3.

1986. Tennessee Williams and the Temple of Orpheus. Proceedings of the  Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota 26:14.

1985. Λειριεις κτλ. in Homer and Elsewhere. Glotta. Zeitschrift für griechische und  lateinische Sprache 63:14-24.

1985 Kevan, D. K. McE. and Rory B. Egan. Miscellaneous annotations and  translations of passages of Greek and Latin poetry. In Land of the Locusts Part III. Lyman Entomological Museum and Research Laboratory
Memoirs, 16.
edited by Kevan, D.K. McE., Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. passim.

1985. Cecropids in Eubulus (fr. 10) and Satyrus (A.P. 10.6). Classical Quarterly  35 (ii):523-525.

1984. Venus as Herself in Aeneid 1. Proceedings of the Linguistic Circle of  Manitoba and North Dakota 24:15-16.

1984. Jerome's Cicada Metaphor (Ep. 22.18). Classical World 77 (1984):175-   176.

1983. Apollo and the Vultures (Aeschylus Ag. 55). Liverpool Classical Monthly  8:144.

1983. Cecropids and Tettiges: the Entomology of an Attic Myth and Cult. Proceedings of the Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota   23:13-14

1983. Arms and Etymology in Aeneid 11. Vergilius 29:19-26.

1983. On the Relevance of Orestes in Pindar’s Eleventh Pythian. Phoenix 37:189-200.

1983. Tragic Piety in Plato’s Euthyphro. Dionysius 7:17-32.

1983. Thucydides and the Kinsmen of the Mytileneans. Antiquité Classique   52:232-234.

1980. Euryalus’ Mother and Aeneid 9-12. In Studies in Latin Literature and  Roman History II. edited by Deroux, C. et al.,  Brussels: 379-383.

1989. Christianizing the Buddha: Literary Transvaluation in Barlaam and   Ioasaph. Literary Studies East and West: Literary History, Narrative and  Culture, Selected Conference Proceedings 2. Edited by Dissanayake, W.,  and S. Bradbury, Honolulu:114-121.

1980. Satis est potuisse videri. Classical World 73:379-383.

1979. The Assonance of Athena and the Sound of the Salpinx: Eumenides 566-571.Classical Journal 74:203-212.

1979. The Calchas Quotation and the Hymn to Zeus. Eranos 77:1-9.

1977. Gothic hrotheigs. Orbis 26:120-123.

1977. Lexical Evidence on Two Pauline Passages. Novum Testamentum 19:34-62.

1974. Aeneas at Aineia and Vergil's Aeneid.  Pacific Coast Philology 9:37-47.

1974. Hesychius on κδμος : some Corroboration. Glotta. Zeitschrift für griechische und lateinische Sprache 52 (1974):217-218.

1973. Notes on the Text of Konon’s Diegeseis. Classical Philology 68 (1973):284- 286.

2010.  Pastoral Palimpsests: Essays in the Reception of Theocritus and   Virgil.
    (Herakleion, 2007), edited by Michael Paschalis in Phoenix 63 (391-393).

2009.   L. Fratantuono,  A Commentary on Virgil, Aeneid 11. (Brussels, 2009). Vergilius 45 (118-124).

2008.  Dionysalexandros: Essays on Aeschylus and his fellow tragedians in   honour of Alexander F. Garvie, (Swansea, 2006) edited by Douglas Cairns and Vayos Liapis. Mouseion 8: 71-76.

2006.  Virgile, Miracle de l'histoire (Leeuven and Paris, 2005), by deCallatay van der Mersch, C. Vergilius 42 (240-242).

2005.  The Narratives of Konon: Text, Translation and Commentary on the Diegeseis  (Munich, 2002), by Brown, M.K. Mouseion 4:217-224.

2005.  Sound, Sense and Rhythm: Listening to Greek and Latin Poetry (Princeton,  2001), by Edwards, M. Phoenix 58 (2004):360-362.

2005.  The Penelopiad (Toronto 2005), by Atwood, M. Winnipeg Free Press.

2005.  C. Edwards and G. Woolf, eds., Rome the Cosmopolis, (Cambridge 2003) and   H. Flower, ed., Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic (Cambridge 2004). Vergilius 51: 115-121.

2003.  Aiakidenmythos und epeirotisches Königtum: der Weg einer hellenischen  Monarchie (Stuttgart 2000), by Funke, S. Mouseion 3:87-91.

2002.  Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World (Cambridge 1999), by Dunbabin, K. University of Toronto Quarterly 71:182-184.

2000.  Aesop as an Archetypal Hero (Athens 1997), by, J.-Th. A.Papademetriou.  EMC/CV 44:113-118.

1998.  Virgil: Eclogues (Oxford, 1994), by Clausen, W. Proceedings of the Virgil   Society 23:209-215.

1997.  New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (Oxford 1994), by Sihler, A.  EMC/CV 41:360-366.

1994.  The Classics in the American Theater of the 1960s and Early 1970s, by  Colakis, Marianthe. (Lanham, 1993) Classical and Modern Literature  14:497-499.

1987.  Terence, by Forehand, W. ECM/CV 31:375-376.

1986.  Oedipus: the Ancient Legend and its Later Analogues, by Edmunds, L. (Baltimore, 1985) EMC/CV 30:73-75.

1986.  Virgil's Iliad; an Essay on Epic Narrative, (Cambridge, 1984), by Gransden, K.W. Phoenix 40:473-475.

1976.  La Fisiologia del Mito, by Untersteiner, M. (Florence, 1972). Classical World 68:471-472.

1973.  Untersuchungen über die Natur und die Anfänge der bundestaatlichen Sympolitie in Griechenland, by Giovannini, A. (Göttingen, 1971)Classical World 66:483.