The first unified interpretation of the Catalogue of Women in English in more than twenty-five years, in the context of related poetry from the time.
Kirk Ormand is Professor of Classics at Oberlin College, Ohio. He is author of Exchange and the Maiden: Marriage in Sophoclean Tragedy (1999) and Controlling Desires: Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome (2008), and editor of A Companion to Sophocles (2012). He has published articles on Homer, Sophocles, Euripides, Ovid, Lucan, the Greek Novel, and Clint Eastwood. He is the recipient of the Basil Gildersleeve Prize from the American Journal of Philology, the Barbara McManus Prize from the Women's Classical Caucus of the American Philological Association, and the John J. Winkler Memorial Prize. Ormand has traveled extensively in Greece, and held the post of Whitehead Professor of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens during the 2007-8 academic year. He also held a Solmsen Fellowship at the Center for the Study of the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1999-2000.