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Bill Beck is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research focuses on Homeric epic and its reception, particularly its scholarly reception in later antiquity. His monograph-in-progress, "The Narrative of the Iliad: Time, Space, and Story" is a narratologically-informed study of how the narrator’s representation of the Iliad’s story in time and space shapes interpretation. He is also engaged in a translation of the ancient scholia to the Iliad, "The Ancient Scholia to Homer’s Iliad: A Translation" (under contract with Cambridge University Press), and he is co-editing Exegesis, Interpretation, Dialogue: Reading the Iliad Scholia, to be published with the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. You can email him at rb14@iu.edu or find him on Twitter @GreekEtymology

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08/19/2019Bill Beck
Below is an annotated list of funding opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and current and aspiring teachers of classical philology, ancient history, and classical archaeology. This post is divided into three parts, corresponding to the different target populations, originally discussed separately here, here, and here. The first part is relevant to undergraduate students; the second part concerns funding opportunities for graduate students; the final section is of interest to current and aspiring teachers of classics. I. Funding Opportunities for Undergraduates...
05/06/2018Bill Beck
The Homer Multitext (HMT) has something in common with the poetry it documents: They are both monumental and impressive works whose gradual evolution over many years by many hands has left traces of its past; it exists in several forms that present the same information in slightly different ways, and its development through changing technologies has left occasional redundancies. Like the Iliad, it lives up to its title, but perhaps not in the way one expects. And like its poetic source text, it richly rewards those who plumb its depths. At its core, the HMT is a digital diplomatic edition...

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