Hon. Research Fellow
Email Simon Pulleyn
- Homeric epic
- Indo-European poetry and myth
- Greek and Latin historical linguistics
- Greek religion, especially the language of prayer and ritual
- Animals in antiquity
- Medieval Canon Law in Greek and Latin writers
Work in progress
I am currently preparing a full-scale commentary on Homer, Odyssey Book XI for Oxford University Press.
1. Prayer in Greek Religion (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1997).
2. Homer: Iliad I - Text, Translation and Commentary (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2000).
3. Homer: Odyssey I – Edited with an Introduction, Translation, Commentary and Glossary (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2018).
4. The Secret Life of Language (Cassell: London 2018).
5. ‘Homer’s Religion: Philological Perspectives from Semitic and Indo-European’ in M. J. Clark, B. G. F Currie, R. O. A. M. Lyne† (eds.) Epic Interactions: Perspectives on Homer, Virgil, and the Epic Tradition presented to Jasper Griffin by former pupils (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2006) 47-74.
6. ‘Why Vegetarianism Wasn’t on the Menu in Early Greece’ in A. Linzey and C. Linzey (eds.), Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism (Routledge: Abingdon, 2018).
7. ‘Animal Experimentation in Classical Antiquity’ in A. Linzey and C. Linzey (eds.), The Ethical Case Against Animal Experiments (Illinois University Press: Urbana, 2018) 103-111.
8. ‘Animals in Western Christian Canon Law’ in A. Linzey and C. Linzey (eds.), Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics (Routledge: Abingdon, 2018).
9. ‘The Morphology and Syntax of the Imperative in Homeric Prayers’ in L. Van Beek (ed.), Language Change in Epic Greek (Leiden: Brill forthcoming 2020).
10. ‘Prayers and Vows’ in C. Pache (ed.), The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Homer (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, forthcoming 2020).
11. 'The Power of Names in Greek Religion', Classical Quarterly 44 (1994), 17-25.
12. 'Erotic Undertones in the Language of Clytemnestra', Classical Quarterly 47 (1997), 565-7.
13. 'Horace Odes 3. 3. 12: purpureo bibet ore nectar', Mnemosyne 50 (1997), 482-4.
14. 'The Supposed Causal EI in Homer', Mnemosyne 53 (2000), 257-266.
15. ‘Epic Greek φιλ-‘, Mnemosyne 71 (2018), 1039-42.
Various reviews in journals and press