Dr. Emily Austin

Episode 31: Dr. Emily Austin

Emily Austin's first love is Homer, especially the Iliad. Her scholarship focuses on the interplay of language and meaning in the Homeric poems and Greek poetry more generally. Her recent book, Grief and the Hero: the Futility of Longing in the Iliad (Michigan 2021), explores the nexus of grief, longing and anger in the Iliad. She is also developing a book project on ancient conceptions of loneliness and solitude. Her academic home is the University of Chicago, where she is an Assistant Professor of Classics and the College, and the Book Review Editor for Classical Philology.