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Dr. Louden’s specialty is Homeric epic, on which he has published three books: The Odyssey: Structure, Narration, and Meaning (1999, Johns Hopkins UP) and The Iliad: Structure Myth, and Meaning (2006, also John Hopkins UP), and Homer’s Odyssey and the Near East (2011, Cambridge University Press). He also has published on topics including Indo-European myth and poetics, the Bible, the Rig Veda, Greek tragedy, Greek lyric, Roman Comedy, the Aeneid, Beowulf, Shakespeare, and Milton, in journals such as Transactions of the American Philological Association, International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, Classical Antiquity, and The Journal of Indo-European Studies. He currently is at work on two more books, one on intersections between Greek myth and the Bible, and another on Shakespeare’s participation in the Renaissance’s reception of classical literature. Dr. Louden has received research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. He teaches courses on Latin and Greek languages and literatures, the Bible, and ancient philosophy.