Mark Buchan
Teaching Instructor


Homeric Poems

Musical Theater

I have taught Classics at the University of Washington, Princeton,  and Columbia Universities. I have also translated Greek tragedies for the New York stage, including a musical version of Oedipus Rex.  I am currently working on a book contrasting ancient and modern modes of love.



Columbia University, Associate Professor of Classics (2007-2010)

Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Classics (2000-2007)

PhD, Classics, University of Michigan (1996)

MA, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan (1995)

BA/MA, Classics, University of Cambridge (1988)

I am interested in exploring the 'musical theater aspects of 5th Century Athens, as well as ways of transferring and translating the creativity of Ancient Greek poetry for contemporary audiences.