Modern Greek Studies Association


Dr. Rick M. Newton

Emeritus Professor of Classics

Kent State University
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

Degrees

Ph.D. 1975 University of Michigan (Classics)
M.A. 1972 University of Michigan (Classics)

Principal Publications

Guest Editor, The Charioteer 41-42 (2003-04): The Poetry of Stratis Pascalis (selected and translated by David Connolly and Rick M. Newton)

Elizabeth Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize (MGSA) for translation of Ismene Kapandais’ Floria of the Waters (2002).

“Yannis Ritsos: Poet of Romiosini,” Journal of Modern Hellenism 17-18 (2001) 69-90.

“Odysseus and Melanthius,” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 38 (1998) 1-18.

“Cloak and Shield in Odyssey 14,” Classical Journal 93 (1997-98) 143-156.

Yannis Ritsos, 3 x 111 Tristichs, translated, with an introduction (Pella, New York 1990).

"Homer and the Death of Kazantzakis' Odysseus," Classical and Modern Literature 9 (1989) 327-338.

"Yannis Ritsos' Annihilation of Melos," Charioteer 29-30 (1987-88): 168-193.
"The Epitaphios of Yannis Ritsos," translated, with an introduction. Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora 13 (1986) 102-142.

"The Rebirth of Odysseus," Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 25 (1984) 5-20.

Kent State University
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
Kent, OH 44242

(330) 672-2150
(330) 672-4009 (F)

Areas of Specialization

Ancient Greek Epic and Tragedy
Modern Greek Poetry
Greek Literary Translation

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Elementary Modern Greek I and II
Intermediate Modern Greek I and II

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