Irene J. F. de Jong

Irene J. F. de Jong holds the chair of Ancient Greek at the University of Amsterdam. She has published extensively on Homer, Herodotus, Euripides, and the history of ancient Greek narrative. Her work has been translated into Spanish and New-Greek. Recent publications include A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey (2001), Homer Iliad Book XXII (2012), Narratology and Classics: A Practical Guide (2014). She has edited volumes on Literary Theory and the Classics (with J. Sullivan), Homer (with J.M. Bremer), Sophocles and the Greek language (with A. Rijksbaron), and Brill’s Companion to Herodotus (with H. van Wees and E.J. Bakker). Her studies have appeared in Mnemosyne, Classical Quarterly, and Poetics Today. She is a member of the Academia Europaea. Her work has been awarded the study-prize of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation (1988) and the C.C. Hodshon Prize for literary scholarship (1994). She is one of the editors of the international journal for classical studies Mnemosyne.