Ryan C. Platte Associate Professor of Instruction in Classics and Director of Greek Instruction

Ryan Platte earned his PhD from the University of Washington. His interests concern the history of language and poetic technique in Greek literature, while his research focuses principally on the Homeric corpus. This work privileges a linguistic approach to literary material and draws from the field of comparative Indo-European poetics. He has published on Greek lyric poetry and on epic, and has a book forthcoming on Indo-European influences on the treatment of horses and horsemanship in Homer.