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Marissa Henry

Visiting Assistant Professor
Jones Hall 312B


Ph.D. in Classics, University of California, Berkeley, May 2022
MA in Greek, University of California, Berkeley, May 2015
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classics, UCLA, June 2013
BA in Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, May 2012


My research focuses on food and animals in Greek narrative poetry. I have worked mainly on Homer, Hesiod, and the Homeric Hymns, but my current project turns towards the intersections between animal imagery and intrafamilial violence in Greek tragedy.


“The Antikythera Mechanism: Personal Encounters with the ‘First Computer.’ ” Eidolon (2015)

“Epic’s Bastard Son: The Importance of Being Nothos in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus” AJP (2020) 141: 421-455.


  • CLAS-1030: The Greeks
  • CLAS-2310: Tyrants and Democrats in Ancient Greece