Phillip Mitsis is Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization. He came to NYU from Cornell, where he was Mellon Chair in the Humanities. He has been a visiting professor at Aberdeen, Pittsburgh, and Princeton, and a recipient of fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the Howard Foundation, the ACLS, and the NEH. At present, he is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. His interests are in Greek epic and tragedy as well as in ancient philosophy and its reception in Byzantium and the early modern period.