Dr. Lawrence Kim


Dr. Lawrence Kim









Ph.D. Classics, Princeton University (Nov 2001)
A.B. Greek and Latin, Brown University (May 1992)


Professional Positions

Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) (2014-present)
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) (2010-2014)
Assistant Professor of Classics, The University of Texas at Austin (2002–2010)
Acting Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Washington (Seattle) ( 2000–2002)
Lecturer, Princeton University (1999–2000)


Research Interests

Greek Literature and Culture under the Roman Empire (The ‘Second Sophistic’)
Ancient Narrative Prose (Novel, Historiography, Biography)
Ancient Rhetoric, Literary Criticism, and Homeric Reception



  • (2010) Homer between History and Fiction in Imperial Greek Literature. Cambridge.Winner, 2011 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association


  • (forthcoming) “Homer in the Second Sophistic,” in C.-P. Manolea, ed. Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Homer: Hellenistic Age to Late Antiquity. Leiden and Boston.
  • (forthcoming) “Poetry, Extravagance, and the Invention of the ‘Archaic’ in Plutarch’s De Pythiae Oraculis,” in A. Georgiadou and K. Oikonomopolou, eds. Space, Time and Language in Plutarch’s Visions of Greek Culture. Berlin.
  • (forthcoming) “Atticism and Asianism,” in W. A. Johnson and D. S. Richter, eds. The Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic. Oxford.
  • (forthcoming) “The Trouble with Calasiris. Duplicity and Self-Presentation in Heliodorus and Galen,” in Marília P. Futre Pinheiro, Stephen Nimis, and Massimo Fusillo, eds. Modern Critical Theory and the Ancient Novel. Groningen.
  • (2014) “Archaizing and Classicism in the Literary Historical Thinking of Dionysius of Halicarnassus” in J. Ker and C. Pieper, eds. Valuing Antiquity in Antiquity. Leiden and Boston.
  • (2013) “Orality, Folktales, and the Cross-Cultural Transmission of Narrative,” in Tim Whitmarsh and Stuart Thomson, eds. The Romance between Greece and the East, 300-321. Cambridge.
  • (2013) “Figures of Silence in Dio Chrysostom’s First Tarsian Oration (Or. 33). Aposiopesis, Paraleipsis, and Huposiôpêsis,” Greece & Rome 60, 32-49.
  • (2010) “The Literary Heritage as Language: Atticism and the Second Sophistic,” in Egbert J. Bakker, ed. A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language, 468-82. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • (2009) “Historical Fiction, Brachylogy, and Plutarch’s Banquet of the Seven Sages,” in José Ribeiro Ferreira, Delfim Leão, Manuel Tröster, and Paula Barata Dias, eds. Symposion and Philanthropia in Plutarch, 481-95. Coimbra.
  • (2008) “Dio of Prusa: Or. 61, Chryseïs, or, Reading Homeric Silence,” Classical Quarterly 58, 601-21.
  • (2008) “Time,” in Tim Whitmarsh, ed. The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel, 145–61. Cambridge.
  • (2007) “The Portrait of Homer in Strabo’s Geography,” Classical Philology 102, 363–88.


  • (forthcoming) Journal of Hellenic Studies. Review of K. Ni-Mheallaigh (2014) Reading Fiction with Lucian. Fakes, Freaks and Hyperreality. Cambridge.
  • (2013) “A Canadian View of the Second Sophistic?” Classical Review 63 (2013), 88-90. Review of T. Schmidt and P. Fleury, eds. (2011) Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and its Times. Toronto.
  • (2011) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.03.06. Review of M. Paschalis, et al., eds. (2009) Readers and Writers in the Ancient Novel. Groningen.
  • (2009) Hermathena 189 (2009) 136-40. Review of R. Hunter (2009) Critical Moments in Classical Literature. Cambridge.
  • (2003) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2003.03.14. Review of T. Whitmarsh (2001) Greek Literature and the Roman Empire. Oxford.
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