Daniel Anderson

  • Coventry University
  • Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities
  • Research Fellow in Classics

Daniel Anderson is Research Fellow in Classics at Coventry University. He works on ancient Greek literature down to the Hellenistic period, with particular focus on Old Comedy and on the history of the poetry book. His articles have appeared in Classical Quarterly, Cambridge Classical Journal, and Materiali e discussioni per l’analisi dei testi classici, and cover a range of topics from the poetic uses of excessive repetition to the structure of epigram anthologies. Dr Anderson’s first monograph, provisionally entitled “Crates and Experimental Theatre in the Generation before Aristophanes,” argues that there was a period of boldly experimental comic theatre in the 430s and 420s BCE, centred around the now-obscure playwright Crates. Together with Raffaella Cribiore (NYU), he is organiser of the 69th Entretiens sur l’antiquité classique at the Fondation Hardt in 2023.