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Curriculum Vitae - Tamara M. Green


  • PhD Classics New York University 1974
  • MA Classics New York University 1970
  • BA Classics New York University 1966


Teaching Experience

  • Hunter College, CUNY 1970-present
    Department of Classical and Oriental Studies
    1990-present: Professor and Chair
    1980-1990: Associate Professor and Chair
    1974-1980: Assistant Professor
    1970-1974: Lecturer
  • Graduate Center, CUNY 1990-present
    Department of Classics
  • New York University 1978-1993
    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    1984-1993: Adjunct Professor
    1978-1984: Adjunct Associate Professor


Non-Academic Experience

  • Coward-McCann Publishers (Assistant to Editor-in-Chief) 1969
  • Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (Associate Editor) 1967-1969
  • Meredith Publishing Company (publicity assistant) 1966-1967


Academic and Professional Awards

  • Classical Association of the Empire State Outstanding Latin Program, 1998
  • Sabbatical Fellowship, 1988
  • American Philological Association Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics, 1987
  • Disabled Students' Association of Hunter College Award, 1986
  • NYU School of Continuing Education Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1986
  • Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1985
  • Hunter College Schuster Fund Summer Grant, 1978
  • Social Science Research Council Fellowship (for research in Harran), 1977
  • ACLS Study Fellowship (to study the sociology of religion with Peter Berger), 1976




  • The City of the Moon God: Religious Traditions of Harran (Brill, 1992)
  • The Greek and Latin Roots of English (Ardsley House, 1990; 2nd. ed., 1994)

Articles (last ten years only)

  • Articles in Encyclopedia of Women and Religion (Macmillan, 1998): "Priestesses," "Goddesses in Greek Religion," "Zoroastrianism," "the Muses."
  • "The Presence of the Goddess in Harran," in Cybele, Attis & Related Cults, ed. Eugene Lane (E.J. Brill, 1996)
  • "Response to "Classics: a Profession in Crisis?" " Classical World, Spring 1995
  • "The Ghosts of Homer," Journal of the Gardiner Museum, Spring 1995.
  • "Pluralism and Diversity in the Ancient World," CAES Newsletter, Winter 1993; rpt. in CAAS Newsletter, Spring 1993.
  • "Between Scylla and Charybdis: Sailing on the Academic Deep," ADFL Bulletin, Fall 1991
  • "What's a Sesquipedalian?", CUNY Journal on Teaching, 1989.
    "Black Athena and Classical Historiography," Arethusa , 1989.

Scholarly Papers And Addresses (last five years only)

  • "Islam and the Esoteric Sciences," International Conference on the History of Philosophy and Religion, May 1998.
  • "Harran, the Sabians, and Esoteric Islam," International Conference on the History of Philosophy and Religion, May 1997.
  • "Hephaistos, the Crook-Foot God," Society for Disability Studies, June, 1996. "Democracy and Plato's Text," Conference on the Uses of Plato's Republic, Hunter College (1994)
  • "The Ghosts of Homer," Symposium on Myth and Allusion, Gardiner Museum, 1994 "The City of the Moon God," Haverford College, 1993
  • "Pluralism and Diversity in the Ancient World," CAES Conference, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1992
  • "Black Athena and Classical Historiography, Presidential Panel of the APA, 1992.

Public Lectures (selective list: last ten years only)

  • "The Epic of Gilgamesh," Staten Island AIA (April 1999)
  • "The Journey in Greek Myth," Westchester AIA (February 1998)
  • "The Darkness of Heaven: Demonology in the Ancient Near East," Westchester AIA (April, 1996)
  • "Dangerous Women," Biblical Archaeology Study Group (October 1995)
  • "Josephus and Jewish History," Biblical Archaeology Study Group (April 1993)
  • "Tamar and Miriam," Biblical Archaeology Study Group (October, 1992)
  • "Prophets and Seers in Biblical Judaism," Biblical Archaeology Study Group (April, 1991)
  • "The Land of No Return: Near Eastern Views of the Afterlife," Caldron Productions (February, 1991)
  • "Medieval Islam," CUNY Graduate Center Medieval Studies Seminar (December, 1989)
  • "Parents and Children in Canaanite Myth," Biblical Archaeology Study Group (December, 1989)
  • "The Chronicles of Nabonidus, " Biblical Archaeology Study Group (June, 1989)
  • "Homer and the Oral Tradition," Jung Institute (November, 1988)
  • "Classical Myth in Modem Literature and Art" (four lectures), NYU School of Continuing Education (1988, repeated 1989 and 1990)

Pedagogy (last ten years only)

  • workshop of seminar, BASF Pharmaceuticals, "The Greek and Latin Roots of Medical Terminology," June 1999.
  • Co-leader, "Italy Before the Romans," a study tour of southern Italy and Sicily (summer 1997, 1998, 2004)
  • "Linked courses and ESL instruction," CUNY Conference of Writing Supervisors, 1997.
  • Project Director, FIPSE grant, "Enhancing Success Rates of Bilingual Students through Paired Courses," ($164,000 over three years, commencing FaIll 1994).
  • "Dealing with Diversity in the Classics Classroom," Faculty Delegate Assembly Seminar (September, 1993).
  • "Between Scylla and Charybdis: Sailing on the Academic Deep," Eastern ADFL Conference (June, 1991).
  • Consultant on Writing Across the Curriculum, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU (1990).
  • Seminar Leader, NEH Summer Institute for Secondary School Teachers. "Teaching Classical Civilization." Skidmore College, 1986, 1987.
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