Dr Naoko Yamagata
Naoko Yamagata studied Classics at International Christian University (BA), Tsukuba University (MA), University College London (MA and PhD) and King’s College London (PGCE). Before joining the Department of Classical Studies of the OU in 2000, she taught Classics at University College London and University of Wales, Lampeter and also tutored three OU Classical Studies modules as Associate Lecturer.
Her research interests centre on Homer, including reception of Homer in antiquity, especially in Plato and Virgil, comparison of Homeric and Mycenaean Greek (Linear B) and comparison of Homer and the Tale of the Heike, a Medieval Japanese epic.
Current projects include a comparative study of Homer and the Tale of the Heike and an edition of Homer’s Iliad Books 16 and 18.
Homeric Morality, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1994.
Articles and Book Chapters
‘The Justice of Zeus Revisited’ in eds. Menelaos Christopoulos and Machi Paizi-Apostolopoulou, Crime and Punishment in Homeric and Archaic Epic: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on the Odyssey, Ithaca, September 3-7, 2013, Ithaca: Centre for Odyssean Studies, 2014, pp. 47-56.
‘Camilla and Tomoe: Female Warriors in Virgil and in Medieval Japan’ in Proceedings of the Virgil Society 28 (2014) 81-98.
Use of Homeric references in Plato and Xenophon. The Classical Quarterly, 62 (2012) 130–144.
‘Epithets with echoes: A study on formula-narrative interaction’. In: Montanari, Franco; Rengakos, Antonios and Tsagalis, Christos C. eds. Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry. Trends in Classics: Supplementary Volumes 12 (2012), Berlin, Germany & New York, USA: Walter de Gruyter, pp. 445–468.
‘Male and female spaces in Homer and in Heike monogatari’. in Japan Studies in Classical Antiquity 1 (2011) 27-41.
‘Penelope and Early Recognition: Vlahos, Harsh, and Eustathius’ in College Literature 38.2 (Spring 2011) 122-130.
‘Hesiod in Plato – Second fiddle to Homer?’ in eds. G. Boys-Stones & J. Haubold, Plato and Hesiod, Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 68-88.
‘Clothing and Identity in Homer: The Case of Penelope’s Web’ in Mnemosyne 58 (2005) 539-546.
‘Disaster revisited: Ate and the Litai in Homer's Iliad’ in eds. E. Stafford & J. Herrin, Personification In The Greek World: From Antiquity To Byzantium, Ashgate Press, 2005, pp. 21-28.
‘Plato, Memory, and Performance’ in Oral Tradition 20 (2005) 111-129.
‘Locating Power: Spatial Signs of Social Ranking in Homer and in the Tale of the Heike’, Scholia 12 (2003) 34-44.
‘Hesiod: the Cosmology of a Farmer-Poet’ in Ennepe Mousa: an Invitation to the Ancient Greek Literature, eds. S. Kawashima & Y. Takada, Tokyo: Sanriku Publishing, 2003, pp.63-78 (in Japanese).
‘Linear B’ in Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, ed. G. Speake, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000, pp. 950-952.
‘Odyssean Parenthood’, Homerica: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on the Odyssey, 1-5 September 1996, Ithaca, Greece, 1998, pp. 277-81.
‘Anax and basileus in Homer’, Classical Quarterly 47 (1997) 1-14.
‘Epiphanies in Homer and in the Tale of the Heike - reading the supernatural in literature -’ (in Japanese with English summary), Language and Culture (ed. The Institute of Language and Culture, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo) 14 (1997) 1-16.
‘Ritual offerings in Homer and in Linear B’, Studi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici 35 (1995) 57-68.
‘Laertes heros’, Spondes ston Omiro, ed. M. P. Apostolopoulou, Centre for Odyssean Studies, Ithaca, Greece, 1993, pp. 251-6.
‘Young and old in Homer and in Heike monogatari’, Greece & Rome 40 (1993) 1-10.
‘Phoenix’s speech - is Achilles punished?’, Classical Quarterly 41 (1991) 1-15.
‘Aisima pareipon - A moral judgement by the poet?’, Parola del Passato 45 (1990) 420-30.
‘The Apostrophe in Homer as part of the oral technique’, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 36 (1989) 91-103.
Proceedings of the Virgil Society, 28 (pp. 81-98)
Use of Homeric references in Plato and Xenophon (2012-05)
The Classical Quarterly, 62(1) (pp. 130-144)
Penelope and early recognition: Vlahos, Harsh, and Eustathius (2011-04)
College Literature, 38(2) (pp. 122-130)
Male and female spaces in Homer and in Heike monogatari (2011)
Japan Studies in Classical Antiquity, 1 (pp. 27-41)
Plato, memory, and performance (2005-03)
Oral Tradition, 20(1) (pp. 111-129)
Clothing and identity in Homer: the case of Penelope's web (2005)
Mnemosyne, 58(4) (pp. 539-546)
Locating power: spatial signs of social ranking in Homer and the Tale of the Heike (2003)
Scholia, 12 (pp. 34-44)
Anax and basileus in Homer (1997)
Classical Quarterly, 47(1) (pp. 1-14)
Classics for multilingual Europe (1997)
Kleos(2) (pp. 275-284)
Ritual offerings in Homer and in Linear B (1995)
Studi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici(35) (pp. 57-68)
Why Classics today - and tomorrow? (1995)
Scholia(4) (pp. 108-109)
Young and Old in Homer and in 'Heike Monogatari' (1993)
Greece & Rome, 40(1) (pp. 1-10)
Phoenix's speech - Is Achilles punished? (1991)
Classical Quarterly, 41(1) (pp. 1-15)
Aisima pareipon - A moral judgement by the poet? (1990)
Parola del Passato, 45 (pp. 420-430)
The apostrophe in Homer as part of the oral technique (1989)
Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 36(1) (pp. 91-103)
Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum
ISBN : 9004098720 | Publisher : Brill Academic Publishers
In: Christopoulos , Menelaos and Paizi-Apostolopoulou, Machi eds. Crime and Punishment in Homeric and Archaic Epic: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on the Odyssey, Ithaca, September 3-7, 2013 (pp. 47-56)
ISBN : 978-960-85093-7-5 | Publisher : Centre for Odyssean Studies | Published : Ithaca, Greece
Epithets with echoes: A study on formula-narrative interaction (2012-05)
In: Montanari, Franco; Rengakos, Antonios and Tsagalis, Christos C. eds. Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry. Trends in Classics: Supplementary Volumes (12) (pp. 445-468)
ISBN : 3110271958 | Publisher : Walter de Gruyter | Published : Berlin, Germany & New York, USA
Hesiod in Plato - Second fiddle to Homer? (2010-12-10)
In: Boys-Stones, G. and Haubold, J. eds. Plato and Hesiod (pp. 68-88)
ISBN : 978-0-19-923634-3 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford
Disaster revisited - Ate and the Litai in Homer's Iliad (2005-10)
In: Stafford, Emma and Herrin, Judith eds. Personification in the Greek world: from Antiquity to Byzantium (pp. 21-28)
ISBN : 754650316 | Publisher : Ashgate | Published : Aldershot, UK
Hesiod: the cosmology of a farmer-poet (2003)
In: Kawashima, S and Takada, Y eds. Ennepe Mousa: an invitation to the Ancient Greek Literature (pp. 63-78)
Publisher : Sanriku Publishing | Published : Tokyo
Linear B (2000)
In: Speake, G ed. Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition (pp. 950-952)
ISBN : 978-1-57958-141-1 | Publisher : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers