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Harvey Yunis
Professor
Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities
 
e-mail:yunis@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. (1978) Dartmouth College
  • B.A. (1982) Cambridge University
  • Ph.D. (1987) Harvard University
 
Primary Department
   Department of Classical and European Studies
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Department Affiliations
 
  • School of Humanities
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    Websites
     Harvey Yunis
     
    Research Areas
     Classical Greek Literature, Thought, and History
     

    Aristotle, Rhetoric. Oxford World Classics.

     

    Aristotle, Rhetoric. Oxford World Classics.

     

    Current research: Plato, Symposium

     

    Edition, commentary, and select history of reception

     
    Teaching Areas
     ancient Greek and Latin literature
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Yunis, Harvey "“Dialectic and the Purpose of Rhetoric in Plato’s Phaedrus,” Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 24 (2009), 229-48, 258-59.." 

     
     Articles
     

    Yunis, Harvey "“Rhetorical Argument and the Purpose of Dialectic in Plato’s Phaedrus,” Papers on Rhetoric 10 (2010), 259-67.." 

     
     

    Yunis, Harvey "“Philosophy and Law, Ancient Greek” in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, ed. Stanley N. Katz (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), vol. 4, 320-23." 

     
     

    Yunis, Harvey "“The Protreptic Rhetoric of the Republic,” Translated into modern Greek in Φιλοσοφία και ρητορική στην κλασική Αθήνα (Philosophy and Rhetoric in Classical Athens).."  (2008) : 1-35.

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "“Eros in Plato’s Phaedrus and the Shape of Greek Rhetoric,”." Arion, 13 (2005) : 101-125.

     
     

    Yunis, H. "Narrative, Rhetoric, and Ethical Instruction in Thucydides." Papers on Rhetoric, 4 (2002) : 275-86.

     
     Books
     

    Plato: Phaedrus (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). Greek text and commentary

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "Demosthenes, Speeches 18-19: On the Crown and On the Dishonest Embassy."  (2005)

     
     

    Yunis, H. "Written Texts and the Rise of Literate Culture in Ancient Greece."  (2003) In Press

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "Demosthenes: On the Crown, edition and commentary, in Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics." 

     
     

    Harvey Yunis, translator "Demosthenes II: On the Crown and On the Treasonable Embassy." 

     
     

    edited by Harvey Yunis "Written Text and the Rise of Literate Culture in Classical Greece." 

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "Taming Democracy: Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens." 

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "A New Creed: Fundamental Religious Beliefs in the Athenian Polis and Euripidean Drama." 

     
     Editor of books
     

    Harvey Yunis "Written Texts and the Rise of Literate Culture in Ancient Greece."  (2003)

     
     Book chapters
     

    Harvey Yunis "“Thucydides’ Plataean Debate and the Rhetoric of Dire Straits”." Rhetorical Arguments: Essays in Honour of Lucia Calboli Montefusco (27-34)

     
     

    harvey yunis "Plato’s Rhetoric in Theory and Practice." The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies

     
     

    Argument und literarische Form in antiker Philosophie, ed. M. Erler (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013), 179-190.

     
     

    The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy: A Politico-cultural Transformation and Its Interpretations, eds. J. P. Arnason, K. A. Raaflaub, and P. Wagner (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), 144-62

     
     

    Yunis, Harvey "“The Rhetoric of Law in Plato’s Apology of Socrates and Isocrates’ Antidosis” in Rhetorica Philosophans. Mélanges offerts à Michel Patillon, eds. L. Brisson, P. Chiron (Paris: Vrin, 2010), 67-73.." 

     
     

    Yunis, Harvey "“Literary and Philosophical Rhetoric in Plato” in Literary and Philosophical Rhetoric in the Greek, Roman, Syriac and Arabic Worlds, ed. Frédérique Woerther (Hildesheim: Olms, 2009), 17-26.." 

     
     

    Yunis, Harvey "“Transparency and Trust in Ancient Rhetoric and Poetics” in New Chapters in the History of Rhetoric, ed. Laurent Pernot (Leiden: Brill, 2009), 109-17." 

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "Plato’s Rhetoric." A Companion to Greek Rhetoric (2007) : 75-89.

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "The Protreptic Rhetoric of the Republic." The Cambridge Companion to Plato’s Republic (2007) : 1-26.

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "“The Rhetoric of Law in Fourth-Century Athens,”." The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) : 191-208.

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "¿Introduction: Why Written Texts?¿."  (2003) : 1-14.

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "¿Writing for Reading: Thucydides, Plato, and the Emergence of the Critical Reader.¿."  (2003) : 189-212.

     
     

    Yunis, H. "Writing for Reading: Thucydides, Plato, and the Emergence of the Critical Reader." Written Texts and the Rise of Literate Culture in Ancient Greece (2003) : 189-212.In Press

     
     Book reviews
     

    Classical World 106 (2013), 528-29

     
     

    Yunis, Harvey "Robin Osborne, ed., Debating the Athenian Cultural Revolution: Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Politics 430–380 BC, in Journal of Hellenic Studies 129 (2009), 185-86.." 

     
     

    "Barry B. Powell, Writing and the Origins of Greek Literature." Classical Outlook, 81 (2004) : 94-95.

     
     

    Yunis, H. "How to Judge an Ancient Civilization." The Greek Achievement, Wall Street Journal (8/31/1999)

     
     Conference papers
     

    Yunis, H. "Written Text and Transformations of Thought and Expression in Classical Greece."  (2000, 2001)

     
     Other
     

    "Rhetorica." Rhetorica, 23

     
     

    "Rhetorica, vol. 22 (2004)." 

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "Rhetorica, vol. 21, numbers 1-4."  (2003)

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "How Athenian Orators Defined and Interpreted the Law." Cambridge Companion to Greek Law

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "Logograph." Historisches Worterbuch der Rhetorik, 5 (2001) : 615-620.

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "Reading and Interpreting Homer, Orpheus, Thucydides, and Plato." in Written Text and the Rise of Literate Culture in Classical Greece

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "Politics as Literature: Demosthenes and the Burden of the Athenian Past." Arion, 8 (2000) : 97-118.

     
     

    Harvey Yunis "The Constraints of Democracy and the Rise of the Art of Rhetoric." Democracy, Empire, and the Arts in Fifth-Century Athens, ed. Deborah Boedeker and Kurt Raaflaub (1998) : 223-240, 395-400.

     
     

    Yunis, Harvey "Review of Konrad H. Kinzl, ed., Demokratia: Der Weg zur Demokratie bei den Griechen." Phoenix, 50 (1996) : 347-48.

     
     

    Yunis, Harvey "Review of Mervin R. Dilts and George A. Kennedy, eds., Two Greek Rhetorical Treatises from the Roman Empire: Introduction, Text, and Translation of the Arts of Rhetoric Attributed to Anonymous Seguerianus and to Apsines of Gadara." Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 8 (1198) : 8.8.

     
     

    Yunis, Harvey "Thrasymachus B1: Discord, Not Diplomacy." Classical Philology, 92 (1997) : 58-66.

     
     

    Yunis, Harvey "What Kind of Commentary is the per? Dhmosy?nouw of Didymus?." Akten des 21. Internationalen Papyrologenkongresses: Berlin, 13.-19.8.1995, Archiv fur Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, Beiheft 3 (1997) : 1049-1055.

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris, June 2016

     
     

    International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Tübingen, Germany

     
     Invited Papers
     

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    “Stylistic Analysis and Rhetorical Purpose in Dionysius’ Account of Demosthenes”

    ." (June 2012)

     
     

    Université catholique de Louvain

     
     

    "“Rhetoric and Dialectic in the Phaedrus”." Institute for Philosophical Research, Loutraki, Greece. (2005)

     
     

    "“The Protreptic Rhetoric of Plato’s Republic”." Northwestern University. (2005)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Leiden University, Netherlands, June 2016

     
     

    Archaeological Institute of America, Houston, April 2016

     
     

    Lovett Seminar, University of Leipzig, July 2014

     

     
     

    “New papyri of Demosthenes, On the Crown,” Baylor University

     
     

    "“Argument and Form, Philosophy and Rhetoric in the Phaedrus." Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie, Würzburg, Germany, (Sept. 2010)

     
     

    "“Plato, Phaedrus 261a-266d, 269d-274b” ." Phaedrus Colloquium, Cambridge University, (April 2009)

     
     

    "Eros in Plato?s Phaedrus and the Shape of Greek Rhetoric." Georgetown University. (April 2004)

     
     

    "Eros in Plato?s Phaedrus and the Shape of Greek Rhetoric." University of Texas, Austin. (March 2004)

     
     

    "The Protreptic Rhetoric of Plato?s Republic." Plato's Republic: Problems and Prospects, University of California, Berkeley. (September 2004)

     
     

    "The Protreptic Rhetoric of Plato?s Republic." International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Chamonix, France. (July 2004)

     
     

    "The Protreptic Rhetoric of Plato?s Republic." The Interface of Philosophy and Rhetoric in Classical Athens, University of Crete, Rethymno. (October 2004)

     
     

    "¿Eros in Plato¿s Phaedrus and the Shape of Greek Rhetoric¿." Harvard University, (March 2003)

     
     

    "Eros in Plato?s Phaedrus and the Shape of Greek Rhetoric." Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. (Oct. 30, 2002)

     
     Lectures
     

    "“Dialectic and the Purpose of Rhetoric in Plato’s Phaedrus." McGill University, (July 2009)

     
     

    "How the Law is Represented in Plato’s Apology of Socrates and Isocrates’ Antidosis." International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Strasbourg, France. (July 2007)

     
     

    "“Eros in Plato’s Phaedrus and the Shape of Greek Rhetoric”." University of Southern California. (2005)

     
     

    "¿Transparency and Trust in Ancient Rhetoric and Poetics¿." International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Madrid. (July 2003)

     
     Other
     

    "?Didactic Texts, Literary Depth, and the Reader as Critical Interlocutor: From Orpheus to Plato?." University of Cincinnati,

     
     

    "?Narrative, Rhetoric, and Ethical Instruction in Thucydides?." International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Warsaw.

     
     

    "?Narrative, Rhetoric, and Ethical Instruction in Thucydides?." Conference on Narrative, Rice University.

     
     

    "?Didactic Texts, Literary Depth, and the Reader as Critical Interlocutor: From Orpheus to Plato?." Written Text and the Rise of Literate Culture in the Ancient World, H. Yunis, organizer, Rice University. (April 2000)

     
     

    "?Explaining Demosthenes: From Ancient Commentaries to Modern Editions of Medieval Scholia?." Ancient Scholia, Cambridge University. (June 2000)

     
     

    "Politics as Literature: Demosthenes and the Burden of the Athenian Past." International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Amersterdam. (July 1999)

     
     

    "Politics as Literature: Demosthenes and the Burden of the Athenian Past." Oxford University. (February 1999)

     
     

    "Politics as Literature: Demosthenes and the Burden of the Athenian Past." Cambridge University. (February 1999)

     
     

    "Text and Commentary." Invited respondent, Rice University. (March 1999)

     
     Panelist
     

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    Invited respondent, Colloquium on “Sports Writing and the Writing of Sport”

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    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Polis. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Rhetorica. University of California Press. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Poli. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Papers on Rhetoric. (2014 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Rhetorica. (2014 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Polis. (2014 - 2017)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Polis. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Papers on Rhetoric. University of Bologna. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Rhetorica. University of California Press. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Rhetorica. (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Polis: the journal for ancient Greek political thought. Imprint academic. (2012 - 2012)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Papers on Rhetoric. University of Bologna. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Papers on Rhetoric. University of Bologna. (2010 - 2010)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Papers on Rhetoric. University of Bologna. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Rhetorica. University of California Press. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Rhetorica. (2007 - 2007)

     Editor, Rhetorica. University of California Press. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Papers on Rhetoric. (2007 - 2007)

     Editor, Rhetorica. University of California Press. (2002 - 2002)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Brian Prince, PhD Motion in Plato. (2010) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Gregory Mellen, PhD The Silent Orator: Isocrates’ pseudo-deliberative orations. (2018) (Thesis Co-Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Teaching Release Faculty Fellowship, , Humanities Research Center, Rice University (2015)

     Visiting Member, Jesus College, University of Cambridge

     Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

     Mellon Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Seminar, Mellon Foundation, Rice CSC (2005)

     Committee on Publications, American Philological Association,

     Chair, Editorial Board for Monographs, American Philological Association,

     Evaluator, National Endowment for the Humanities, NEH (2001)

     Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, conference grant, 2001 ($12,000),

     National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship, 1999-2000,

     Committee on Publications, American Philological Association

     Chair, Editorial Board for Monographs, American Philological Association

    Positions Held
     Chair, Rhetorica Prize Committee, International Society for the History of Rhetoric. (2012 - 2013)

     Member, Managing Committee, , American School of Classical Studies in Athens. (2015 - 2017)

     Director, History of Philosophy Workshop, Humanities Research Center, Rice. (2011 - 2013)

     member, Managing Committee, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. (2012 - 2016)