Boris (Rodin) Maslov

Associate Professor
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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

Boris Maslov’s principal research interests are in Ancient Greek literature, literary theory, historical semantics, and comparative metrics. His current projects include a book on myth and plot (mostly) in Attic tragedy, articles on aesthetic republicanism, and a comparative statistical analysis of prosodic features of Ancient Greek verse and prose.

Courses taught at the UiO

  • Cicero                 

  • Greek epic                                                                              

  • Paleography and textual criticism (MA-level course)            

  • Latin lyric poetry                                                                    

  • Archaic Greek Lyric (MA-level class)                                     

  • Ancient Literature in Translation (lecture course)

  • Greek Historians                                                                      

  • Hellenistic Poetry (MA-level class)                                         

  • Greek Drama                                                                             

  • Philology as a Way of Life (with R. Rubini)                             

  • Advanced Greek Prose Composition                                         


  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • B.A. Classical Languages, University of California, Berkeley (2003)
  • B.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley (2003) 
  • Boris Maslov is one of the founding members of the Historical Poetics Working Group. More information available on the HPWG website:
  • Since 2016, Professor Maslov has been a Senior Research Fellow in a project on “Reconstructive Poetics” at the Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg.


Tags: Classics, Literature, Poetry, Greek, Latin
Published Feb. 2, 2018 9:59 AM - Last modified Sep. 11, 2020 9:20 PM