Dr Dougal James Blyth

BA (Otago), PhD (Northwestern), MA

Research | Current

  • Aristotle's metaphysics and cosmology
  • A study of the generic and political relations among philosophy, tragedy and comedy in late 5th to 4th century BC Athens (Socrates, Aristophanes, Euripides and Plato)
  • Origins of philosophy in Rome

Teaching | Current

Semester 1 2018:

ANCHIST 739 Greek Language (Higher)

GREEK 200 Ancient Greek Language Acquisition: Intermediate

GREEK 201 Ancient Greek Literary Texts 2A

GREEK 301 Ancient Greek Literary Texts 3A

GREEK 707B Selected Greek Texts 1

Semester 2 2018:

ANCHIST 749B Themes and Issues in Ancient Culture

CLASSICS 130 Love and Death in Greek and Roman Literature

GREEK 101 Introduction to Ancient Greek Language 2

GREEK 714 Unprepared Translation 1

Postgraduate supervision

Student theses and dissertations completed or now underway on:

1. Greek philosophy

    Plato’s method, metaphysics and political theory

    Aristotle’s metaphysics and political theory

    the Presocratic philosophers

2. Greek drama

    Aristophanes

    Greek tragedy

3. Roman philosophical texts

    Cicero’s philosophical dialogues

4. Roman drama

    Terence

Areas of expertise

  • Ancient Greek language and literature
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Greek and Roman drama

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Dougal Blyth (2017). Aristotle's God in Metaphysics 12.7. Classical Philology, 112 (2), 138-152. 10.1086/691551
  • Blyth, D. (2016). The Role of Aristotle’s Metaphysics 12.9. Méthexis, 28 (1), 76-92. 10.1163/24680974-02801005
  • Dougal Blyth (2016). Aristotle’s Ever-turning World in Physics 8: Analysis and Commentary (1st). Leiden & Boston: Brill. Pages: 434.
  • Blyth, D. (2015). Heavenly Soul in Aristotle. Apeiron: a Journal for Ancient Philosophy, 48 (4), 427-465. 10.1515/apeiron-2013-0037
  • Blyth, D. (2014). Political Technê: Plato and the Poets. Polis: the Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, 31 (2), 313-351. 10.1163/20512996-12340019
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22966
  • Blyth, D. (2013). Review of the book Plato’s Charmides: Positive Elenchus in a “Socratic” Dialogue, by Thomas M. Tuozzo. Classical Review (New series), 63 (1), 60-62. 10.1017/S0009840X12002351
  • Blyth, D. (2012). Socrates and Platonic Models of Love. In M. Johnson, H. Tarrant (Eds.) Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator (pp. 30-44). Bristol: Bristol Classical. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12995
  • Blyth, D. (2012). Suffering and Ancient Therapy: Plato to Cicero. In J. Malpas, N. Lickiss (Eds.) Perspectives on Human Suffering (pp. 131-154). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.