About me

Dr Peter Gainsford

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I am a writer and researcher with a specialisation in Greek antiquity based in Wellington, New Zealand. I haven’t always been based there — I have done stints in Canada and the UK — but it is my hometown.

My research centres on early Greek epic. I find it engrossing to study how stories about the Trojan War developed over time, ranging from the Late Bronze Age to the Byzantine era. I have written articles on many aspects of Greek language, literature, and myth; a book, Early Greek Hexameter Poetry (Cambridge, 2015); datasets for research; and, since late 2015, nearly 150 articles on Kiwi Hellenist, which are much more wide-ranging than my print publications.



Chapters and journal articles


Online articles