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filmmaker , writer , classics educator

Herbert Alan Golder, classics educator, writer, filmmaker. Recipient Phoenix Significant Editorial Achievement award, Council Editors of Learned Journals, 1992, Inaugural Scholarly Outreach award, American Philological Association, 2004.


Golder, Herbert Alan was born on October 29, 1952.


Bachelor, Boston University, 1975. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1977. Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1979.

Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1984. Postgraduate, Oxford University, 1982.


Teaching fellow, instructor in classics Yale University, New Haven, 1977-1980. Assistant professor of classics Syracuse (New York ) University, 1982-1985, Emory University, Atlanta, 1985-1987, Boston University, 1988-1993, associate professor classics, 1993—2004, professor classics, since 2004. Visiting assistant professor classics Emory University, Atlanta, 1984-1985.


  • Other Work

    • Archival researcher The White Diamond, 2004 (Best Non-Fiction Film award New York Film Critics Circle, 2005), The Wild Blue Yonder, 2005 (International Critics prize The International Federation Film Critics, 2005), Rescue Dawn, 2007, In the Shadow of the Moon, 2007. Assistant director: (documentary) Little Dieter Needs to Fly, 1997 (Emmy nomination 1999, Distinguished Achievement award International Documentary Association 1998, Special Jury prize Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 1997), Wings of Hope, 1999, My Best Fiend, 1999, The Lord and the Laden, 2000, In the Shadow of the Moon, 2007 (World Cinema Audience award, Sundance Film Festival, 2007). Assistant director, co-writer, actor: (film) Invincible, 2002.

      Co-writer, associate producer: (film) My Son My Son What Have Ye Done (nominee Golden Lion award, Venice Film Festival). General editor: (with William Arrowsmith) The Greek Tragedy in New Translations, 1985-1996, editor-in-chief: Arion, A Journal Humanities and the Classics, since 1990 (CELJ Phoenix award for significant editorial achievement 1992, American Psychological Association Inaugural Scholarly Outreach award 2004). Author: Sophocles' Aias, 1999, Euripides' Bacchae, 2001.