Tate, Aaron Phillip


2012  University of Wisconsin-Madison. Visiting Lecturer, Classics Department.

2011-2012  Cornell University. Visiting Lecturer, Classics Department.



Ph.D., Cornell University. Classics (Greek and Latin Linguistics Track). 

M.A., University of Missouri. Department of Classics. Advisor: John Miles Foley.

Fulbright Fellow, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore, Zagreb, Croatia . Project Title: Philological Problems in the Oral Epic Manuscript Collection of Luka Marjanović.

B.A., Northwestern University. Major: Philosophy. College of Arts and Sciences.



2012  “Matija Murko, Wilhelm Radloff, and Oral Epic Studies,” Festschrift for John Miles Foley, in special issue of Oral Tradition. 

2012  “Reconstructing the Methods and Music of the BSC,” in BSC: Manual, NO [New Orleans] Press.

2010  “Collecting Serbo-Croatian Oral Epic in 1864: Luka Marjanović’s Earliest Account,” Oral Tradition vol. 26, 1.

2010  “‘There were two foreigners and one of ours:’ Parry and Lord in Kijevo, Croatia, September 24, 1934.” Folklore vol. 121, 3 (2010): 311-320.

2005  “Folktale,” “Fable,” and “Legend.” Entries in the The Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. Routledge Press.

1999  “Oral Poetics and Oral Epic Research in Context.” Journal of the Ethnographic Museum of Craiova. Craiova, Romania, 9 (1999): 127-135.


2011  Griechische Philosophie: Vorlesungsmitschrift aus dem Wintersemester 1897/98 Herausgegeben von Johannes Saltzwedel. By Hermann Diels. Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2011.02.10).

2008  Homer. By Barry Powell. New England Classical Journal, August (2008): 199-201.

2005  Chinese Storytellers. Life and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition. By Vibeke Børdahl and Jette Ross. In Journal of the European Foundation for Chinese Music Research, 16-17 (2005): 240-241.

2002  Textualization of Oral Epics. Ed. Lauri Honko. Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter 2000. Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 128. In ARV: Nordic Yearbook of Folklore, 58 (2002):187-188.

2001  The Siri Epic as Performed by Gopala Naika, Part I and Part II by Lauri Honko in collaboration with Chinnappa Gowda, Anneli Honko, and Viveka Rai, and Textualising the Siri Epic, by Lauri Honko. In ARV: Nordic Yearbook of Folklore, vol. 57: 178-181.

2001  The Epic: Oral and Written, ed. John Miles Foley, Jawaharlal Handoo, and Lauri Honko. In Folklore Fellows Network Newsletter, No. 21:22-27.


2010  Citti, Vittorio. “Aesch. Suppl. 112-50,” in Allusion, Authority, Truth, ed. Phil Mitsis and Christos Tsagalis. De Gruyter. (Trans. from Italian by A.P. Tate and Loredana Comparone).

2008  Why the Dwarf Had to Be Shot. Selected Poems by Sasha Skenderija. Trans. Wayles Browne and Others. Austin, TX: Black Buzzard Press, 2008. (Five poems translated from Bosnian by A.P. Tate).

2006  Selected poems by Sasha Skenderija. In Absinthe: New European Writing. 5 (2006): 9-12.


Presentation topic: Diction and Tradition: Questions of Hermeneutic Scale in Oral Epic Studies