'Oh My Gods': Simon and Schuster to publish classics professor Philip Freeman's book on Greek and Roman myths

Sept. 28, 2011

Philip Freeman, Luther College Orlando W. Qualley Chair of Classical Languages, will release his latest book, "Oh My Gods" in January 2012.

The book, a modern retelling of Greek and Roman myths, was chosen as a main selection by the History Book Club and as an alternate by the Book of the Month, Military, Quality Paperback Books and Science Fiction book clubs.

"Oh My Gods" will be released by Simon and Schuster on Jan. 3, 2012.

Freeman has also been selected as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Princeton for January 2012.

The IAS is one of the world's leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry, supporting fundamental research in the sciences and humanities.

During his time at IAS, Freeman will conduct research on women in early Irish Christianity.

An internationally recognized specialist in Greek, Roman, and medieval culture and Celtic studies, Freeman is the author of several books, including "Alexander the Great," "St. Patrick of Ireland" and "Julius Caesar."

Freeman holds the master of arts degree in classics from the University of Texas, the master of arts degree in language and literatures and the first joint doctoral degree in classical philology and Celtic languages from Harvard University.

He served as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity School, the American Academy in Rome and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.

He is a frequent speaker and presenter and has given talks on the ancient world at the Smithsonian Institution and interviews on National Public Radio, Minnesota Public Television and public radio stations across the country.

Philip Freeman, associate professor of classics