Norman Sandridge

Associate Professor of Classics

-- Howard University
HWL Affiliation: Visiting Faculty Fellow
Year Visiting: 2014 to 2015

Professor Sandridge will be based in Classical Studies, where he will continue his scholarly commentary on cross-cultural interactions between Greece and Persia. In addition, he will work with Professor Joshua Sosin to improve Cyrus’ Paradise, a collaborative online commentary to Xenophon’s Education of Cyrus, a Greek text (c. 365 BCE) about the first king of the Persian Empire, Cyrus the Great (c. 600-529 BCE).  Teaching with this text is challenging as it requires expertise in disciplines not commonly mastered by a single scholar: fourth-century Athenian philosophical prose, political science, Greek historiography, narratology, Achaemenid Persia, and Iranian folklore. The collaborative creation of Cyrus’ Paradise draws in these various domains. To date three institutions—Illinois-Wesleyan, Cornell College, Rhodes College—have successfully used the site as a third-semester Greek textbook. Professor Sandridge is planning for its use at Howard University in the newly configured Ancient Mediterranean Studies department.


Visiting Faculty Fellow


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-- Aug 12 2016
Howard University Classics professor Norman Sandridge drew on the experience of his 2014-15 Visiting Faculty Fellowship to help create a collaborative online syllabus for a course on leadership in... Read More