Roger Woodard received his PhD from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is the Andrew van Vranken Raymond Professor of the Classics at the University of Buffalo (State University of New York), where he arrived in 1999, chairing the Department of Classics from 2014 to 2017. Before being named to the Raymond Chair he was Professor of Classics and Linguistics at the University of Southern California and earlier held positions at Johns Hopkins University and Swarthmore College. He has held visiting appointments at Oxford University, Max Planck Institutes in Berlin and Leipzig, among other European institutions, and is a member of the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome. He has lectured across the US and Europe, as well as in East Asia. More recent published work includes The Textualization of the Greek Alphabet (Cambridge University Press), Myth, Ritual, and the Warrior in Roman and Indo-European Antiquity (CUP), The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology (CUP), Indo-European Sacred Space (University of Illinois Press). Current projects include The Cambridge History of Mythology and Mythography (CUP), of which he is the editor and to which he is contributing a chapter on Georges Dumézil.