Urbana, IL 61801
I received my PhD in Philosophy from the Joint Classics-Philosophy Program in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Before arriving at Illinois, I was an assistant professor at Rutgers and a junior fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies (https://chs.harvard.edu/). My appointment at Illinois is split between the Department of the Classics and the Department of Philosophy.
My research to date has focused largely on Hellenistic (i.e., post–Aristotelian) philosophy. In addition to a number of articles and notes, I co-edited (together with Jeffrey Fish of Baylor University) a volume of essays, Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition, for Cambridge University Press.
In addition to continued work in Hellenistic philosophy, I have recently begun to turn my attention to Xenophon’s Socratic writings. I am currently in the process of producing a both a new English translation of these (i.e., Apology, Memorabilia, Oeconomicus, and Symposium) and a philological and philosophical commentary on the Greek text of Xenophon's Apology and the parts of Memorabilia that most directly concern Socrates' trial.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, Classics
Associate Professor, Center for Translation Studies
Sanders, Kirk R. "'Swearing by Hera' Redux: Further speculation on the origin of the oath ὴ τὴν Ἥραν". Mnemosyne. 2015, 68(1). 121-126. https://doi.org/10.1163/1568525X-12301563
Fish, Jeffrey and Kirk R. Sanders, editors Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition Cambridge University Press. 2011. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511921704
Fish, Jeffrey and Kirk R. Sanders "Introduction". Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition. Cambridge University Press. 2011, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511921704.001
Sanders, Kirk R. "Don't blame Socrates (Xen. Mem. 1.2.40-46)". Classical Philology. 2011, 106(4). 349-356. https://doi.org/10.1086/662042
Sanders, Kirk "Philodemus and the fear of premature death". Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition. Cambridge University Press. 2011, 211-234. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511921704.010