Ph.D. Princeton 1964
Please note that Prof. Wigodsky passed away on May 9, 2014.
Wigodsky’s research on the interpretation of the Herculaneum papyri and other Epicurean texts operates at the intersection of philology and the history of philosophy. Methodologically, it continues his earlier interest in the intertextuality of fragmentary texts (early Latin poetry; Epicurus and Philodemus) with complete ones (the Aeneid; Plato and Aristotle). It also grows out of his interest in the reception of Hellenistic and earlier philosophical ideas in Latin poetry (Lucretius, Vergil, Horace). Current projects include articles on Epicurus’ theory of language, his theology, and his classification of pleasures and desires and its ethical consequences.
Controversies,” Cronache Ercolanesi (2009)