Henry studied at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and then at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar before coming to Christ’s as the W.H.D. Rouse Junior Research Fellow in 2016. He returned to Christ’s as a Fellow in 2022.

Henry’s interests revolve around early Greek literature and whatever is relevant to early Greek literature. He takes the latter to include pretty much everything about the ancient world. At Christ’s Henry teaches all Greek literature options except for one; he is still working on finding the Greek novel interesting.




Pindar and the Poetics of Permanence (OUP, 2018).

The Cambridge Companion to Pindar (CUP, forthcoming).

‘Placing Aphrodite: Alcaeus fr. 296b and Horace C. 4.1’: ZPE 189 (2014): 53-63.

‘Alcman 3 PMGF and Horace C. 2.8’: ZPE 192 (2014): 23-8.

‘Zeus and the Maidens: Pindar fr. 94b.31-7’: ZPE 192 (2014): 31-3.

‘Alcaeus 140’: CPhil 110 (2015): 353-60.

‘Simonides 21 IEG2’: ZPE 200 (2016): 33-5.

‘Sappho 44: Trojan Myth and Literary History’: Mnemosyne 70 (2017): 740-57.

‘Borrowing Sappho’s Napkins: Sappho 101, Catullus 12, and Theocritus 28’: HSCP 109 (2017): 237-60.

‘Reading Agamemnon’s Mind in Euripides’ Hecuba’: Omnibus 73 (2017): 15-18.

‘Event and Artefact: The Hymn to Apollo, Archaic Lyric, and Early Greek Literary History’: in Textual Events: Performance and the Lyric in Early Greece ed. F. Budelmann and T. Phillips (2018): 151-71.

‘Heirs and Educators: Pindar in the Epitaph for Bion’: Hermes 146 (2018): 107-9.

‘Alcaeus’, ‘Alcman’, ‘Ibycus’: The Literary Encyclopedia (www.litencyc.com).

‘Pindar and the Epic Cycle’: JHS 138 (2018): 182-201.

‘Schools, Reading and Poetry in the Early Greek World’: CCJ 65 (2019): 150-72.

‘The View from Olympus: The Muses’ Song in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo’: CQ 72 (2020): 1-9.

‘The Odyssey and its Predecessors’: Omnibus 81 (2021): 6-8. 

‘Staging Literary History in Old Comedy’: CPhil 116 (2021): 305-35.

 ‘Of Armpits and the Origins of Comedy: Aristophanes fr. 264 and 265’: GRBS 61 (2021): 249-62.

‘Classicising “Pindar”: Quotation, Canonisation and Early Reception’: Trends in Classics 13 (2021): 363-88.

‘Theognis’ Unoriginal Didactic Failure’: in Phaidimos Hektor. Studi in onore di Willy Cingano per il suo 70mo compleanno ed. E. Prodi and S. Vecchiato (2021): 133-54.

‘Alcaeus’: in The Blackwell Companion to Greek Lyric ed. L. Swift (2022): 275-89.

‘Epic and Lyric’: in The Cambridge Companion to Greek Epic ed. E. Greensmith.

‘“If One Knows What is to Come”: Ethics, Audience, and Eschatology in Pindar’s Olympian 2’: JHS.

‘Xenophanes’ Poetic Travels’: AJP.