Professor Race’s teaching and research interests include Greek and Latin poetry, rhetoric, and the Classical tradition. His books on these subjects include The Classical Priamel from Homer to Boethius (1982), Pindar (1986), Classical Genres and English Poetry (1988), Style and Rhetoric in Pindar’s Odes (1990), Pindar: Olympian Odes, Pythian Odes (1997) Pindar: Nemean Odes, Isthmian Odes, Fragments (1997), and Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica (2008).
Recent articles include “Rhetoric and Lyric Poetry” in I. Worthington, ed., A Companion to Greek Rhetoric (2007); “Horace’s Debt to Pindar” in G. Davis, ed. A Companion to Horace (2010), 147-173; “Achilles’ κῦδος in Iliad 24,” Mnemosyne (2014); and “Phaeacian Therapy in Homer’s Odyssey,” in P. Meineck & J. D. Konstan, edd., Combat Trauma and the Ancient Greeks (2014). To appear is an article on translations of Apollonius Rhodius in The Cambridge Companion to Apollonius Rhodius and “The Art and Rhetoric of Lucian’s Hippias” in Mnemosyne. He is currently preparing an edition and translation of Menander Rhetor for the Loeb Classical Library.