James Romm
Professor of Classics, Bard College

James Romm is a professor of classics at Bard College in New York. His most recent book is Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero (2014).

Written by James Romm

Okeanos, half-man, half-eel, painted on a bowl by Sophilos circa 600 BC. Photo courtesy The British Museum

Essay/
Stories and literature
The depths of Okeanos

To the ancient Greeks, Ocean – at once a monster and a god – was what the Big Bang is to cosmologists today

James Romm