Her interests include Greek archaic poetry -- especially Homer and the Homeric Hymns -- Greek religion and myth, and the modern reception of ancient poetry.
Current projects include In Search of Penelope: Memory and Female Power in Homer’s Odyssey, a monograph on the reception of the figure of Penelope in the 20th and 21st century, and an essay on the childhood of Heracles for The Oxford Handbook to Heracles, edited by Daniel Ogden.
Every summer since 2012, Pache brings two Classical Studies majors to participate in the Homer Multitext Project at the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, in Washington,DC, where we work on an electronic edition of the Venetus A manuscript of Homer’s Iliad: http://www.homermultitext.org
Ph.D., Harvard University
B.A., Hunter College
Cambridge Guide to Homer, Cambridge University Press, 2019.
’A Word from Another World’: Mourning and Similes in Homeric Epic and Alice Oswald's Memorial,” Classical Receptions Journal 10 (2018): 170-90.
“Mourning Lions and Penelope’s Revenge, ” Arethusa 49 (2016): 1-24.
“’Go Back to Your Loom Dad’: Nostos in the 21st Century,” Odyssean Identities in Modern Cultures: The Journey Home, edited by Hunter Gardner and Sheila Murnaghan. Ohio State University Press (2014): 44-63.
“Theban Walls in Homeric Epic,” in Theban Resonances in Homeric Epic, ed. by C. Tsagalis, TC 6, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin-New York (2014): 278-296.
"Woman Trouble: True Love and Homecoming in Pedro Almodovar's Volver," in Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World, ed. by Monica Cyrino. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013: 55–67.
"'Dream Maker and Heart Breaker'—Engendering Epic in Kings and Queen," in A Virtual Birthday Gift Presented to Gregory Nagy on Turning Seventy by his Students, Colleagues, and Friends, Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies (2012) http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/article/display/4606
"A Moment's Ornament," The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece. Oxford University Press (2011).
"'So Say We All'—Reimagining Empire and the Aeneid." Classical Outlook 87 (2010): 132–136.
"The Death of the Hero," Essay in Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece, ed. by Sabine Albersmeier. Baltimore, Md: Walters Art Museum (2009): 88–107.
Greek History and Culture
Modern Reception of Classical Literature
Honors & Awards
2018, Mellon Initiative Humanities Lab for Early Books and Manuscripts Lab