University of California Press
Since 2010, Eric Schmidt has extended the classics program at the University of California Press beyond Greece and Rome. The program now includes cultural networks in and between Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, particularly in the period of Late Antiquity. In 2017, Eric started acquiring titles on the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, with a focus on books that highlight the passage of people, things, and ideas across the boundaries of land and language. In addition to promoting cutting-edge scholarship, Eric acquires pedagogically sophisticated materials for undergraduate teaching, including annotated translations of important texts, readers of primary source materials, and synthetic treatments of major topics. Recent highlights from his list include Richard Payne’s State of Mixture, Aaron Hahn Tapper’s Judaisms, Peter Green’s translation of Homer's Odyssey, and Joel Blecher’s Said the Prophet of God.