Her primary research interests include Latin literature of the late Republic and Empire (especially prose), the ancient novel, gender and sexuality, and Greek and Roman religion. She is the author of an article on talking birds as programmatic symbols in Petronius (for Classical Philology) and a chapter on medieval Italian receptions of the Alexander Romance for Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great. She is currently at work on a monograph on religion in the ancient novel.

Her research focuses broadly on Latin verse of the late Republic and early Empire, with especial thematic interest in poetic landscapes. She is currently working on a book project entitled Umbra: Death and the Grove in Latin Literature.

Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics. His research--focusing in particular on Roman sexuality, education, and rhetoric--has resulted in three books: Controlling Laughter: Political Humor in the Late Roman Republic (Princeton 1996); Nature Embodied: Gesture in Ancient Rome (Princeton 2004); and Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome (Princeton 2015), which received a 2016 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit from the Society for Classical Studies. Fellowships include years at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich (a comprehensive dictionary of the Latin language), the Institute for Research in the Humanities (Madison), All Souls College (Oxford), and the American Academy in Rome, where he has also served as Trustee. During the academic year 2017-2018 he is on sabbatical at All Souls and Corpus Christi Colleges (Oxford) and the Institute for Classical Studies (London), co-authoring a commentary on Cicero's speech De Haruspicum Responsis with Andrew Riggsby (University of Texas at Austin).

Professor of Classics and Director of Graduate Admissions and the author of Xenophon and the History of His Times, articles on Greek Classical and Hellenistic historiography, and the Loeb edition of Xenophon's Anabasis. His latest publication is a monograph on non-Greek historiography written in the Greek language in early Ptolemaic Egypt and Seleucid Babylon, entitled: Clio's Other Sons: Berossus and Manetho, with an afterword on Demetrius the Chronographer.

Professor of Classics and the author of Expressions of Agency in Ancient Greek. His chief area of research is the historical development of the Greek language, and he is particularly interested in the syntax of the Greek verb, particles and prepositions, and the role of bilingualism in shaping Jewish and Christian Greek. His second book, Expressions of Time in Ancient Greek, appeared with the Cambridge University Press in 2014, and his current project is a linguistic history of Greek prose style.

Associate Professor of Classics. His research interests center on late and medieval Latin, as well as on Latin palaeography and manuscript studies. He has published articles and reviews on various aspects of Greek and Latin literature, and a translation of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations. He is currently finishing a project on  the fifth-century African mythographer Fulgentius. 

Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics and Director of Graduate Studies and the author of Apollo, Augustus, and the Poets, which was awarded the 2010 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit by the American Philological Association, Ovid's Elegiac Festivals, and numerous articles on various Latin authors. He was Editor of Classical Journal in 1991-98 and has co-edited four collaborative collections on Greek and Roman literature and culture, most recently A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid (2014). His work concentrates in Latin poetry, particularly its religious background and affinities with Hellenistic poetics. Currently he is working on Ovid's Fasti and its reception.  

His research interests are in Greek and Roman historiography, ancient science and technology, leadership, and political thought. He is the author of two articles appearing this year on learning from experience in the Histories of Polybius (Classical Quarterly) and on the technique of fire-signaling as represented in Greek historians (Histos). His current book project -- Polybius: Experience and the Lessons of History -- explores the competing concepts of personal experience and learning from history as represented in the historical narrative and historiographical principles of Polybius.

Professor of Classics and Department Chair and the author of Ovid's Causes: Cosmogony and Aetiology in the Metamorphoses, a commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses 14, and articles on Ovid, Roman Elegy, Roman gardens, and Statius. Her current research interests include ancient garden literature, gender, and the poetics of commencement.

Hugh H. Obear Professor of Classics and the author of Von den Toren des Hades zu den Hallen des Olymp, Brill 2007. She has co-edited and is in the process of co-editing for CUP (Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram, 2010), Franz Steiner Verlag (Triplici invectus triumpho - der römische Triumph in augusteischer Zeit, 2008), OUP (Ancient Greek Literary Epigram, forthcoming) and Brill (The Materiality of Texts, forthcoming). Her current research project with Andrej Petrovic is a large-scale diachronic study of belief in Greek religion. The first volume of the study explores the Ancient Greek notions of inner purity and pollution (Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion. Vol. I: Early Greek Religion, Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2016). The second volume of the study looks into the concepts of inner purity and pollution in later Greek religion (up to Iamblichus). Another project she has been developing over the past few years is the commentary on Callimachus’ Hymn to Artemis for the Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries series.  

Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion

Professor of Classics and the author of Kommentar zu den Simonideischen Versinschriften (Brill, 2007), the co-author of Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: vol. I, Early Greek Religion, (OUP 2016, with Ivana Petrovic) and of a couple of dozen articles on Greek epigraphy, religion, magic, cultural and literary history. Co-editor of Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram (CUP 2010, paperback 2016), and The Materiality of Texts (Brill, forthcoming). He is currently working on the vol. II of Inner Purity and Pollution, on Hellenistic verse-inscriptions, Greek sacred regulations, and cults and representations of bound divinities. IHGC Mellon Fellow 2016-18. He serves as co-editor of CUP journal Greece and Rome (SJR ranking Q1).


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