William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics and the author of The Wrath of Athena: Gods and Men in the Odyssey, The Politics of Olympus: Form and Meaning in the Major Homeric Hymns, Hesiod's Cosmos, and, most recently, Homer's Trojan Theater, which attempts to envision the Iliad's battlefield and its meaning for Homeric poetics (http://www.homerstrojantheater.org/). She spent the spring semester of 2016 in Tel Aviv as a Sackler Fellow. She is currently preparing a commentary on Hesiod's Theogony and recently contributed to the Entretiens Fondation Hardt on Ancient Cosmogony, while continuing her work on “Mapping the Catalogue of Ships” in collaboration with Ben Jasnow, Courtney Evans, and Gwen Nally. She has also published numerous articles on Greek and Roman poets.
Professor of Classics and Director of Undergraduate Programs and author of two books on Cicero, M. Tullius Cicero: The Lost and Unpublished Speeches, and M. Tullius Cicero: The Fragmentary Speeches, as well as articles on Cicero, Clodius, Boudicca and St. Radegunde of France. She has recently published a new commentary on Cicero's Pro Caelio (with Elizabeth Keitel, 2010). She is Co-Chair for higher education of the AP Latin Test Development Committee, and also served on the Curriculum Review Committee; which produced the new Caesar-Vergil AP Latin syllabus and exam, along with teacher development materials. Her current research interests include the Ciceronian scholiasts, Cicero's Letters, the works of Caesar, and Roman satirists.
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.
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics and the author of The Sacred and Civil Calendar of the Athenian Year, Athenian Popular Religion, Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy, Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars, Ancient Greek Religion, Greek Popular Religion in Greek Philosophy, and articles on topics of Greek religion and literature. His research interests are Greek religious beliefs as manifested in literature, history, philosophy, and everyday life.
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.
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.
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).
Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics and the author of two volumes of commentary on Velleius Paterculus, of Rhetoric in classical historiography, of Latin historians (with C.S. Kraus), of Tacitus reviewed, of From poetry to history: selected papers, of Lost histories: selected fragments of Roman historical writers, and of award-winning translations of Sallust and Tacitus' Annals. He is author or co-author of commentaries on Tacitus Annals, Books III, IV, V and VI. He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus and co-editor of Quality and pleasure in Latin poetry, Creative imitation and Latin literature, Poetry and politics in the age of Augustus, Past perspectives: studies in Greek and Roman historical writing, Author and audience in Latin literature, Tacitus and the Tacitean tradition, Traditions and Contexts in the Poetry of Horace, Latin Historiography and Poetry in the Early Empire: Generic Interactions, Catullus: Poems, Books, Readers and Word and Context in Latin Poetry (forthcoming). His current projects include a commentary on Annals 4 for the series Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries, a new edition of the Annals for the series Oxford Classical Texts, and The Cambridge Companion to Catullus (co-edited with Ian Du Quesnay).