Visiting Assistant Professor. His research mainly focuses on Latin literature of the early Empire, with especial interest in the narrative structures of Latin epic, and the intersection of gender and genre in Latin poetry. He is currently working on a book project tentatively entited ‘Si Tantus Amor Belli Tibi, Roma, Nefandi’: Love and Strife in Lucan’s ‘Bellum Civile’.


Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics. His research focuses in particular on Roman sexuality, education, and rhetoric. He is the author of 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. He is currently co-authoring a commentary on Cicero's De Haruspicum Responsis with Andrew Riggsby (University of Texas at Austin).


Professor of Classics. He is the author of Xenophon and the History of His Times (Routledge, 1995), articles on Greek Classical and Hellenistic historiography, and the Loeb edition of Xenophon's Anabasis. His latest publication is Clio's Other Sons: Berossus and Manetho (Michigan, 2015), a monograph on non-Greek historiography written in the Greek language in early Ptolemaic Egypt and Seleucid Babylon.


Professor of Classics. 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. He is the author of Expressions of Agency in Ancient Greek (Cambridge, 2005) and Expressions of Time in Ancient Greek (Cambridge, 2014). His current project is a linguistic history of Greek prose style.


Associate Professor of Classics and Director of Undergraduate Programs. His research centers on late and medieval Latin, as well as on Latin palaeography and manuscript studies. His publications include a translation of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations (Modern Library, 2002) and numerous articles on various aspects of Greek and Latin literature. He is currently finishing a new edition with commentary on the late antique North African mythographer Fulgentius. 


Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics. His work concentrates in Latin poetry, particularly its religious background and affinities with Hellenistic poetics. He is the author of Apollo, Augustus, and the Poets (Cambridge, 2009), which was awarded the 2010 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit by the American Philological Association, Ovid's Elegiac Festivals (Peter Lang, 1991) and numerous articles on various Latin authors. He has also co-edited four collaborative collections on Greek and Roman literature and culture, most recently A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). Currently he is working on Ovid's Fasti and its reception.  

Daniel Moore

Visiting Assistant Professor. 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 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.

Sara Myers

Professor of Classics and Department Chair.  She is the author of Ovid's Causes: Cosmogony and Aetiology in the Metamorphoses (Michigan, 1994) a commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses 14 (Cambridge, 2009), 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 Director of Graduate Studies. She is the author of a study of the cult of Artemis in Theocritus and Callimachus, Von den Toren des Hades zu den Hallen des Olymp (Brill, 2007) and co-editor of Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram (Cambridge, 2010), Triplici invectus triumpho - der römische Triumph in augusteischer Zeit (Franz Steiner, 2008), Ancient Greek Literary Epigram (Oxford, forthcoming) and The Materiality of Texts, (Brill, forthcoming). Her current research project with Andrej Petrovic is a large-scale diachronic study of belief in Greek religion, the first volume of which has appeared as Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion. Vol. I: Early Greek Religion (Oxford, 2016). The second volume looks into the concepts of inner purity and pollution in later Greek religion (up to Iamblichus). She is also working on a commentary on Callimachus’ Hymn to Artemis for the Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries series.  

Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion


Andrej Petrovic is a Professor of Classics and editor of the Greece and Rome journal. He is 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, (Oxford 2016, with Ivana Petrovic), co-editor of Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram (Cambridge, 2010, pb 2016), and of The Materiality of Texts (Brill, forthcoming), as well as of numerous articles on Greek epigraphy, religion, magic, cultural and literary history. He is currently working on the second volume of Inner Purity and Pollution, on Hellenistic verse-inscriptions, Greek sacred regulations, and cults and representations of bound divinities.


Visiting Assistant Professor. Her research interests are in how identities are formed and performed in Greek prose, especially Josephus, the use of feminist theories in the analysis of ancient texts, Greek rhetoric and historiography, and the reception of Greek and Roman antiquity in American race formations. She is also committed to anti-oppressive pedagogy. She is currently working on a book project entitled Josephus at the Intersection: The Construction of Identity in Josephus' Against Apion and Beyond.

Emeritus Faculty

Jenny Strauss Clay, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita
Marvin Colker, Professor Emeritus
Edward Courtney, Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor Emeritus
Jane Webb Crawford, Professor Emerita
Bernard Frischer, Professor Emeritus
David Kovacs, Hugh H. Obear Professor Emeritus
Jon Mikalson, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus
Mark Morford, Professor Emeritus
A. J. Woodman, Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor Emeritus