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’.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.