Duke University | Classical Studies:

Chair

    • Mary T. Boatwright
    • Professor of Ancient History and Department Chair
    • Roman history, especially the social and political history of the empire; topography of Rome; Rome's northern frontiers; Roman women; Latin historiography
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Director of Undergraduate Studies

    • Micaela W. Janan
    • Professor of Classical Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Latin Literature: Latin poetry Gender: gender and identity in antiquity Theory: new approaches to classics; psychoanalytic theory; feminist theory
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Director of Graduate Studies

    • J Clare Woods
    • Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Director of Graduate Studies
    • Late and Medieval Latin Literature; early medieval homiletics, monastic culture; the history of the book; the Classical Tradition in literature, post-classical experiences of Rome and Italy, and the pre-modern in new media.
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Faculty

Primary

    • Carla M. Antonaccio
    • Professor of Archaeology
    • Mediterranean archaeology, especially the late Bronze and Iron Ages; ceramic studies; the archaeology of identity.
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    • Jed W Atkins
    • Assistant Professor
    • Cicero; Greek, Roman, and early Christian political and moral philosophy; history of political thought
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    • Mary T. Boatwright
    • Professor of Ancient History and Department Chair
    • Roman history, especially the social and political history of the empire; topography of Rome; Rome's northern frontiers; Roman women; Latin historiography
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    • Peter Burian
    • Research Professor
    • Greek literature, particularly drama; theory and practice of literary translation; reception of Greco-Roman antiquity in later thought and arts
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    • N. Gregson G. Davis
    • Andrew W. Mellon Research Professor of the Humanities and Classical Studies
    • Greek and Latin Poetry; francophone and anglophone Caribbean Literature; rhetoric; semiotics; pragmatics; reception of Classics in Caribbean literature
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    • Maurizio Forte
    • William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies
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    • José M. González
    • Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
    • Greek poetry (archaic to Hellenistic); ancient rhetoric and literary criticism; performance studies; Greek religion; historical linguistics; Greek dialects; ancient commentaries and scholia.
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    • Micaela W. Janan
    • Professor of Classical Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Latin Literature: Latin poetry Gender: gender and identity in antiquity Theory: new approaches to classics; psychoanalytic theory; feminist theory
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    • Alicia Jiménez
    • Assistant Professor
    • Alicia's research engages with archaeological theory and Roman visual and material culture, specifically in the western and central Mediterranean in the period 218 BCE-200 CE. In particular, she focuses on the study of Roman expansion in the western Mediterranean, Roman colonialism, cultural change and monetization in Hispania, with a special emphasis in funerary, urban and military ...
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    • Joshua D. Sosin
    • Associate Professor of Classical Studies and History
    • Digital humanities. History from documents; epigraphy, papyrology, numismatics, palaeography. Athenian law. Economic history; economics of Greek and Roman religion; money, land, and the state; banking; civic finance. Latin poetry, especially satire; literary allusion; ancient scholia and commentaries.
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    • J Clare Woods
    • Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Director of Graduate Studies
    • Late and Medieval Latin Literature; early medieval homiletics, monastic culture; the history of the book; the Classical Tradition in literature, post-classical experiences of Rome and Italy, and the pre-modern in new media.
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Secondary

    • Sheila Dillon
    • Professor of Art History and Classical Studies
    • Sheila Dillon received a Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her fields of research and teaching are Greek and Roman art. Her most recent book is entitled The Female Portrait Statue in the Greek World (Cambridge University Press 2010), a project for which she received an NEH faculty fellowship in 2005 and ...
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    • Michael T Ferejohn
    • Professor of Philosophy and Classical Studies and Professor of Classical Studies
    • Ancient Philosophy (Plato and Aristotle), Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophical Logic
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Visiting Faculty

Emeriti

    • Kent J. Rigsby
    • Professor of Epigraphy and Ancient History, Emeritus
    • Hellenistic world, Roman Empire; religion, historical geography; epigraphy, numismatics
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    • Dennis K. Stanley
    • Professor of Classical Studies, Emeritus
    • Homer, Hellenistic poetry, Greek lyric, Ancient novel, Greek vase painting, Critical theory
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Scholars Associated with Classical Studies

Staff

Graduate Students

  • Rome
  • Trench tour at Azoria, 2013
  • barbara blachut dig in azoria crete in 2013
  • Paestum 1
  • site
  • TaraLynnMcKenna_Theater at Segesta
  • papyrus
  • Hadrian's Villa 1
  • Morgantina 2
  • TaraLynnMcKenna_Augustus Swoon
  • Jake 1
  • pottery
  • Jake 2
  • Pompeii 2
  • Agrigento 3
  • dig in azoria crete in 2013
  • Acropolis
  • Hadrian's Villa 2
  • Morgantina 1
  • Pompeii 1
  • Pantheon 2
  • TaraLynnMcKenna_Canopus Hadrian's Villa
  • elizabethrudisill knossos
  • Agrigento 2
  • p70609351
  • Roman Forum 1
  • Paestum 2
  • Kathy Chu, Propylaea