William Johnson

Professor of Classical Studies

External address: 
236 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103
(919) 684-2082
Office Hours: 

Fall 2017 Mon & Wed 11:15

William A. Johnson works broadly in the cultural history of Greece and Rome, with particular interest in ancient books, readers, and reading, and with a general interest in how literary pursuits intersect with cultural context in antiquity.

Education & Training:

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1992

Johnson, WA. "Oral Performance and the Composition of Herodotus' Histories." Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 35 (1994): 229-254. (Academic Article)

Babcock, RG, and Johnson, WA. "The Appian Papyrus from Dura-Europus (P.Dura 2)." Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 31 (1994): 85-88. (Academic Article)

Johnson, WA. "Macrocollum." Classical Philology 89 (1994): 62-64. (Academic Article)

Johnson, WA. "The Function of the Paragraphus in Greek Literary Prose Texts." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 100 (1994): 65-68. (Academic Article)

Johnson, WA. "Towards an Electronic Greek Historical Lexicon." Emerita 62 (1994): 253-261. (Academic Article)

Johnson, WA. "Pliny the Elder and Standardized Roll Heights in the Manufacture of Papyrus." Classical Philology 88 (1993): 46-50. (Academic Article)

Johnson, WA. "Column Layout in Oxyrhynchus Literary Papyri: Maas's Law, Ruling and Alignment Dots." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 96 (1993): 211-215. (Academic Article)

Johnson, WA. "Multiple Copies of Literary Papyri, Fiber Patterns, and P.Oxy. XLVIII 3376 fr. 44." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 93 (1992): 153-154. (Academic Article)