The research of the faculty is as diverse as the field of Classical Studies itself, and ranges from archaeological excavation to the study of ancient texts on papyrus and stone; from textual analysis and criticism of ancient literature to the study of ancient and medieval scripts and books; from Roman monuments to Greek pottery, ancient political theory to medieval manuscripts.
Peter Burian (PhD, Princeton), Professor of Classical and Comparative Literatures, and Theater Studies
Classical drama, especially fifth-century Athenian tragedy and comedy in their sociopolitical and historical contexts; Theory and practice of literary translation; Reception of Greco-Roman ideas and forms in later cultures
Maurizio Forte (PhD, University of Rome "La Sapienza"), Professor of Classical and Visual Studies
Etruscan, Pre-Roman and Roman Archaeology, Virtual and Cyber-Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, Memetics, Neuro-Archaeology. Study of the early urban societies in the Mediterranean basin; archaeology and cultural transmission.
Joshua D. Sosin (PhD, Duke), Associate Professor of Classical Studies and History
Greek epigraphy and papyrology, religion, economics, law, numismatics, Latin and Greek
joshua DOT sosin AT duke DOT edu