William Johnson

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. "Review of R. Cribiore, Writing, Teachers, and Students in Graeco-Roman Egypt." Classical Philology 93 (1998): 276-279. (Review)

Johnson, WA. "Dramatic Frame and Philosophic Idea in Plato." The American Journal of Philology 119 (1998): 577-598. (Academic Article)

Johnson, WA. "Computer Assisted Instruction in the Learning of Greek and Latin, with J. Conant et al." Bryn Mawr Classical Review 95.02.11 (June 1995). (Review)

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)