Classics Faculty

Kathleen M. Coleman

Kathleen M. Coleman

James Loeb Professor of the Classics

On leave 2013-14. 
Research interests: Latin literature, especially Flavian poetry, history and culture of the early Empire, arena spectacles, Roman punishment.

617.495.2024
Emma Dench

Emma Dench

Professor of the Classics and of History, Harvard College Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Research interests: Roman Republican and early Imperial history; questions of identity in the ancient world; Roman imperialism; ancient Italy; the making of the Roman past.

617.496.1956
Paul Kosmin

Paul Kosmin

Assistant Professor of the Classics

Research interests: Greek history; Greek historiography, especially Herodotus; ancient kingship and imperialism (Near Eastern, Graeco-Macedonian, and Roman); ancient ethnography and geography; Greek-Near Eastern interactions; epigraphy; Second Temple Judaism.

617.495.1926
Ivy Livingston

Ivy Livingston

Preceptor in Ancient Greek and Classical Latin, Publications Coordinator
Research interests: Language pedagogy, especially the use of technology in both classroom and independent learning.
617.496.0618
Gregory Nagy

Gregory Nagy

Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies

Research interests: Archaic and Classical Greek poetry and prose; rhetoric, linguistics, metrics, traditions.

617.495.1941
Vassiliki Rapti

Vassiliki Rapti

Preceptor in Modern Greek

Research interests: Modern Greek literature; avant-garde theatre and performance, especially surrealist drama and the poetics of play and games; Modern Greek language pedagogy with a focus on teaching with technology.

617.384.7794
Jeremy Rau

Jeremy Rau

Professor of Linguistics and of the Classics

Research interests: Greek and Latin historical linguistics; Homeric language; Indo-European languages and linguistics; Indo-Iranian linguistics.

617.496.2318
Panagiotis Roilos

Panagiotis Roilos

George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and of Comparative Literature

Research interests: Byzantine (12th-15th c.) and modern Greek literature and culture, oral poetics, critical theory, medieval Greek literary theory, comparative poetics.

617.495.7783
Richard F. Thomas

Richard F. Thomas

Professor of Greek and Latin, Harvard College Professor

Research interests: Latin literature, especially Republican and Augustan poetry, Republican prose, Greek new comedy, and Hellenistic Greek poetry; intertextuality

617.496.6061
Jan Ziolkowski

Jan Ziolkowski

Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin, Director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Research interests: Medieval Latin literature, especially narrative; education (grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic), poetics, and literary criticism and theory in the Middle Ages; folktales and popular culture in medieval Latin sources; Latin-vernacular relations.

617.496.6062