Classics Faculty

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Kathleen M. Coleman

James Loeb Professor of the Classics
Director of Undergraduate Studies
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
Albert Henrichs

Albert Henrichs

Eliot Professor of Greek Literature
Research interests: Greek literature; Attic drama; Hellenistic poetry; Greek prose style; Greek historians; the Greek novel; Greek mythology and religion; Dionysos ancient and modern; Papyrology; textual criticism; History of classical scholarship; Paganism and Christianity; Manichaeism
617.495.1709
Jared M. Hudson

Jared M. Hudson

Assistant Professor of the Classics

Research interests: Latin literature and Roman culture, Roman transportation, Latin prose, the Roman rhetorical tradition, ancient etymology and grammar

617.495.4061
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
Office Hours Fall 2014: Monday, 2 to 4 p.m., and by appointment.
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
Mark Schiefsky

Mark Schiefsky

Professor of the Classics
Department Chair, fall term
on leave spring 2015
Research interests: the history of ancient philosophy and science, especially medicine and mechanics
617.495.9301
Richard F. Thomas

Richard F. Thomas

Professor of Greek and Latin, Harvard College Professor
on leave fall term
Research interests: Latin literature, especially Republican and Augustan poetry, Republican prose, Greek new comedy, and Hellenistic Greek poetry; intertextuality
617.496.6061