Classics Faculty

Kathleen M. Coleman

Kathleen M. Coleman

Director of Undergraduate Studies
James Loeb Professor of the Classics
Senior Research Curator, Harvard Art Museums

Research Interests: Latin literature, especially Flavian poetry; history and culture of the early Empire; arena spectacles; Roman punishment; Latin …

Boylston G-23
p: 617.495.2024 and 617.495.9301
Office Hours: Tuesday 10–11 and Thursday 11–12. Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/officehoursKMC
Emma Dench

Emma Dench

Director of Graduate Studies
McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics

Research Interests: Roman Republican and early Imperial history; questions of identity in the ancient world; Roman imperialism; …

FAS: Boylston 224
p: FAS: 617.496.1956
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1–2.
David Elmer

David Elmer

Professor of the Classics
(On leave Spring Semester 2017)

Research Interests: the Homeric poems, the Greek and Roman novels, South Slavic oral epic poetry, contemporary literary theory

Boylston 223
p: 617.495.4019
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 

Boylston 228
p: 617.495.1941
Office Hours: By appointment.
Alexander Riehle

Alexander Riehle

Assistant Professor of the Classics

Research Interests: Byzantine literature, especially rhetoric and epistolography; sociology of literature; textual criticism and editorial theory

Boylston 226
p: 617.496.0970
Office Hours: Wednesday 2-4, or by appointment.
Richard J. Tarrant

Richard J. Tarrant

Pope Professor of the Latin Language and Literature
(On leave Spring Semester 2017)

Research Interests: Latin poetry; Greek and Roman drama; transmission and editing of Latin texts

Boylston 227
p: 617.496.3611
Naomi A. Weiss

Naomi A. Weiss

Assistant Professor of the Classics
(On leave Fall Semester 2016)

Research Interests: Greek tragedy, comedy, satyr play, dithyramb; ancient Greek music and dance; archaic lyric

Boylston 214
p: 617.495.9623