Stephen Hughes

Stephen Hughes

PhD Candidate in Classical Philology

Research Interests: Greek literature; historiography; historical linguistics; comparative studies of Greek and Sanskrit

B.A. and M.A. in Classics, Yale, 2013

I grew up in Melbourne, Australia, where I had the rare good fortune of a classical education from the age of eleven. Having relocated to the United States in 2009, I received my undergraduate and master’s degrees (both in classics) from Yale in 2013. At present, I am a second-year doctoral student on the classical philology track. 

My academic interests lie mainly within Greek literature, but extend to poetry and prose works of all genres and periods. I am especially drawn to the social, cultural and political applications of literature in antiquity, to connections between literature and the ancient economy, and to the development of ancient law. Other areas of interest include historiography, historical linguistics, and comparative studies of Greek and Sanskrit. 

As ever, I am delighted to hear from others working in the field, and to discuss any areas of common interest.