Current Faculty

Emma Dench

Emma Dench

McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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

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FAS: Boylston 224
p: FAS: 617.496.1956
Office Hours: By appointment
David Elmer

David Elmer

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Eliot Professor of Greek Literature

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

Boylston 223
p: 617.495.4019
Office Hours: Thursday 1–2:30
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

Boylston 225
p: 617.496.0618
Office Hours: Wednesday 2–4
Gregory Mellen

Gregory Mellen

Lecturer on Greek and Latin Literature

Research interests: Greek oratory; classical Greek prose literature; Greek poetry and drama; Latin prose; Augustan poetry; history of Greek and Latin; theory and practice of translation

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Boylston 218
p: 617.495.5216
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 3:30–4:30
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 

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Boylston 228
p: 617.495.1941
Jeremy Rau

Jeremy Rau

Professor of Linguistics and of the Classics
Director of Graduate Studies

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

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Boylston 314
p: 617.496.2318
Office Hours: Wednesday 1–2
Alexander Riehle

Alexander Riehle

Assistant Professor of the Classics
On leave 2019–20

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

Boylston 226
p: 617.496.0970
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