Current Faculty

Kathleen M. Coleman

Kathleen M. Coleman

Department Chair
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...

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Boylston 206
p: 617.495.2024 and 617.495.9301
Office Hours: Monday 12:00–1:00, Wednesday 4:30–5:30
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
Professor of the Classics

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 2–4
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: Friday 11:30–12:30
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: Thursdays 2:30–3:30
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: Monday & Wednesday 1–2
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: Tuesday 10:30–12:30 or by appointment
Mark Schiefsky

Mark Schiefsky

C. Lois P. Grove Professor of the Classics
On leave 2018–19

Research Interests: the history of ancient philosophy and science, especially medicine and mechanics

Boylston 227
p: 617.495.9301
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