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

Eliot Professor of Greek Literature
On leave 2020–21

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

Boylston 223
p: 617.495.4019
Paul Kosmin

Paul Kosmin

Philip J. King Professor of Ancient History
On leave spring 2021

Research Interests: Greek history (especially Hellenistic); Greek historiography (especially Herodotus, Polybius, 1 and 2 Maccabees); ancient kingship and...

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Boylston 215
p: 617.495.1926
Office Hours: By appointment
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 4–5, and by appointment.
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
Office Hours: By appointment
Jeremy Rau

Jeremy Rau

Professor of Linguistics and of the Classics
On leave spring 2021

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

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Boylston 313
p: 617.496.2318
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: By appointment.
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