Classics Faculty

Jan Ziolkowski

Jan Ziolkowski

Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin
Director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Research Interests: Medieval Latin literature, especially narrative; education (grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic), poetics, and literary criticism and theory in the Middle Ages; folktales and popular culture in medieval Latin sources; Latin-vernacular relations  Read more about Jan Ziolkowski

Boylston 216
p: 617.496.6062
Office Hours: Tuesday by appointment (contact Marlee Clayton at
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.
Paul Kosmin

Paul Kosmin

John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities
On leave 2017–18 (Joy Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study)

Research Interests: Greek history; Greek historiography, especially Herodotus; ancient kingship and imperialism (Near Eastern, Graeco-Macedonian,

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Boylston 215
p: 617.495.1926