Classics 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 2–3:30, and by appointment. Email to request Zoom link.
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
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: By appointment
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
Mark Schiefsky

Mark Schiefsky

C. Lois P. Grove Professor of the Classics

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

Boylston 227
p: 617.495.9301
Office Hours: By appointment
Naomi Weiss

Naomi A. Weiss

Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of the Humanities

Research Interests: Greek tragedy, comedy, satyr play, dithyramb; ancient Greek music and dance; archaic lyric

p: 617.495.9623
Office Hours: By appointment
Jan Ziolkowski

Jan Ziolkowski

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

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

Boylston 216
p: 617.496.6062
Office Hours: By appointment