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
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
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
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