Faculty Research Areas

Poetry

  • Gibbons
  • Hopman
  • Platte
  • Schafer
  • West

Art, Archeology, Material Cultures

  • Byros
  • Gunter
  • Tataranni
  • Terpstra
  • Wallace

Drama

  • Gibbons
  • Hopman
  • Monoson
  • Wallace
  • West

Materiality of Texts, Epigraphy, Papyrology

  • Byros
  • Schafer
  • Terpstra

Poetics, literary theory

  • Gibbons
  • Hopman
  • Monoson
  • West

Other Antiquities

  • Byros (provincial Dacia)
  • Cole (Mesopotamia)
  • Gunter (Near East, Persia)
  • Platte (Persia, India)
  • Tataranni (Samnite Italy)
  • Terpstra (Levant)

Receptions, classical traditions

  • Gibbons
  • Kraut
  • Hopman
  • Monoson
  • Tataranni
  • West

Philosophy

  • Kraut
  • Monoson
  • Schafer
  • Wallace
  • Wynne

Linguistics

  • Platte

Religion

  • Byros
  • Wynne

History

  • Byros
  • Tataranni
  • Terpstra
  • Wallace

Politics

  • Kraut
  • Monoson

Particular Interests and Expertise

Graziela Byros: Religions of the Roman Empire; Roman provincial identities; the art, archaeology and epigraphy of Roman Dacia

Reginald Gibbons: Greek poetry (including drama); ancient poetics; translation theory and practice

Ann C. Gunter: Art and archaeology of the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean; artistic and cultural interaction between Greece and Near East; modern reception of ancient art

Richard Kraut: The moral and political philosophies of Plato and Aristotle; contemporary ethics and politics using tools provided by these ancient authors

Marianne Hopman: Archaic and classical Greek poetry; Greek myths and their Roman reception; literary theory (metaphors, narrative, intertextuality); Classical reception methodology

Sara Monoson: Greek political thought; Greek democracy; reception of Greek political thought in American public discourse; Classical Receptions methodology

John Schafer:  Late Republican and Augustan poetry, especially Vergil; Latin philosophical texts, especially Seneca; Hellenistic philosophy, especially Stoic ethics; Latin lexicography

Francesca Tataranni: Roman history, Latin language and literature, receptions of Roman culture in modern America

Taco Terpstra: Roman socioeconomic history, Roman archaeology and material culture, comparative history, papyrology

Robert Wallace: Archaic and classical Greek history and literature; ancient Greek law; ancient Greek music theory; Greek and Roman numismatics

William N. West: Early modern and pre-modern performance; dramatic, lyric, and encyclopedic traditions; Renaissance humanism

John Wynne: Ancient (especially Hellenistic) philosophy; Cicero; theology and religion in classical antiquity; Augustine; Aratus