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Deborah H. Roberts

Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics

Office: Hall Building 206
Email: droberts@haverford.edu

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Current Courses: Herodotus & Lyric Poetry (GREK101); Translation and other Transformations: Theory and Practice (CSTS293); Refashioning the Classics: Ancient Literature and Modern Writers (CSTS212); Advanced Greek: Tragedy (GREK202)

Recent Courses: Children's Literature (COMP289); The Language of Love and Hate in the Roman Republic (LATN101)

Interests: Greek tragedy and the tragic genre; Latin poetry; the ancient novel; ancient literary theory and the history of literary theory; classical reception and translation studies; children's literature.

Recent Publication: a translation of Euripides' Andromache in the revised edition of the Chicago series of translations of Greek tragedy, edited by Mark Griffith and Glenn Most (Chicago 2013); a translation of Aeschylus'' Prometheus Bound (Hackett 2012); "Reading Antigone in Translation: Text, Paratext, Intertext," in S.E. Wilmer and A. Zukauskaite, eds. Interrogating Antigone: From Philosophy to Performance (Oxford 2010).

Current Projects: A collaborative book, Classics and Childhood in the Twentieth Century (with Sheila Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania)

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Robert Germany

Assistant Professor

Office: Hall Building 001A
Email: rgermany@haverford.edu

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Current Courses: Elementary Greek (GREK001-002); Culture & Crisis in the Golden Age of Athens (CSTS119); Roman Comedy (LATN102)

Recent Courses: Ancient Novel; Senior Seminar (CSTS398)

Interests: Greek New and Roman Comedy, Hellenistic ethics, the anthropology of time, the ancient novel, early modern reception.

Recent Publications: "The Politics of Roman Comedy" (in The Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy); "Andria" (in The Blackwell Companion to Terence)

Current Projects: Mimetic Contagion: Art and Artifice in Terence’s Eunuchus (a book on works of art that draw people into imitating them); The Unity of Time: Temporal Mimesis in Ancient and Modern Theater (a book on the practice of writing plays to fit into a single day of story-time)

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Bret Mulligan

Chair — Associate Professor

Office: Hall Building 109
Email: bmulliga@haverford.edu

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Current Courses: On Sabbatical 2013–2014

Recent Courses: Elementary Latin (LATN001/002); Classical Mythology (CSTS209); Homer (GREK102); Culture and Crisis in the Golden Age of Athens; Herodotus; Ovid's Love Poetry, Tales of Troy; Latin Epigram (LATN350)

Interests: Latin poetry, esp. of the Empire; Late antique literature and culture; epistolary literature; epigrams; language pedagogy.

Recent Publications: Life of Hannibal by Cornelius Nepos: Introduction, Text, and Commentary (Dickinson College Commentaries 2013); “Bad Scorpion: Cacemphaton and Poetics in Martial's Ligurinus-Cycle" (Classical World); "Gout, Beasts, and Other Metaphorical Punishments in AP 11.226–31" (forthcoming, Mnemosyne); "Ethopoeia and "Reacting to the Past" in the Latin Classroom (and Beyond) (forthcoming, Classical Journal)

Current Projects: The Poetics of Claudian’s Carmina Minora (a book on the political and playful short poems of "the last pagan poet of Rome"); “Drunken Poets and Fallen Philosophers: Gout as a Metaphoric Disease in Antiquity”; "Claudian Reads Statius" for the Blackwell-Wiley Companion to Flavian Epic; "After Cato Left the Theater: Performative Masculinity in Catullus 56."

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C. Sydnor Roy

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Hall 009A
Email: sroy1@haverford.edu

Current Courses: Ovid (LATN202); Race & Ethnicity in the Ancient World

Interests: Greek Historiography, the Philosophy of History, Early Political Theory, the Ancient Novel, and Augustan Poetry

Recent Publications: The Constitutional Debate: Herodotus' Exploration of Good Government (Histos 6: 2012); Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World: An Anthology of Primary Sources in Translation (Hackett 2013); "Homeric Concerns: A Metapoetic Reading of Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 2.1–19" (Classical Quarterly, December 2013)

 

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William Tortorelli

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Hall 009A
Email: wtortorell@haverford.edu

Current Courses: Elementary Latin (LATN001/002); Language of Love & Hate in the Roman Republic: Catullus & Cicero (LATN101)

Interests: Greek and Roman lyric poetry, Mediterranean and Near Eastern Wisdom Literature, the ancient scholiastic tradition, textual criticism, and methods in the Digital Humanities

Emeritus Faculty

Dan Gillis

Professor of Classics Emeritus

Interests: Greek and Roman history, Virgil’s Aeneid, the life of Wilhelm Furtwängler, fictions of the Holocaust.

Major publications:

  • Eros and Death in the Aeneid, Rome 1983
  • Collaboration with the Persians, Wiesbaden 1979
  • Furtwängler and America, New York 1970

Joseph Russo

Professor of Classics and John and Audrey Dusseau Professor in the Humanities Emeritus

Interests: the Homeric epics, oral traditions, folklore, folktale, Sicilian oral traditions.

Recent publications:

  • "Re-thinking Homeric Psychology: Snell, Dodds, and their Critics," Quaderni Urbinati (in press, 2012)
  • "La grecité des proverbes grecs," in Les Fondements de la Tradition Classique: Hommages à Didier Pralon, Aix en Provence 2009
  • (with Jack Zipes) The Collected Sicilian Folk- and Fairy Tales of Giuseppe Pitrè, 2 vols, New York 2009.
  • "Odysseus' Trial of the Bow as Symbolic Performance," in Antike Literatur in neuer Deutung (Festschrift Latacz), München-Leipzig 2004
  • "Penelope's Gates of Horn and Ivory," in A. Hurst and F. Létoublon, eds., La Mythologie et l'Odyssée, Geneva 2002

Classics Faculty at Bryn Mawr

Annette Baertschi, Department of Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Latin literature; Roman drama; Imperial Epic.

Catherine Conybeare, Department of Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Late antique and medieval Latin literature.

Radcliffe Edmonds, Department of Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Greek culture, religion, magic, and mystery cults; mythology; history of ancient Greece.

Asya Sigelman, Department of Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Greek literature and History; lyric poetry.

Darby Scott, Department of Greek, Latin, & Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Roman history and historiography; archaeology of Roman Italy, particularly the excavations at Cosa and in the Roman Forum.

Related Faculty

The Bi-College community sports many faculty whose primary teaching and research interests are related to Classical antiquity.

Mehmet-Ali Ataç, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and Egypt.

A. A. Donohue, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Greek Sculpture, Greek Archaeology, Historiography of Greek and Roman Art.

Darin Hayton, Department of History, Haverford College
Interests: History of Science

Naomi Koltun-Fromm, Department of Religion, Haverford College
Interests: Jews and Judaism in Late Antiquity, comparative hermeneutics in Rabbinics and Patristics, Hebrew Bible, and Gender in Judaism.

Aryeh Kosman (emeritus), Department of Philosophy, Haverford College
Interests: Ancient and early modern philosophy,

Astrid Lindenlauf, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Greek Archaeology

Peter Magee, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Archaeology of Iran, Arabia and Pakistan.

Anne McGuire, Department of Religion, Haverford College
Interests: History and Literature of Early Christianity; Gnosticism; Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean; Gender and Religion; Feminist Interpretation of Scripture.

Maud McInerney, Department of English, Haverford College
Interests: literatures and languages, especially Middle English, Old French, and Medieval Latin.

Stella Miller-Collett, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Ancient Painting, Greek and Roman Archaeology, Macedonian Archaeology.

Stephen Salkever, Department of Political Science, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Aristotle and Political Science

Pamela Webb, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Greek and Hellenistic art, architecture and archaeology.

Joel Yurdin, Department of Philosophy, Haverford College
Interests: Classical Philosophy

Travis Zadeh, Department of Religion, Haverford College
Interests: Islamic Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature.