Deborah H. Roberts
Chairperson — Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics
Office: Hall Building 206
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; the epic tradition; the classical tradition in western literature; ancient literary theory and the history of literary theory; translation studies; children's literature.
Recent Publication: "Translation and the 'Surreptitious Classic': Obscenity and Translatability" in A. Lianeri and V. Zajko, Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture, Oxford 2008.; A translation of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound
Current Projects: A collaborative book, Classics and Childhood in the Twentieth Century (with Sheila Murnaghan, University of Pennsylvania)
Office: Hall Building 001A
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);
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)
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; epic; epigrams; Classical Tradition; performance and instructional technology.
Recent Publications: “Bad Scorpion: Obscenity and Readership in Martial, Book 3" (forthcoming, Classical World); "Gout, Beasts, and Other Metaphorical Punishments in AP 11.226–31" (forthcoming, Mnemosyne)
Current Projects: Membra Commissa: The Poetics of Claudian’s Carmina Minora (a book on the political and playful short poems of "the last pagan poet of Rome"); Commentary on Cornelius Nepos' Life of Hannibal (forthcoming Summer 2013, Dickinson College Commentaries); “The Promiscuous Tongue: Oral Immoderation and Intellectual Mockery in the Epigrams of Claudian and Ausonius”; “Drunken Poets and Fallen Philosophers: Gout as a Metaphoric Disease in Antiquity”
C. Sydnor Roy
Visiting Assistant Professor
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
Projects and Publications: Political Relativism: Implicit Political Theory in Herodotus' Histories; The Constitutional Debate: Herodotus' Exploration of Good Government (Histos 6, 2012).
Visiting Assistant Professor
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
Professor of Classics Emeritus
Interests: Greek and Roman history, Virgil’s Aeneid, the life of Wilhelm Furtwängler, fictions of the Holocaust.
- Eros and Death in the Aeneid, Rome 1983
- Collaboration with the Persians, Wiesbaden 1979
- Furtwängler and America, New York 1970
Professor of Classics and John and Audrey Dusseau Professor in the Humanities Emeritus
Interests: the Homeric epics, oral traditions, folklore, folktale, Sicilian oral traditions.
- "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
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.
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.
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.
Pamela Webb, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
Interests: Greek and Hellenistic art, architecture and archaeology.
Travis Zadeh, Department of Religion, Haverford College
Interests: Islamic Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature.