Area Editors

 

Editor in Chief

SANDER GOLDBERG

is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Classics at UCLA. He has published extensively on the literature of the Roman Republic, in particular its epic and drama, and has been the recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is a past editor of the Transactions of the American Philological Association and of the APA Textbook Series and served on the advisory board of the APA’s Digital Latin Library project. Current research interests include (with Gesine Manuwald) an edition of Ennius for the Loeb Classical Library and an exploration of Roman performance spaces combining computer-based modeling with more traditional lines of research.

 

 

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Area Editors

MICHAEL A. ANDERSON

is Associate Professor in Classics at San Francisco State University. He holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge, and specializes in Roman material culture.

 

 

ANDREAS BENDLIN

teaches Roman History in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. Bendlin’s current research focuses on religion in Greco-Roman antiquity, with a particular emphasis on the religions of Rome and the Roman Empire. He is also working on Roman social, cultural and literary history. Professor Bendlin has written numerous articles in these fields; topics include ancient associations, cognitive aspects of ritual and religion, divination and oracles, polytheism and religious pluralism. His current research projects include a monograph on the religious cultures in Late Republican Roman society.

 

 
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ALASTAIR BLANSHARD

is the Paul Eliadis Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland. He has held appointments at Merton College, Oxford, the University of Reading, and the University of Sydney. He is one of the series editors for 'Classics after Antiquity' (Cambridge University Press) and is an associate editor of the Classical Receptions Journal (Oxford University Press).

 

 

ERIC H. CLINE

is currently Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations as well as Director of the GWU Capitol Archaeological Institute. He is a National Geographic Explorer, a Fulbright scholar, and an award-winning teacher and author with degrees from Dartmouth College (1982), Yale University (1984), and the University of Pennsylvania (1991). In July 2014, he began serving as Co-Editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR), along with Chris Rollston.

 

 

ELIZABETH DEPALMA DIGESER

is Professor and Department Chair of the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her studies are at the intersection of religion and philosophy with Roman politics, as well as the process of "conversion" in Late Antiquity. Her latest book, A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution (Cornell 2012), explores the interactions of Platonist philosophers and Christian theologians in the period leading up to the Great Persecution of AD 303-11. Her new research explores the issue of religious diversity within the Roman empire: when religions appeared in the center from the frontier, when did Romans appropriate them? when did their differences spark violence? What happened to these tensions when imperial administration moved out of the city of Rome to the cities of Trier, Milan, Serdica (Sofia), Constantinople (Istanbul) and Antioch?

 

 

PAUL DU PLESSIS

is Senior Lecturer in Civl Law and Legal History at the University of Edinburgh. A legal historian whose research focuses predominantly on the multifaceted and complex set of relationships between law and society in a historical context, his main field of research is Roman law (with specific reference to property, obligations and, to a lesser extent, persons and family). He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

 

 

BENJAMIN W. FORTSON IV

is Professor of Greek and Latin (Department of Classical Studies) and Linguistics at the University of Michigan. He specializes in the comparative linguistic study of the Indo-European language family, focusing primarily on the Italic, Greek, Indo-Iranian, Anatolian, and Germanic branches, with side interests in comparative Indo-European metrics, poetics, and culture. He also does research in the methodology of historical linguistics and the mechanisms of phonological and morphological change. He has served as etymologist and Senior Lexicographer of The American Heritage Dictionary of English.

 

 

LUCY GRIG

is Senior Lecturer, Roman History in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. She is a cultural historian working on the Roman world, with a particular focus on Late Antiquity. Her research takes in both literary and material culture from across the Mediterranean. Grig also has had a particular interest in religious history, specifically late antique Christianity, including such crucial subjects as the Christianization of the Roman world, the birth of hagiography, and the development of early Christian art. Urbanism is another important area of her research, most particularly the late antique capitals of Rome and Constantinople.

 

 

EDWARD HARRIS

is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. He has published extensively on Athenian political history and institutions, Greek law, and the economy of Ancient Greece. His publications include Aeschines and Athenian Politics (New York and Oxford 1995) and Democracy and the Rule of Law in Classical Athens (Cambridge and New York 2006). He has co-edited with R. W. Wallace, Transitions to Empire, Essays in Greco-Roman History 360-146 B.C. (Norman OK 1996) and with Lene Rubinstein, The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece (London 2004). He is also translating Demosthenes 20-26 for the series The Oratory of Classical Greece edited by Michael Gagarin (Texas). He has been a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and NEH Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

 

 
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STEPHEN HARRISON

is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is author of a commentary on Vergil Aeneid 10 (Oxford University Press, 1991), Apuleius: A Latin Sophist  (Oxford University Press, 2000), Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Framing the Ass: Literary texture in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses (Oxford University Press, 2013), and co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than twenty further volumes on Roman literature and its modern receptions.

 
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SARAH ILES JOHNSTON

is Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of Classics at The Ohio State University.  She specializes in the religions and myths of ancient Greece and Rome.  She is the author of Ancient Greek Divination (2007), Restless Dead (1999) and Hekate Soteira (1990), and the co-author (with Fritz Graf) of Ritual Texts for the Afterlife: Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets (2008; 2nd ed 2013), as well as the editor of Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide (2004), Mantike: Studies in Ancient Divination (with Peter Struck, 2005) and Medea (with James Clauss, 1997).  She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago, and an ACLS.

 

 

ALISON KEITH

is Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. She has written extensively about the intersection of gender and genre in Latin literature, and is the author of The Play of Fictions: Studies in Ovid’s Metamorphoses Book 2 (Ann Arbor 1992), Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic (Cambridge 2000), Propertius, Poet of Love and Leisure (Duckworth 2008), and a commentary on selections from Latin Epic for Bolchazy-Carducci (2012); and the co-editor (with Stephen Rupp) of Metamorphosis: the Changing Face of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Toronto 2007) and (with Jonathan Edmondson) Roman Dress and the Fabric of Roman Society (Toronto 2008). Current projects include a commentary on the fourth book of Ovid’s Metamorphoses for Cambridge University Press; and a SSHRC-funded project on the reception of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Flavian epic.

 

 

NINO LURAGHI

is David Magie Class of 1897 Professor of Classics and Director, Program in the Ancient World at Princeton University. A historian of ancient Greece trained in Italy and Germany, Prof. Luraghi has held academic appointments at Harvard University and the University of Toronto and has taught at Princeton since 2008. His interests include tyranny and monarchy in Greece from the archaic age to the Roman conquest, ancient and modern slavery, ethnic identity and tradition, and Greek and Roman historiography. He is the author of Tirannidi arcaiche in Sicilia e Magna Grecia (1994), The Historian’s Craft in the Age of Herodotus (ed.) (Oxford 2001, paperback edition 2005), and The Ancient Messenians: Constructions of Ethnicity and Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2008), among others.

 

 

NEVILLE MORLEY

is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. He has three main areas of research interests, which he understands as interconnected and overlapping. The first is the economic, social and ecological history of classical antiquity; the second, the reception of antiquity in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century economic and social thought and the modern reception of Thucydides in historiography and political theory; and theoretical and philosophical approaches to historiography, including its narrative structures and rhetorical techniques. Among his publications are Thucydides and the Idea of History (I.B. Tauris 2014), The Roman Empire: Roots of Imperialism (Pluto Press 2010), Antiquity and Modernity (Wiley-Blackwell 2009), Trade in Classical Antiquity (Cambridge University Press 2007), and Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History (Routledge 2004) At present he is working on a book on Karl Marx for the OUP Classics in Theory series, and developing new research projects on ecology and economics in the Roman world, as well as continuing to write articles on Thucydides and his reception and other topics.

 

 

ROBERT MORSTEIN-MARX

is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Hegemony to Empire: The Development of the Roman Imperium in the East from 148 to 62 B.C. (University of California Press, 1996), focusing on questions of Roman imperialism, and Mass Oratory and Political Power in the Late Roman Republic (Cambridge University Press, 2008), analyzing the effects of public speech and public meetings upon the distribution of political power in Rome. He has also co-edited (with Nathan Rosenstein) Blackwell Companion to the Roman Republic (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006). His main research interests lie in Roman history from the middle Republic to the early Empire, and current work focuses on political culture in the Late Roman Republic, especially political values and concepts and the conflicting sources of legitimacy in a time of crisis. Other major interests include Cicero, Roman rhetoric, Roman imperialism, and Latin and Greek historiography.

 

 

REVIEL NETZ

is Professor of Classics at Stanford University. His main field is the history of pre-modern mathematics and his research involves the wider issues of the history of cognitive practices, e.g. visual culture, the history of the book, and literacy and numeracy. He is the author of numerous books including Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic (Cambridge University Press, 2009). He is also the author of the translation and commentary of the works of Archimedes, a three-volume work of which the first has appeared, The Two Books on Sphere and Cylinder (2004). His popular book on the Archimedes Palimpsest Project, The Archimedes Codex, (co-authored with William Noel, Neumann Prize) was published by Widenfeld and Nicolson, 2007, and has been translated into 20 languages. He is also the author of Barbed Wire: an Ecology of Modernity (Wesleyan University Press, 2004, finalist for PEN award). Reviel Netz is also a poet (Adayin Bahuc, 1999 Shufra: Tel Aviv, AMOS prize), one of a group of Hebrew poets active today whose work revives formal verse and he is the co-author, together with his wife, the Israeli author Maya Arad, of a collection of essays on Israeli literature, Positions of Stress (Meqom Hata’am, 2008 Axuzat Bayit: Tel Aviv).

 

 

JONATHAN PRICE

is Professor of Classics and History at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Jerusalem Under Siege: The Collapse of the Jewish State, 66-70 (Leiden: Brill, 1992), Thucydides and Internal Conflict (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), and an editor of Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae: A Multi-lingual corpus of the Inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad (CIIP, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010-2015).

 

 

ADAM RABINOWITZ

is Associate Professor of Classics and Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin. His academic interests include Greek colonization, cultural interaction, ancient food and drink, the archaeology of daily life, and digital approaches to archaeology.

 

 

M. RAHIM SHAYEGAN

is associate professor of Iranian, the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair of Iranian, and director of the Program of Iranian Studies at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) at UCLA, where he was the inaugural holder of the Musa Sabi Term Chair of Iranian (2005–2009). The major tenets of his scholarly pursuit relate to the languages, literary traditions, and history of Iran and Mesopotamia from antiquity to the early medieval period. His research pays special heed to the dialectics at play in cultural and intellectual exchanges between Iran, Mesopotamia, and the Greco-Roman world on the one side, and Central Asia, India, and China on the other side. He has authored and co-edited several books, among them Arsacids and Sasanians: Political Ideology in Post-Hellenistic and Late Antique Persia (Cambridge UP, 2011); Aspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran (Center for Hellenic Studies—Harvard UP, 2012); The Talmud in Its Iranian Context (co-editor, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010); and Persia beyond the Oxus (guest editor, Bulletin of the Asia Institute, 2012). He is currently preparing a new edition and translation of the Sasanian royal and private inscriptions (third and fourth century CE), and a book on early Achaemenid history (sixth century BCE).

 

 

RICHARD J. A. TALBERT

is William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor and the head of the advisory board of the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His current research focuses primarily on Greek and Roman spatial perceptions (physical and cultural), and on mapping the classical world. His book Portable Sundials: The Empire in your Hand will be published by OUP in 2016, as will Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World, co-edited with Fred Naiden. He is the author of The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World and Map-by-Map Directory (Princeton University Press, 2000; App for iPad 2013).

 

 

STEPHEN A. WHITE

is Professor of Classics and Philosophy and Director, Joint Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. His interests range widely across ancient philosophy from Aristotle to Zeno (the Stoic from Cyprus more than the Eleatic). His published work focuses on Aristotle and his associates, and mainly in the area of ethics. Recent publications include “Milesian Measures: Time, Space, and Matter” in the Oxford Handbook to Presocratic Philosophy (2008); “Posidonius and Stoic Physics” in Greek and Roman Philosophy 100 BC to 200 AD (2007); and two volumes on the Hellenistic Lyceum (co-edited with W.W. Fortenbaugh): Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes (2004) and Aristo of Ceos (2006). His main current projects are a translation of Diogenes Laertius’ Lives and Doctrines of the Ancient Philosophers (for CUP) and a book on Aristotle’s theories of pleasure.

 

 

TIM WHITMARSH

is A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the Classics Department at University of Cambridge. He works on all areas of Greek literature and culture, specializing particularly in the world of Greeks under the Roman Empire. He has also written Battling the gods: the struggle against religion in ancient Greece and Rome, which will be out with Faber and Faber in 2015.

 

 

 
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Advisory Board

W. GERALD (JERRY) HEVERLY

is the subject specialist at Bobst Library for classics, Hellenic Studies, and philosophy. He has been at NYU since 2002 and holds an MLS and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He is mainly interested in early Greek epic, focusing on story patterns and elements derived from folklore. Other interests include ancient political philosophy, Roman oratory, and the history of the book. He has served on the APA’s Development Committee and as chair of an affiliated group, The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication. In addition, he is the archivist for the Classical Association of the Atlantic States.

 

 

 

COLIN McCAFFREY

has been Classics Librarian at Yale University Library since 2011. He has an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a MSLIS from the University of Illinois, and has worked in Libraries at those universities and at Washington University in St. Louis. He serves as chair of the Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication, an affiliated group of the Society of Classics Studies. His interests include Greco-Roman philosophy, the application of social theory to ancient history, and the interconnections between classical scholarship and the history of the book and of libraries.

 

 

 
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