Michael I. Allen (Ph.D. Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 1994) is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and the College, and an associate in the Department of History. He has prepared an edition of the ninth-century historian Frechulf of Lisieux and is the author of articles on medieval Latin historiography and poetry. His teaching is focused primarily on the Latin literature of the Middle Ages and on Latin palaeography.
Clifford Ando (Ph.D. Classical Studies, University of Michigan, 1996) is David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities and Professor of Classics, History, Law and in the College. He is the author of Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire (2000), for which he was awarded the APA’s Goodwin Award in 2003; The Matter of the Gods (2008); Law, Language and Empire in the Roman Tradition (2011); Le Droit et l’Empire. Invention juridique et réalités politiques à Rome (2012); Imperial Rome: the critical century (A.D. 193–284) (2012); Religion et gouvernement dans l’Empire romain (2012). He is the editor of two books, Roman Religion (2003) and, with Jörg Rüpke, Religion and Law in Classical and Christian Rome (2006), as well as a series, Empire and After, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. His current research examines problems of law, administration and and cultural change in the Roman empire.
Elizabeth Asmis is Professor in the Department of Classics. She is the author of Epicurus’ Scientific Method and articles on Plato, Philodemus, Lucretius, Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. Her current research focuses on Roman Stoicism and Cicero’s political philosophy. Her teaching covers Greek and Roman philosophy and literary criticism. She is the editor of Classical Philology.
Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1992) is the Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies. She is the author of Decoding the Ancient Novel: The Reader and the Role of Description in Heliodorus and Achilles Tatius (Princeton, 1989), Actors in the Audience: Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian (Cambridge MA, 1994), Ideology in Cold Blood: A Reading of Lucan’s Civil War (Cambridge MA, 1998) and, most recently, The Mirror of the Self: Sexuality, Self-Knowledge, and the Gaze in the Early Roman Empire (Chicago, 2006). She has also edited volumes on the history of rhetoric, Eros, ekphrasis, and Seneca. Her teaching is primarily devoted to Roman literature and culture, and her current research addresses critical terms for the study of Classics and the satirist Persius. She has received both the Quantrell Teaching Award and a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
Alain Bresson (doctorat d’État, University of Franche-Comté, 1994) is Professor in the Department of Classics. He is an historian of the ancient world with particular interests in the ancient economy, the Hellenistic world, and the epigraphy of Rhodes and Asia Minor. He is the author of La cité marchande (Bordeaux 2000), L’économie de la Grèces des cités (2 volumes; Paris 2007–2008), and Recueil des inscriptions de la Pérée rhodienne (Paris 1991), and editor of some five more, on matters of economics, civic life, writing and public power, and the history of the family.
Helma Dik (Ph.D. University of Amsterdam, 1994) is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and the College. She is the author of Word Order in Ancient Greek and Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialogue, and articles on the functional grammar of Greek. Her teaching and research are focused on the Greek language, incorporating insights from general linguistics and functionalist frameworks especially. Her main long-term project is a Syntax of Classical Greek, but her current interests also include the application of data mining techniques to classical texts and digital humanities in the age of Google more generally. She received the Quantrell Teaching Award for 2006.
Christopher Faraone (Ph.D. Stanford University, 1988) is the Frank Curtis Springer and Gertrude Melcher Springer Professor in the Humanities, and Professor in the Department of Classics and the College. He works primarily on ancient Greek religion and poetry. He is co-editor of Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion (1991), Masks of Dionysus (1993), Initiation in Ancient Greek Rituals and Narratives: New Critical Perspectives (2003), Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World (2005), and Animal Sacrifice Revisited: Issues of Violence, Solidarity, and Centrality in a Greek and Roman Religious Practice (2011). He is author of Talismans and Trojan Horses: Guardian Statues in Ancient Greek Myth and Ritual (1992), Ancient Greek Love Magic (1999), and The Stanzaic Architecture of Ancient Greek Elegiac Poetry (2008).
Jonathan M. Hall (Ph.D. University of Cambridge, 1993) is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Greek History in the Departments of History and Classics and the College. He is the author of Ethnic Identity in Greek Antiquity (Cambridge, 1997), for which he was awarded the APA’s Goodwin Award in 1999, Hellenicity: Between Ethnicity and Culture, (University of Chicago Press, 2002), which received the 2004 Gordon J. Laing Prize from the University of Chicago Press, and A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200–479 BCE (Blackwell, 2007), and has just finished a book entitled Artifact and Artifice: Classical Archaeology and the Ancient Historian. He has also written numerous articles and reviews on the social and cultural history of archaic and classical Greece. His teaching is focused on Greek history, historiography, and archaeology. He was a recipient of the Quantrell Teaching Award in 2009.
W. Ralph Johnson (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1967) is the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Classics. He is the author of, among others, Lucretius and the Modern World; Momentary Monsters: Lucan and His Heroes; Luxuriance and Economy: Cicero and the Alien Style; Darkness Visible: A Study of Vergil’s “Aeneid”; The Idea of Lyric: Lyric Modes in Ancient and Modern Poetry; and Horace and the Dialectic of Freedom: Readings in “Epistles” 1. He has also written articles and reviews on Vergil, Horace, Propertius, Ovid, and Terence. His teaching has been devoted to Latin poetry of all periods and to Greek and Latin rhetoric.
Michèle Lowrie (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1990) is Professor in the Department of Classics and the College. Her work focuses on Roman culture and literature, with interests in politics and reception. She has published Horace’s Narrative Odes (1997) and Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome (2009). She has also co-edited with Sarah Spence The Aesthetics of Empire and the Reception of Vergil (a special issue of Literary Imagination 8.3, 2006) and edited Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Horace’s Odes and Epodes (projected publication date September 2009). Future projects include work on the idea of security at Rome, the exemplum in stories about foundation and state violence during the collapse of the Roman Republic, and more generally on representations of the law in Roman literature.
David Martinez (Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1985) is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics, the Divinity School, and the College. He is the author of P. Michigan XVI: A Greek Love Charm from Egypt and Baptized for our Sakes: A Leather Trisagion from Egypt. He has also written articles on documentary Greek papyri and ancient Greek religion and magic. His current projects include the publication of the Texas papyri and projects which relate papyrological research to the study of early Christianity. His teaching interests focus on Greek papyrology and paleography, Greek language, Hellenistic authors, and early Christian literature.
Emanuel Mayer (Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, Ruprecht-Karls University, 2001) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics. He has written Rome is Where the Emperor is: State Monuments in the Decentralised Roman Empire from Diocletian to Theodosius II (Mainz, 2001; in German) and The Ancient Middle Classes: Urban Life and Aesthetics in the Roman Empire, 100 BCE–250 CE (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012). His interests span political imagery of the Hellenistic and Roman Imperial periods, ancient urbanism, the archaeology of the ancient economy and the social history of Roman Art. His current interests include the ancient urban economy, which will be the subject of an international conference in Chicago. He is also working on a book on long distance trade and cultural exchange between the Mediterranean, Central Asia and India.
Sarah Nooter (Ph.D. Columbia University, 2008) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics. She has written articles and reviews on Greek tragedy and modern reception. She is the author of When Heroes Sing: Sophocles and the Shifting Soundscape of Tragedy (Cambridge University Press, 2012). She is currently writing a book on comparative drama in Athens and in parts of Africa in the twentieth century. Her interests include Greek drama, archaic poetry, literary theory, and contemporary poetry and theater.
Mark Payne (Ph.D. Columbia University, 2003) is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College. He is the author of several articles on Greek poetry and poetics from the archaic to the Hellenistic periods. His first book, Theocritus and the Invention of Fiction, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2007. His second book, The Animal Part: Human and Other Animals in the Poetic Imagination, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2010 and received the 2011 Warren-Brooks Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism.
D. Nicholas Rudall (Ph.D. Cornell University, 1969) is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Classics. He has recently published translations of Euripides’ Bacchae and The Iphigeneia Plays and Sophocles’ Electra and Antigone. A translation of The Trojan Women is forthcoming. These translations are meant for performance. Mr Rudall has directed many classical works at the Court Theatre, of which he is the founding director. His teaching is focused on tragedy and the ancient theater, Aristophanes, and Propertius.
Peter White (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1972) is Herman C. Bernick Family Professor in the Department of Classics and the College, and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs. He has written Promised Verse: Poets in the Society of Augustan Rome, for which he won the APA’s Goodwin Award in 1995, Cicero in Letters: Epistolary Relations of the Late Republic, and articles and reviews on Horace, Statius, Martial, the Historia Augusta, and the place of poets in Roman society. His teaching is focused on Roman comedy and satire and on Greek and Roman historiography. He received the Quantrell Teaching Award for 1990.
David Wray (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1996) is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and the College and Director of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities. He is the author of Catullus and the Poetics of Roman Manhood (Cambridge 2001) and is currently writing Phaedra’s Virtue: Ethics, Gender, and Seneca’s Tragedy. His research and teaching interests include Hellenistic and Roman poetry (especially Apollonius Rhodius, Catullus, Lucretius, Virgil, Tibullus, Ovid, Seneca, Lucan, and Statius); Greek epic and tragedy; Roman philosophy; ancient and modern relations between literature and philosophy; gender; theory and practice of literary translation; and the reception of Greco-Roman thought and literature, from Shakespeare and Corneille to Pound and Zukofsky. He is a member of the University’s Poetry and Poetics program.