Yale Classics has trained many of the leaders of the profession both in this and past centuries. The Department has an excellent record of placing newly-minted Ph.D.’s in jobs both in the US and abroad. Several of our students have gone on to successful careers outside higher education, as well.


Emily Hauser, Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
Since Sappho: Women in Classical Literature and Contemporary Women’s Writing

Yukai Li, VAP in Greek Studies, Carleton University
Being Late and Being Mistaken in the Homeric Tradition

Sean Northrup, Adjunct lecturer in History at UConn, Storrs
Aristocracy of Eloquence: Language and Identity in Roman Gaul, 289-389 CE


Benjamin Jerue, teaching ancient history at the IES Nicolás Copérnico, Madrid
A Credible Way to Do Things Just Like in Comedy: Popular Culture in Roman Rhetoric and Oratory

Bryant Kirkland, Assistant Professor, UCLA
The Lens of Herodotus: Criticism, Imitation, and Reception in Imperial Greek Literature

Evan Rodriguez, VAP, Idaho State University
Exploring Both Sides: Plato’s New Method for First Principles

Michael Zimm, Creative Strategist, Digital Surgeons (New Haven, CT)
Constraints on Speech in Democratic Athens


Jessica Blum, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
The Language of Uncertainty: Genre, Tradition and Literary Imagines in the Argonautica

Joshua Fincher, Visiting Assistant Professor, Hillsdale College
Nonnus’ Dionysiaca and the Redefinition of Epic Poetry and the Heroic Code


Thomas Biggs, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
A Roman Odyssey: Cultural Responses to the First Punic War from Andronicus to Augustus

Christopher M. Simon, Visiting Assistant Professor, Montclair State and Brooklyn College
Ancient Etymology and the Early History of Rome


Thomas Beasley, Visiting Assistant Professor, Vassar College
Thucydides’ Oblique Self-Definitions

Leanna Boychenko, Assistant Professor, Loyola University, Chicago
Callimachus’ Book of Hymns: Poet, Narrator, Voice

Sean Harrigan, Instructor, Loyola University, Chicago
Pindar’s Epinikia from Ritual to Reperformance

Jelle Stoop, Assistant Professor, University of Sydney
Portraits and Pretense: Honorific Habits in Hellenistic Communities

Martin Devecka, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz
Athens, Rome, Tenochtitlan: A Historical Sociology of Ruins

Jonathan Gnoza, teaching Latin and history at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, CT
Isocrates in Italy

Jessica McCutcheon, Fear as Instability in Latin Epic Narrative

Nicholas Salazar, teaching Latin at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT
Against Aphobus I & II: A Commentary

William Brockliss, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
The Flower in Homeric Poetry

Graziela Byros, Lecturer in Classics, Northwestern University
Reconstructing Identities in Roman Dacia: Evidence from Religion

Noah Dion, Visiting Lecturer in the Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric
Genesis by the Book: Augustinian Literalism in the Latin Epic Hexaemeron and Milton’s Paradise Lost

John Oksanish, Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
Building the Principate: A Literary Study of Vitruvius’ de Architectura

Anke Rondholz, founder, Via Antiqua Travel GmbH (
The Versatile Needle: Hosidius Geta’s Cento Medea and its Tradition

Caroline Stark, Assistant Professor, Howard University
The Role of Knowledge in Ancient and Renaissance Conceptions of Man

Tommaso Gazzarri, Assistant Professor, Union College
Res sine Nomine. A Study of Theory and Practice of Metaphors in Seneca’s Epistulae Morales

Ornella Rossi, Assistant Editor, I Tatti Renaissance Library
Letters from far away: Ancient epistolary travel writing and the case of Cicero’s correspondence

Tristan Taylor, Associate Lecturer in Law, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Ideology and Usurpation in the Fourth Century 337-425 C.E.

Katherine Wasdin, Assistant Professor, George Washington University
The Reluctant Bride: Greek and Roman Wedding

John Jacobs, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ
Anne iterum capta repetentur Pergama Roma? The fall of Rome in the Punica

Ayelet Haimson-Lushkov, Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin
The Culture of Authority: Narrative and the Roman Political Imagination

Pramit Chaudhuri, Associate Professor, University of Texas, Austin
Theomachy: Ethical Criticism and the Struggle for Authority in Epic and Tragedy

John Dillon, Independent scholar and professional academic translator/editor
The Legislation of Constantine the Great: Justice, Administration, and Reform

Edward Zarrow, High School Teacher, Boston
The Image and Memory of Julius Caesar between Triumvirate and Principate (44 BCE–CE 14)

Peter Mazur, Bard High School Early College, Queens, NY
APATE: Deception in Archaic Greek Culture

Christopher van den Berg, Associate Professor, Amherst College
The Social Aesthetics of Tacitus’ Dialogus de Oratoribus

Gregory Viggiano, Associate Professor, Sacred Heart University
Unreported Speeches and Selection in Thucydides

Serena Connolly, Associate Professor, Rutgers
Access to Law in Late Antiquity: Status, Corruption, and the Evidence of the Codex Hermogenianus

Maria Rybakova, Associate Professor of Classics and Humanities, San Diego State University (also a successful novelist)
The Child-snatching Demons of Antiquity: Narrative Traditions, Psychology and Nachleben

Akihiko Watanabe, Otsuma Women’s University, Tokyo
Hippothoos the Lover, Bandit, and Friend: A Study of Elite Masculinity in the Novel

Cristiana Sogno, Associate Professor, Fordham University
Q. Aurelius Symmachus: A Political Career Between Senate and Court

Josiah Osgood, Professor, Georgetown University
The Missing Years: Italy 44–29 BC

Emily Wilson, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
“Why Do I Overlive?” Greek, Latin and English Tragic Survival

William Desmond, Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
The Greek Praise of Poverty: A Genealogy of Early Cynicism

Genevieve S. Gessert, Director of General Education and Associate Professor, The American University of Rome
Urban Spaces, Public Decoration, and Civic Identity in Ancient Ostia

Scott McGill, Professor, Rice University, Houston
Vergilius Alter: Studies in the Virgilian Cento

Daniel Berman, Professor, Temple University
Cultural Representation and the “Myth” of The Seven Against Thebes in Early Greek Narrative

David Berkey, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
The Struggle of Hegemony: Greek Interstate Politics and Foreign Policy, 404–371 B.C.

Caroline Quenemoen, Director of Fellowships and Undergraduate Research, Rice University
The Architectural Significance of the House of Augustus

Robert Huitt, High School Teacher, Hamden High School
Iustum Bellum: Augustine’s Attitude Toward War

Michael R. Estell, lawyer
Poetry in War and War in Poetry: The Martial Role of Song and the Aesthetic Representation of War in Ancient Greece

Helen Cullyer, Executive Director, Society for Classical Studies
Greatness of Soul in Aristotle, Cicero, and Popular Morality

Joel Allen, Associate Professor, Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center
Hostage-taking and Cultural Diplomacy In the Roman Empire

Patrice Rankine, Professor of Classics and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Richmond
Tragedy and Empire: Euripides’ Hecuba, Seneca’s Troades, and the Discourse of Civic Identity

Charles Weiss, Classics Language Teaching Officer, Cambridge University
Literary Turns: The Representation of Conversion in Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi and Apuleius’ Metamorphoses

Randall McNeill, Associate Professor, Lawrence University
Horace in the Mirror: Techniques of Address and Self-Presentation

Dan Solomon, Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
Lucretius and the Deception of Rome: Epicurean Linguistics & Epistemology in the De Rerum Natura