Christopher Atkins, ’20

Chris is a Ph.D. student in Classics and Religious Studies.

Research interests:

  • Greek and Roman philosophy, especially Stoicism and Platonism
  • Greek religion, including mystery cults and “magic”
  • Imperial Greek literature
  • Allegory and ancestral wisdom
  • Second Temple and Hellenistic Judaism, especially Philo of Alexandria and the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • New Testament and Early Christian writings, history, and culture 
  • Ancient medicine, health, and disease, including approaches to the body and the cosmos 

He currently serves as a coordinator for the Classics Works-in-Progress Seminar.

chris.atkins@yale.edu