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.


Rachel Lilley Love, Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Writing After Livy: Historical Epitome in the Livian Tradition

Cynthia “Cara” Polsley, co-founder and co-director of Cordical and founder of the Stardrive Foundation
Contrafactual Structures in Ancient Greek Narrative

Jennifer Weintritt, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Troy Story: the Greek Epic Cycle in Latin Epic


Sarah Derbew, Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows/Assistant Professor, Stanford
The Metatheater of Blackness: Looking at and through black skin color in ancient Greek literature and art

Emily Kress, Assistant Professor, Brown University
Aristotle on chance, causation, and teleology

Kyle Khellaf, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, UC Riverside
The paratextual past: Digression in classical historiography

Allison Piñeros Glasscock, adjunct, Fairfield University
Learning Virtue: The Value of Knowledge and Philosophical Inquiry in Four Platonic Dialogues

Tongjia Zhang, Yale Law School
Classical Natural Law Theories from Attic Oratory to Aristotle


Emily Hauser, Assistant Professor, University of Exeter (UK)
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

Geoffrey Moseley, Deerfield Academy
Plato Arabus: On the Arabic transmission of Plato’s Dialogues. Texts and studies

Sean Northrup, independent scholar
Aristocracy of Eloquence: Language and Identity in Roman Gaul, 289-389 CE

Claudia Rammelt Portogallo, teaching high school at St. Afra in Meissen, Saxony
A Greek in the city: Thucydides between Leonardo Bruni and Niccola Macchiavelli


Benjamin Jerue, teaching in Zaragoza, Spain
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, Assistant Professor, Idaho State University
Exploring Both Sides: Plato’s New Method for First Principles

Michael Zimm, Director of Marketing at Kris-Tech Wire
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, Lecturer, University of California, Riverside
Ancient Etymology and the Early History of Rome


Thomas Beasley, Assistant Campus Director for Language Arts, The Art of Problem Solving, Seattle WA
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, Bristol CT
Isocrates in Italy

Jessica McCutcheon, teaching in Aarhus
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, Associate 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, Associate 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, University of Maryland College Park
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