Ray Lahiri, ‘17

Ray Lahiri entered the Joint Program in Classics and Comparative Literature in 2017.

He works (in particular) on Greek and Latin historiography and Latin lyric poetry, and is interested in: historical narration; violence; exemplarity and popular morality; Greek and Roman sacrifice; counterfactuals; commentaries; and the poetics and politics of prose. Interested in the stakes of a premodern comparative literature, Ray has recently begun studying Persian.

He received his BA in Comparative Literature and Classics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude, writing honors theses on nationalist history in 19th century school editions of Tacitus’ Agricola, and the politics of tragedy in feminist philosophical readings of Sophokles’  Antigone.