Sylva Kroeber, ‘17

Sylva is a fourth year graduate student in the Classics department. Her prospective dissertation examines bodily marking as a narrative feature of early Greek poetry.

Sylva’s primary interests are in Archaic Greek poetics, including voice, narrative, and orality, as well as in bodily, sexual, and social norms and marginality. Her research in such topics extends to their reception in scholarship, in particular the role of commentary and lexicography in the academic and popular understanding of antiquity, and discourses of masculinity in Roman agricultural writing. She is also interested in language pedagogy and modern reading cultures of ancient languages.

Prior to coming to Yale, Sylva graduated from Swarthmore College with majors in Greek and Latin and subsequently taught Latin and English literature at the secondary school level.