Editorial Board

Editor in Chief


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is A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the Classics Department at University of Cambridge. He works on all areas of Greek literature and culture, specializing particularly in the world of Greeks under the Roman Empire. He has also written Battling the gods: the struggle against religion in ancient Greece and Rome, which was published by Faber and Faber in 2015.

SANDER GOLDBERG (Former Editor in Chief, 2013-2017)

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is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Classics at UCLA. He has published extensively on the literature of the Roman Republic, in particular its epic and drama, and has been the recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He is a past editor of the Transactions of the American Philological Association and of the APA Textbook Series and served on the advisory board of the APA’s Digital Latin Library project. Current research interests include (with Gesine Manuwald) an edition of Ennius for the Loeb Classical Library and an exploration of Roman performance spaces combining computer-based modeling with more traditional lines of research.

Area Editors


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is Associate Professor in Classics at San Francisco State University. He holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge, and specializes in Roman material culture.




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teaches Roman History in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. Bendlin’s current research focuses on religion in Greco-Roman antiquity, with a particular emphasis on the religions of Rome and the Roman Empire. He is also working on Roman social, cultural and literary history. Professor Bendlin has written numerous articles in these fields; topics include ancient associations, cognitive aspects of ritual and religion, divination and oracles, polytheism and religious pluralism. His current research projects include a monograph on the religious cultures in Late Republican Roman society.


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is the Paul Eliadis Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Queensland. He has held appointments at Merton College, Oxford, the University of Reading, and the University of Sydney. He is one of the series editors for 'Classics after Antiquity' (Cambridge University Press) and is an associate editor of the Classical Receptions Journal (Oxford University Press).




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is currently Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations as well as Director of the GWU Capitol Archaeological Institute. He is a National Geographic Explorer, a Fulbright scholar, and an award-winning teacher and author with degrees from Dartmouth College (1982), Yale University (1984), and the University of Pennsylvania (1991). In July 2014, he began serving as Co-Editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR), along with Chris Rollston.


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is Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Classics & Ancient History at Durham University in the UK. She is a cultural historian working on ancient Greek and Roman science and technology. Her research draws both on textual and literary analysis, and on material evidence. Cuomo has a particular interest in reconstructing knowledge practices, specifically those that took place outside of, and independently from, textual transmission, including issues of tacit knowledge, knowledge communities, and gender-, culture-, and social status-dependent perspectives. Work is another important area in which she hopes to carry out research in the future, particularly ideas surrounding labour and leisure.


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is Professor and Department Chair of the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her studies are at the intersection of religion and philosophy with Roman politics, as well as the process of "conversion" in Late Antiquity. Her latest book, A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution (Cornell 2012), explores the interactions of Platonist philosophers and Christian theologians in the period leading up to the Great Persecution of AD 303-11. Her new research explores the issue of religious diversity within the Roman empire: when religions appeared in the center from the frontier, when did Romans appropriate them? when did their differences spark violence? What happened to these tensions when imperial administration moved out of the city of Rome to the cities of Trier, Milan, Serdica (Sofia), Constantinople (Istanbul) and Antioch?


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holds the chair of Roman law at the University of Edinburgh. He is a legal historian whose research focuses predominantly on the multifaceted and complex set of relationships between law and society in a historical context. His main field of research is Roman law (with specific reference to property, obligations and, to a lesser extent, persons and family). Within this field, he is mainly concerned with the contexts within which law operates and the extent to which modern socio-legal methodologies can be applied to historical material from the Roman period in order to further our understanding of Roman law. To that end, his work is mainly concerned with the formulation of a methodology for ‘law and society’ research with reference to the Roman Empire.


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is Professor of Greek and Latin (Department of Classical Studies) and Linguistics at the University of Michigan. He specializes in the comparative linguistic study of the Indo-European language family, focusing primarily on the Italic, Greek, Indo-Iranian, Anatolian, and Germanic branches, with side interests in comparative Indo-European metrics, poetics, and culture. He also does research in the methodology of historical linguistics and the mechanisms of phonological and morphological change. He has served as etymologist and Senior Lexicographer of The American Heritage Dictionary of English.


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is Senior Lecturer, Roman History in the School of History, Classics & Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. She is a cultural historian working on the Roman world, with a particular focus on Late Antiquity. Her research takes in both literary and material culture from across the Mediterranean. Grig also has had a particular interest in religious history, specifically late antique Christianity, including such crucial subjects as the Christianization of the Roman world, the birth of hagiography, and the development of early Christian art. Urbanism is another important area of her research, most particularly the late antique capitals of Rome and Constantinople.


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is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. He has published extensively on Athenian political history and institutions, Greek law, and the economy of Ancient Greece. His publications include Aeschines and Athenian Politics (New York and Oxford 1995) and Democracy and the Rule of Law in Classical Athens (Cambridge and New York 2006). He has co-edited with R. W. Wallace, Transitions to Empire, Essays in Greco-Roman History 360-146 B.C. (Norman OK 1996) and with Lene Rubinstein, The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece (London 2004). He is also translating Demosthenes 20-26 for the series The Oratory of Classical Greece edited by Michael Gagarin (Texas). He has been a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and NEH Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.


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is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto. She specializes in post-Classical Greek literature of the Hellenistic and Imperial period, with a particular interest in the aesthetics of poetry books and the cultural interactions between Greece and Rome. Her publications include two books on ancient epigram collections (Verrückt nach Frauen: Der Epigrammatiker Rufin, Tübingen 2006; Die blütenlesende Muse: Poetik und Textualität antiker Epigrammsammlungen, 2010) and a bilingual edition of Aristaenetus’ Erotic Letters (with Peter Bing, Atlanta 2014). Currently she is working on a monograph about the Garland of Philip as well as a study of ancient agalmatophilia.


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is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a Greek archaeologist, with interests in ceramics, landscape studies, and ancient trade and economies, with a particular focus on the Hellenistic period. Her first book was Corinth VII.7 Hellenistic Pottery: The Fine Wares (ASCSA Princeton 2018), and she has numerous other publications related to her fieldwork and research on pottery and Mediterranean exchange networks. She is the assistant director of the new excavations on the plateau of Sikyon and co-director of the Western Argolid Regional Project in Greece. Her latest fieldwork interests lie in Croatia, as co-director of the Brač Island Project.


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is Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of Classics at The Ohio State University.  She specializes in the religions and myths of ancient Greece and Rome.  She is the author of Ancient Greek Divination (2007), Restless Dead (1999) and Hekate Soteira (1990), and the co-author (with Fritz Graf) of Ritual Texts for the Afterlife: Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets (2008; 2nd ed 2013), as well as the editor of Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide (2004), Mantike: Studies in Ancient Divination (with Peter Struck, 2005) and Medea (with James Clauss, 1997).  She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago, and an ACLS.


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is Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. She has written extensively about the intersection of gender and genre in Latin literature, and is the author of The Play of Fictions: Studies in Ovid’s Metamorphoses Book 2 (Ann Arbor 1992), Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic (Cambridge 2000), Propertius, Poet of Love and Leisure (Duckworth 2008), and a commentary on selections from Latin Epic for Bolchazy-Carducci (2012); and the co-editor (with Stephen Rupp) of Metamorphosis: the Changing Face of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Toronto 2007) and (with Jonathan Edmondson) Roman Dress and the Fabric of Roman Society (Toronto 2008). Current projects include a commentary on the fourth book of Ovid’s Metamorphoses for Cambridge University Press; and a SSHRC-funded project on the reception of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in Flavian epic.


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teaches ancient history at Harvard University. His works address the political, cultural, and intellectual history of the ancient Greek world, broadly understood, with a particular focus on the east Mediterranean and west Asia in the Hellenistic period. He has published two monographs – The Land of the Elephant Kings: Space, Territory, and Ideology in the Seleucid Empire (2014) and Time and Its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire (2018) – and has co-edited volumes on Sardis (2019), the Hasmoneans (in press), and anti-imperial resistance (forthcoming).


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is Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. He has three main areas of research interests, which he understands as interconnected and overlapping. The first is the economic, social and ecological history of classical antiquity; the second, the reception of antiquity in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century economic and social thought and the modern reception of Thucydides in historiography and political theory; and theoretical and philosophical approaches to historiography, including its narrative structures and rhetorical techniques. Among his publications are Thucydides and the Idea of History (I.B. Tauris 2014), The Roman Empire: Roots of Imperialism (Pluto Press 2010), Antiquity and Modernity (Wiley-Blackwell 2009), Trade in Classical Antiquity (Cambridge University Press 2007), and Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History (Routledge 2004) At present he is working on a book on Karl Marx for the OUP Classics in Theory series, and developing new research projects on ecology and economics in the Roman world, as well as continuing to write articles on Thucydides and his reception and other topics.


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is Professor of Classics and History at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Jerusalem Under Siege: The Collapse of the Jewish State, 66-70 (Leiden: Brill, 1992), Thucydides and Internal Conflict (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), and an editor of Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae: A Multi-lingual corpus of the Inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad (CIIP, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010-2015).


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Amy Russell is Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University. She is a Roman political and cultural historian, with interests in space and visual and material culture as well as the political history of the late Republic and early empire. She is the author of The Politics of Public Space in Republican Rome (CUP 2016), and forthcoming edited volumes on Roman imperial imagery and the late Republic in German-language scholarship.


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Benet Salway is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History in the History Department at University College London. He is a director of the British Academy Project Volterra on Roman Law, and member of the international team of l'Année épigraphique (responsible for 'Asie', 'Galatie', and 'Cappadoce'). He previously held positions in the History department at Manchester University and in the Classics department at Nottingham University.


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is associate professor of Iranian, the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair of Iranian, and director of the Program of Iranian Studies at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) at UCLA, where he was the inaugural holder of the Musa Sabi Term Chair of Iranian (2005–2009). The major tenets of his scholarly pursuit relate to the languages, literary traditions, and history of Iran and Mesopotamia from antiquity to the early medieval period. His research pays special heed to the dialectics at play in cultural and intellectual exchanges between Iran, Mesopotamia, and the Greco-Roman world on the one side, and Central Asia, India, and China on the other side. He has authored and co-edited several books, among them Arsacids and Sasanians: Political Ideology in Post-Hellenistic and Late Antique Persia (Cambridge UP, 2011); Aspects of History and Epic in Ancient Iran (Center for Hellenic Studies—Harvard UP, 2012); The Talmud in Its Iranian Context (co-editor, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010); and Persia beyond the Oxus (guest editor, Bulletin of the Asia Institute, 2012). He is currently preparing a new edition and translation of the Sasanian royal and private inscriptions (third and fourth century CE), and a book on early Achaemenid history (sixth century BCE).


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Frisbee Sheffield is a University Lecturer in Classics, and a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. Areas of expertise are ancient Philosophy, particularly ethics, moral psychology, aesthetics and politics. She has also worked on Hannah Arendt and her reception of ancient Greek Philosophy. She is the author of Plato’s Symposium: The Ethics of Desire (2006) as well as co-editor of a collection of essays: Plato's Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception (2006), co-editor of a new edition of Plato's Symposium, for the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series (2008), and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy (2013). She is currently writing a book on Plato’s Phaedrus for Cambridge University Press.

Advisory Board


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has been teaching Latin for 42 years and is World Languages Department Chair at Mount Vernon High School in Ohio. She has served as Vice-President and President of the Ohio Classical Conference and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer. Mary Jo has also served as a Senior Staff Archaeologist at the Ohio State University Excavations at Isthmia, Greece. Her publications include “Augmenting Reading Skills through Language Learning Transfer,” published under a Title III ESEA Grant, and “Rhetorical Figures of Speech in Vergil’s Aeneid Book VI,” produced under a Gerrit Roelofs Memorial Fellowship from Kenyon College. In 2012 she received the Leona Glenn award as the Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher in the state of Ohio and the APA Pre-Collegiate Teaching Award. In 2016 she was a finalist for Ohio Teacher of the Year.


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is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, University of St Andrews. Her books include Sidonius Apollinaris and the Fall of Rome (1994), Law and Empire in Late Antiquity (1999), Cicero and the Jurists (2006), Law and Crime in the Roman World (2007), and Imperial Rome 284-363: The New Empire (2012).


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is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is author of a commentary on Vergil Aeneid 10 (Oxford University Press, 1991), Apuleius: A Latin Sophist  (Oxford University Press, 2000), Generic Enrichment in Vergil and Horace (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Framing the Ass: Literary texture in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses (Oxford University Press, 2013), and co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than twenty further volumes on Roman literature and its modern receptions.


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is the subject specialist at Bobst Library for classics, Hellenic Studies, and philosophy. He has been at NYU since 2002 and holds an MLS and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He is mainly interested in early Greek epic, focusing on story patterns and elements derived from folklore. Other interests include ancient political philosophy, Roman oratory, and the history of the book. He has served on the APA’s Development Committee and as chair of an affiliated group, The Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication. In addition, he is the archivist for the Classical Association of the Atlantic States.


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is Wykeham Professor of Ancient History at New College, Oxford University. A historian of ancient Greece trained in Italy and Germany, Prof. Luraghi has held academic appointments at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, and Princeton University. His interests include tyranny and monarchy in Greece from the archaic age to the Roman conquest, ancient and modern slavery, ethnic identity and tradition, and Greek and Roman historiography. He is the author of Tirannidi arcaiche in Sicilia e Magna Grecia (1994), The Historian’s Craft in the Age of Herodotus (ed.) (Oxford 2001, paperback edition 2005), and The Ancient Messenians: Constructions of Ethnicity and Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2008), among others.


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has been Classics Librarian at Yale University Library since 2011. He has an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a MSLIS from the University of Illinois, and has worked in Libraries at those universities and at Washington University in St. Louis. He serves as chair of the Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication, an affiliated group of the Society of Classics Studies. His interests include Greco-Roman philosophy, the application of social theory to ancient history, and the interconnections between classical scholarship and the history of the book and of libraries.


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is Associate Professor of Classics and Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin. His academic interests include Greek colonization, cultural interaction, ancient food and drink, the archaeology of daily life, and digital approaches to archaeology.




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is William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor and the head of the advisory board of the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His current research focuses primarily on Greek and Roman spatial perceptions (physical and cultural), and on mapping the classical world. His books Roman Portable Sundials: The Empire in your Hand and Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World, co-edited with Fred Naiden, were both published by OUP in 2017. He is the author of The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World and Map-by-Map Directory (Princeton University Press, 2000; App for iPad 2013).


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is Professor of Classics and Philosophy and Director, Joint Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. His interests range widely across ancient philosophy from Aristotle to Zeno (the Stoic from Cyprus more than the Eleatic). His published work focuses on Aristotle and his associates, and mainly in the area of ethics. Recent publications include “Milesian Measures: Time, Space, and Matter” in the Oxford Handbook to Presocratic Philosophy (2008); “Posidonius and Stoic Physics” in Greek and Roman Philosophy 100 BC to 200 AD (2007); and two volumes on the Hellenistic Lyceum (co-edited with W.W. Fortenbaugh): Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes (2004) and Aristo of Ceos (2006). His main current projects are a translation of Diogenes Laertius’ Lives and Doctrines of the Ancient Philosophers (for CUP) and a book on Aristotle’s theories of pleasure.