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Christopher Krebs to join Stanford Classics

Stanford Classics is delighted to announce that Christopher B. Krebs will join the department as Associate Professor in fall 2012. The appointment results from the department's effort in 2011-2012 to recruit a new faculty member specializing in Latin.

Krebs studied classics and philosophy in Berlin, Kiel (1st Staatsexamen 2000, Ph.D. 2003), and Oxford (M.St. 2002). He has taught at University College (Oxford), École Normale Supérieure (Paris), and Harvard University and was the APA fellow at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich in 2008-2009.

Krebs' publications include Negotiatio Germaniae: Tacitus' Germania und Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Giannantonio Campano, Conrad Celtis und Heinrich Bebel (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2005), as well as A most dangerous book. Tacitus' Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich (New York: W.W. Norton, 2011); it has or will be translated into Dutch (spring 2011), Spanish (fall 2011), German (spring 2012), and Korean. He has also co-edited with Jonas Grethlein a volume on Time and Narrative in Ancient Historiography: The 'Plupast' from Herodotus to Appian (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, spring 2012). He is currently writing a commentary on Caesar's Bellum Gallicum 7 and co-editing with Luca Grillo the Cambridge Companion to Caesar. His teaching interests grow out of these same subjects and also include the Latin and Greek languages as well as Roman Satire.