Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

Judith Goldstein Susan Stephens is a professor of classics and assumed the position of senior associate dean for graduate and undergraduate studies in September 2005. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford (1972).

Her current research is on the political and social dimensions of Hellenistic Literature. Seeing Double: Intercultural Poetics in Ptolemaic Alexandria, a study that situates Alexandrian poetry in its Greek and Egyptian political context, appeared in 2003. Trained as a papyrologist, she has published literary and documentary texts belonging to the Oxyrhynchus (P.Oxy. 45) and the Yale (P. Yale II) collections, and with Jack Winkler edited Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments (Princeton 1995). Her interests include Greek oratory, Greco-Egyptian cultural interaction, and the social context of the ancient Greek fiction writing.

Selected recent articles

"Who Read Ancient Novels?" The Search for the Ancient Novel, edited by James Tatum (Johns Hopkins Press (1994) 405-418.

"Writing Epic in the Ptolemaic Court," Hellenistica Groningana 4 (2000) 195-215.

"Commenting on Fragments" in The Classical Commentary: History, Practices, Theory edited by R. Gibson and Christina Kraus (Brill, 2002) 67-88.

"Rereading Callimachus' Aetia Fragment 1", with B. Acosta-Hughes, Classical Philology 97 (2002) 238-55.

"Egyptian Callimachus," Callimaque. Entretiens sur L'Antiquité classique, 48 (Geneva: Fondation Hardt, 2002), 235-70.

Rituals in Ink. A Conference on Religion and Literary Production in Ancient Rome, held at Stanford University, edited with Alessandro Barchiesi and Jörg Rüpke (Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart 2003.