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Emeriti: (Professors) Mark W. Edwards, Marsh H. McCall, Jr.,* Susan Treggiari, Michael Wigodsky; (Professor, Teaching) Edward Spofford

Chair: Walter Scheidel

Graduate Director: Jennifer Trimble

Undergraduate Director: Maud Gleason

Professors: Alessandro Barchiesi, Andrew M. Devine, Richard P. Martin, Ian Morris (Classics, History), Reviel Netz, Andrea Nightingale (Classics, Comparative Literature), Josiah Ober (Classics, Political Science), M. Rush Rehm (Classics, Drama), Richard Saller (Classics, History), Walter Scheidel, Michael Shanks, Susan A. Stephens

Associate Professors: Jody Maxmin (Art and Art History, Classics), Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi, Jennifer Trimble

Assistant Professors: Giovanna Ceserani, Christian Kaesser, Grant Parker

Courtesy Professors: Ian Hodder, Chris Bobonich, Eva Prionas

Lecturers: Barbara Clayton, Maud Gleason, Norbert Lain, Fred Porta, Will Shearin

* Recalled to active duty.

Department Offices: Building 110, Main Quad

Mail Code: 94305-2145

Phone: (650) 723-0479

Web Site:

Courses offered by the Department of Classics have the subject codes CLASSART, CLASSGEN, CLASSGRK, CLASSHIS, and CLASSLAT. Courses in Classics Art /Archaeology are listed in the "Classics Art/Archaeology [CLASSART] Courses" section of this bulletin. Courses in Classics General are listed in the "Classics General [CLASSGEN] Courses" section of this bulletin. Courses in Classics Greek are listed in the "Classics Greek [CLASSGRK] Courses" section of this bulletin. Courses in Classics History are listed in the "Classics History [CLASSHIS] Courses" section of this bulletin. Courses in Classics Latin are listed in the "Classics Latin [CLASSLAT] Courses" section of this bulletin.

The study of Classics has traditionally centered on the literature and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome, including Greek and Latin language, literature, philosophy, history, art, and archaeology. At Stanford, Classics also explores connections with other ancient cultures and with the modern world; and specialized fields such as ancient economics, law, papyrology, and science. The department's faculty approaches Classics from an interdisciplinary perspective that crosses geographical, temporal, and thematic territories. Studying ancient epic poetry can lead to looking at modern cinema afresh; ancient Athenian politics opens new perspectives on modern politics; and Roman studies present cultural parallels just as Latin illuminates the history of English and the Romance languages. In short, Classics at Stanford is an interdisciplinary subject concerned not only with Greek and Roman civilization but also with the interaction of cultures and societies that influenced the ancient Mediterranean basin and continue to influence human society across the globe.

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