Web site: www.princeton.edu/~kaster
B.A. Dartmouth College ’69, M.A. Harvard University ’71, Ph.D. Harvard University ’75.
Professor Kaster has taught and written mainly in the areas of Roman rhetoric, the history of ancient education, and Roman ethics.
His annotated translation of Seneca's De ira and De clementia is due to appear in the 'complete works of Seneca' project of The University of Chicago Press. His current major project is an edition of Macrobius's Saturnalia for the Loeb Classical Library, which will be followed by an edition for the Oxford Classical Texts series. His commentary on Cicero's Pro Sestio appeared in Summer 2006
His book Guardians of Language: The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity was awarded the Goodwin Award of Merit in 1991. In May 2007 he received Princeton's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the Humanities.
- Guardians of Language: The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity (Berkeley 1988)
- The Tradition of the Text of the “Aeneid” in the Ninth Century (New York 1991)
- Studies on the Text of Suetonius "De Grammaticis et Rhetoribus" (Atlanta 1992)
- Suetonius: "De Grammaticis et Rhetoribus" (text, translation, commentary: Oxford 1995)
- Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome (Oxford 2005)
- Cicero: The Speech on Behalf of Publius Sestius (Oxford 2006).