Sunday, December 07, 2008

Brent Shaw, Princeton

Phone: 609-258-6604


BA: University of Alberta '68; MA: University of Alberta '71; PhD: Cambridge
University '78

Professor Shaw works on and teaches the history of the high and later
Roman empire. His main regional focus is the North African provinces
of the empire.
He has also worked and published on the demography and social history
of the Roman family. His current research interest is the problem of
sectarian violence in Christian communities in Africa in the age of Augustine.
He has published articles in all of these areas and, more recently, a
sourcebook on Spartacus and the Slave Wars. He is also currently
involved in the first volume of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart,
a new world history
text that is being written by faculty in the Department of History at

Recent articles:

“War and Violence,” [in] G. W. Bowerwock, Peter Brown & Oleg Grabar eds., Late
Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World, Cambridge, Mass. – London,
Harvard University Press (1999), pp. 130-69 [revised version [in] G. W.
Bowersock, Peter Brown & Oleg Grabar eds., Interpreting Late Antiquity:
Essays on the Postclassical World, Harvard, Havard University Press (2001),

“The Seasonal Birthing Cycle of Roman Women,” chap. 2 [in] W. Scheidel ed.,

Debating Roman Demography, Leiden, Brill (2000), pp. 83-110

“Rebels and Outsiders,” chapter 11 [in] A. K. Bowman, P. D. A. Garnsey &
D. Rathbone eds., The Cambridge Ancient History, vol. 11: The High
Empire, A.D. 70-192, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000,
pp. 361-403.

“Raising and Killing Children: Two Roman Myths,” Mnemosyne: A Journal of
Classical Studies vol. 54 (2001), pp. 31-77

“Challenging Braudel: A New Vision of the Mediterranean,” Journal of Roman
Archaeology, vol. 14 (2001), pp. 19-53 [review article of P. Horden & N.
Purcell, The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History, Oxford,
Blackwell, 2000]

“Räuberbanden,” [in] Der Neue Pauly: Enzyklopädie der Antike, vol. 10 (Stuttgart-
Weimar, 2001), cols. 758-63

“’With Whom I Lived’: Measuring Roman Marriage,” Ancient Society, vol. 32 (2002),
pp. 195-242

“Judicial Nightmares and Christian Memory,” Journal of Early Christian Studies,
vol. 11 (2003), pp. 533-63

“A Peculiar Island: Maghrib and Mediterranean,” Mediterranean Historical Review,
vol. 18 (2003), pp. 93-125

“Who Were the Circumcellions?” chap. 11 [in] A. H. Merrills ed., Vandals,
Romans and Berbers: New Perspectives on Late Antique Africa (London,
Variorum, 2004), pp. 227-58

“Seasonal Mortality in Imperial Rome and the Mediterranean: Three Problem
Cases,” chap. 4 [in] Glenn R. Storey ed., Urbanism in the Preindustrial World:
Cross-Cultural Approaches (Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama Press,
2006), pp. 86-109

Brent Shaw

Bob Kaster, Princeton

Phone: 609-258-3963
Web site:


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.

Numerous articles and reviews on Roman education, literature, and cultural psychology: an archive of downloadable post-prints in PDF format is available through Professor Kaster's personal website.

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Harriet I. Flower, Princeton

Phone: 609-258-5572


B.A. University College, Oxford ’83, Ph.D. Penn ’93.

Professor Flower is teaching and writing about Roman social and cultural history, with a special emphasis on material culture. Her previous research has focussed on various facets of the study of memory and of spectacle in Roman culture, notably during the Republic. She has published Ancestor Masks and Aristocratic Power in Roman Culture and The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture as well as many articles. She is the editor of Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic. Her current research is a book on the city of Rome during the Republic.


The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture, (University of North
Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, Studies in the History of Greece and Rome, eds. P. J. Rhodes, R.
Osborne, and R. J. A. Talbert). 2006.

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic, (ed). H. I. Flower (Cambridge, 2004).

Ancestor Masks and Aristocratic Power in Roman Culture, (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996,
paperback edition 1999).

Roman Women: Selected Readings, (Providence, Rhode Island, 1986), a Latin reader published
through a grant from the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities.

Recent Articles:

"Spectacle and Political Culture in the Republic," in H. I. Flower (ed.), The Cambridge
Companion to the Roman Republic (Cambridge, 2004) 322-43.

Book Review: BMCR 2003.12.20: Egon Flaig, Ritualisierte Politik. Zeichen, Gesten und
Herrschaft im Alten Rom. Historische Semantik Band 1 (Göttingen, 2003).

"Memories of Marcellus: History and Memory in Roman Republican Culture," in Formen
römischer Geschichtsschreibung von den Anfängen bis Livius: Gattungen – Autoren - Kontexte,
edited by U. Eigler, U. Gotter, N. Luraghi, U. Walter (Darmstadt 2003), 1-17.

"Were Women ever 'Ancestors' in Republican Rome?" in Images of Ancestors, ed. J. Munk Højte,
Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity 5, University of Aarhus Press, (Aarhus, Denmark,
2002), 157-82.

"Roman Historical Drama and Nero on Stage," a commentary on P. Kragelund, "Historical
Drama in Ancient Rome: Republican Flourishing and Imperial Decline?" Symbolae Osloenses 77
(2002), 68-72.

"Rereading the Senatus Consultum de Bacchanalibus of 186 BC: Gender Roles in the Roman
Middle Republic," in Oikistes: Essays in Honor of A. J. Graham, edited by Vanessa B. Gorman
and Eric W. Robinson, (Leiden, 2002), 79-98.

Review of C. W. Hedrick Jr., History and Silence. Purge and Rehabilitation of Memory in Late
Antiquity (Austin, TX, 2000), Classical Journal 97 no. 2 (December 2001-January 2002), 207-

"A Tale of Two Monuments: Domitian, Trajan, and some Praetorians at Puteoli (AE 1973, 137),"
American Journal of Archaeology 105.4 (2001), 625-48.

"Fabula de Bacchanalibus: the Bacchanalian Cult of the Second Century BC and Roman
Drama," in G. Manuwald (ed.), Identität und Alterität in der frührömischen Tragödie (Identitäten
und Alteritäten, vol. 3, Altertumswissenschaftliche Reihe vol. 1, Würzburg, 2000), 23-35.

"Damnatio Memoriae and Epigraphy," in E. R. Varner, (ed.) From Caligula to Constantine:
Tyranny and Transformation in Roman Portraiture (Atlanta, 2000) 58-69, the catalogue of an
exhibition at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, (Fall 2000), and at the Yale
University Art Gallery (Spring 2001).

"The Tradition of the Spolia Opima: Marcus Claudius Marcellus and Augustus," Classical
Antiquity 19.1 (2000), 34-64.

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Andrew Feldherr, Princeton

Phone: 609-258-3953


Professor Feldherr graduated from Princeton in 1985 and received his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1991. He is the author of Spectacle and Society in Livy's History (Berkeley, 1998) as well as articles on Vergil, Ovid, and Catullus and is currently at work on a book exploring the political aspects of fictionality in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Teaching interests include Roman Drama and Satire, as well as Roman Cultural History.

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Denis Feeney, Princeton

Phone: 609-258-7060

B.A., M.A. Auckland University ’76; D. Phil. Oxford University ’82

Professor Feeney teaches in the area of Latin poetry in particular, and has published two books on the interaction between Roman literature and religion (The Gods in Epic; Literature and Religion at Rome), with another on Roman representations of time (Caesar's Calendar). He is currently working on a book tentatively entitled Roman Horizons, on the way the Romans modernised themselves in the third and second centuries BCE.


The Gods in Epic: Poets and Critics of the Classical Tradition (Oxford University
Press, 1991)

Literature and Religion at Rome: Cultures, Contexts, and Beliefs (Cambridge
University Press, 1998) trans. Claudio Salone, ed. Piergiorgio Parroni, Letteratura e religione nell’antica
Roma: culture, contesti e credenze (Salerno Editrice, Rome, 1999)

Caesar’s Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History (University of
California Press, forthcoming, May 2007)

Recent Articles:

‘Leaving Dido: the appearance(s) of Mercury and the motivations of Aeneas’, in
A Woman Scorn’d: Responses to the Dido Myth, ed. M. Burden (London, 1998),

‘Epic violence, epic order: Killings, catalogues, and the role of the reader in
Aeneid 10’, in Reading Vergil’s Aeneid: An Interpretive Guide, ed. Christine
Perkell (Oklahoma, 1999), 178-94

‘Mea tempora: Patterning of time in Ovid’s Metamorphoses’, in P. Hardie, A.
Barchiesi and S. Hinds (eds.), Ovidian Transformations: Essays on Ovid’s
Metamorphoses and its reception (Cambridge Philological Society,
Supplementary vol. 23, Cambridge, 1999), 13-30

‘The odiousness of comparisons: Horace on Synkrisis’, in M. Paschalis (ed.),
volume on Horace, forthcoming, University of Crete

‘Una cum scriptore meo: poetry, principate, and the traditions of literary history
in the Epistle to Augustus’, in T. Woodman and D. Feeney (eds.), Traditions and
Contexts in the Poetry of Horace, forthcoming, Cambridge University Press

‘Introduction’, in Ovid: Metamorphoses. A New Verse Translation, tr. D.
Raeburn (Penguin, 2004), xiii-xxxvi

‘Interpreting sacrificial ritual in Roman poetry: disciplines and their models’, in
A. Barchiesi, J. Rüpke and S. Stephens (eds.), Rituals in Ink: A Conference on
Religion and Literary Production in Ancient Rome held at Stanford University in
February 2002 (Stuttgart, 2004), 9-29

‘Tenui…latens discrimine: spotting the differences in Statius’ Achilleid’,
Materiali e Discussioni 52 (2004), 85-105

‘The beginnings of a literature in Latin’, Journal of Roman Studies 95 (2005),
226-40 (Review Article of W. Suerbaum (ed.), Handbuch der lateinischen
Literatur der Antike. Erster Band: Die archaische Literatur. Von den Anfängen
bis zu Sullas Tod. Die vorliterarische Periode und die Zeit von 240 bis 78 v. Chr.
(Handbuch der Altertumswissenschaft VIII.1, Munich, 2002))

‘Two Virgilian acrostics: certissima signa?’, with Damien Nelis, Classical
Quarterly 55 (2005), 644-6

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Edward Champlin, Princeton

Phone: 609-258-3959

B.A. Toronto ’70, D.Phil. Oxford ’76.

Professor Champlin works
on Roman social and literary history of the late Republic and early
Empire, and on Roman law. His books include Fronto and Antonine
; Final Judgments: Duty and Emotion in Roman Wills;
and Nero. He is currently interested in the uses of myth
in Roman public and private life.

Other Publications:

“Phaedrus the Fabulous”, Journal of Roman Studies 95 (2005) 97-123

Yelena Baraz, Princeton University

Phone: 609-258-3956

B.A. Brooklyn College, CUNY '97; Ph.D. UC Berkeley '04.

Professor Baraz specializes in Latin literature and Roman culture. She is interested in how literary texts shape, and are in turn shaped by, social and cultural forces. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Cicero's Philosophical Politics that locates the body of philosophical work Cicero produced in the 40s BCE under Caesar's dictatorship in its historical and cultural context. She is also working on a new project that explores the meaning of pride and related concepts in Roman society (a paper on this subject is forthcoming in "Kakos": Badness in Classical Antiquity, Ralph Rosen and Ineke Sluiter, edd., Brill 2008).

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