Graduate Program


Yale Classics has trained many of the leaders of the profession both in this and past centuries. The Department has an excellent record of placing newly-minted Ph.D.'s in jobs both in the US and abroad. Several of our students have gone on to successful careers outside higher education, as well.
  • 2014
    Thomas Biggs, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
    A Roman Odyssey: Cultural Responses to the First Punic War from Andronicus to Augustus

    Christopher M. Simon, Fellow, Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, Munich
    Ancient Etymology and the Early History of Rome
  • 2013
    Thomas Beasley, Visiting Assistant Professor, Bucknell University
    Thucydides’ Oblique Self-Definitions
  • Leanna Boychenko, Visiting Assistant Professor, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
    Callimachus' Book of Hymns: Poet, Narrator, Voice
  • Sean Harrigan, Classics Fellow, Marlboro College
    Pindar’s Epinikia from Ritual to Reperformance
  • Jelle Stoop, Assistant Professor, University of Sydney
    Portraits and Pretense: Honorific Habits in Hellenistic Communities
  • 2012
    Martin Devecka, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
    Athens, Rome, Tenochtitlan: A Historical Sociology of Ruins
  • Jonathan Gnoza, teaching Latin and history at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, CT
    Isocrates in Italy
  • Jessica McCutcheon, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition, and culture, UBC
    Fear as Instability in Latin Epic Narrative
  • Nicholas Salazar, teaching Latin at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT
    Against Aphobus I & II: A Commentary
  • 2011
    William Brockliss, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    The Flower in Homeric Poetry
  • Graziela Byros, Adjunct Lecturer in Classics, Northwestern University
    Reconstructing Identities in Roman Dacia: Evidence from Religion
  • Noah Dion, Adjunct, Eastern Connecticut State University
    Genesis by the Book: Augustinian Literalism in the Latin Epic Hexaemeron and Milton’s Paradise Lost
  • John Oksanish, Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University
    Building the Principate: A Literary Study of Vitruvius’ de Architectura
  • Anke Rondholz, founder, Via Antiqua Travel GmbH (
    The Versatile Needle: Hosidius Geta’s Cento Medea and its Tradition
  • Caroline Stark, Assistant Professor, Howard University
    The Role of Knowledge in Ancient and Renaissance Conceptions of Man
  • 2010
    Tommaso Gazzarri, Assistant Professor, Union College
    Res sine Nomine. A Study of Theory and Practice of Metaphors in Seneca’s Epistulae Morales
  • Ornella Rossi,Editorial Assistant, I Tatti Renaissance Library and Mondadori
    Letters from far away: Ancient epistolary travel writing and the case of Cicero’s correspondence
  • Tristan Taylor, Associate Lecturer in Law
    University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
    Ideology and Usurpation in the Fourth Century 337-425 C.E. (in progress)
  • 2009
    Katherine Wasdin, Assistant Professor, George Washington University
    The Reluctant Bride: Greek and Roman Wedding
  • John Jacobs, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ
    Anne iterum capta repetentur Pergama Roma? The fall of Rome in the Punica
  • Ayelet Haimson-Lushkov, Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Austin
    The Culture of Authority: Narrative and the Roman Political Imagination
  • 2008
    Pramit Chaudhuri, Associate Professor, Dartmouth College
    Theomachy: Ethical Criticism and the Struggle for Authority in Epic and Tragedy
  • John Dillon, Independent scholar and professional academic translator/editor
    The Legislation of Constantine the Great: Justice, Administration, and Reform
  • 2007
    Edward Zarrow, High School Teacher, Boston
    The Image and Memory of Julius Caesar between Triumvirate and Principate (44 BCE–CE 14)
  • 2006
    Peter Mazur, Bard High School Early College, Queens, NY
    APATE: Deception in Archaic Greek Culture
  • Christopher van den Berg, Assistant Professor, Amherst College
    The Social Aesthetics of Tacitus’ Dialogus de Oratoribus
  • 2005
    Gregory Viggiano, Associate Professor, Sacred Heart University
    Unreported Speeches and Selection in Thucydides
  • 2004
    Serena Connolly, Associate Professor, Rutgers
    Access to Law in Late Antiquity: Status, Corruption, and the Evidence of the Codex Hermogenianus
  • Maria Rybakova, Assistant Professor of Classics and Humanities, San Diego State University (also a successful novelist)
    The Child-snatching Demons of Antiquity: Narrative Traditions, Psychology and Nachleben
  • 2003
    Akihiko Watanabe, Otsuma Women’s University, Tokyo
    Hippothoos the Lover, Bandit, and Friend: A Study of Elite Masculinity in the Novel
  • 2002
    Cristiana Sogno, Associate Professor, Fordham University
    Q. Aurelius Symmachus: A Political Career Between Senate and Court
  • Josiah Osgood, Associate Professor, Georgetown University
    The Missing Years: Italy 44–29 BC
  • 2001
    Emily Wilson, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
    “Why Do I Overlive?” Greek, Latin and English Tragic Survival
  • William Desmond, Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
    The Greek Praise of Poverty: A Genealogy of Early Cynicism
  • Genevieve Gessert, Associate Professor of Art & Archaeology and Classical Studies Coordinator, Hood College, Maryland
    Urban Spaces, Public Decoration, and Civic Identity in Ancient Ostia
  • Scott McGill, Associate Professor, Rice University, Houston
    Vergilius Alter: Studies in the Virgilian Cento
  • Daniel Berman, Associate Professor, Temple University
    Cultural Representation and the “Myth” of The Seven Against Thebes in Early Greek Narrative
  • David Berkey, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
    The Struggle of Hegemony: Greek Interstate Politics and Foreign Policy, 404–371 B.C.
  • 2000
    Caroline Quenemoen, Director of Fellowships and Undergraduate Research, Rice University
    The Architectural Significance of the House of Augustus
  • Robert Huitt, High School Teacher, Hamden High School
    Iustum Bellum: Augustine’s Attitude Toward War
  • Michael R. Estell, lawyer
    Poetry in War and War in Poetry: The Martial Role of Song and the Aesthetic Representation of War in Ancient Greece
  • 1999
    Helen Cullyer,Associate Program Officer, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    Greatness of Soul in Aristotle, Cicero, and Popular Morality
  • Joel Allen, Associate Professor, Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center
    Hostage-taking and Cultural Diplomacy In the Roman Empire
  • 1998
    Patrice Rankine, Dean for the Arts and Humanities, Hope College 
    Tragedy and Empire: Euripides’ Hecuba, Seneca’s Troades, and the Discourse of Civic Identity
  • Charles Weiss, Classics Language Teaching Officer, Cambridge University
    Literary Turns: The Representation of Conversion in Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi and Apuleius’ Metamorphoses
  • Randall McNeill, Associate Professor, Lawrence University
    Horace in the Mirror: Techniques of Address and Self-Presentation
  • Dan Solomon, Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University
    Lucretius and the Deception of Rome: Epicurean Linguistics & Epistemology in the De Rerum Natura
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