Affiliated Faculty

Nicholas Cahill

Nicholas D. Cahill

Professor of Art History (Berkeley, Ph.D. 1991)
Ancient Greek archaeology and art history
Phone: 608-263-8980
Office: 220 Elvehjem Museum of Art

Professor Cahill's areas of research and teaching include Greek and Roman art, Near Eastern art; Greek city planning and social organization; Archaic Greece; Anatolia; Interrelations between Greece and the Near East; Achaemenid Persia; Greek epigraphy.
Emily Fletcher

Emily Fletcher

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (University of Toronto, Ph.D. 2012)
Ancient Greek Philosophy
Phone: 608-263-3700
Office: 5173 Helen C. White Hall

Professor Fletcher’s research interests lie primarily in Ancient Greek Philosophy, especially ethics and moral psychology. She is currently working on several articles on pleasure and the good life in Plato’s Philebus, as well as a project on disease and the relationship between the soul and the body in Plato’s Timaeus. Her article "Plato on Pure Pleasure and the Best Life" is forthcoming in Phronesis.

Paula Gottlieb

Paula Gottlieb

Professor of Philosophy (Cornell, Ph.D. 1988)
Ancient Greek Philosophy; Ethics
Phone: 608-263-0253
Office: 5161 Helen C. White

Professor Gottlieb’s research concerns ancient Greek philosophy, especially issues in Aristotle’s ethics and metaphysics. Her work includes a book-length analysis of and commentary on Books I and II of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics for Project Archelogos (2001), “The Practical Syllogism” in The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics ed. Richard Kraut (Blackwell, 2006), a recent book The Virtue of Aristotle’s Ethics (Cambridge, 2009, pbk 2012) and the chapter on Aristotle’s Ethics for the Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics ed. Roger Crisp (Oxford, forthcoming, 2013). She is writing another book, tentatively entitled "Aristotle on Reason and Feeling", for Cambridge University Press. She also writes the entry on Aristotle on non-contradiction for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (last updated, 2011). She is currently Central Divisional Representative to the Board of Officers of the American Philosophical Association.
Daniel Kapust

Daniel Kapust

Associate Professor of Political Science (UW-Madison, PhD 2005)
Roman political thought, rhetoric and political theory
Phone: 608-263-9429
Office: 110 North Hall

Professor Kapust is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests focus on the history of political thought, especially Roman, Florentine, early modern, and 18th century political thought, along with rhetoric, democratic theory, and the republican tradition. His book, Republicanism, Rhetoric, and Roman Political Thought: Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. He has published articles in the Journal of Politics, Political Studies, History of Political Thought, Journal of the History of Ideas, the European Journal of Political Theory, and Political Theory, in addition to several book chapters. Daniel is currently working on a second book project dealing with flattery and political theory, and he offers courses in rhetoric and political theory and the history of political thought. 

Marc Kleijwegt

Marc Kleijwegt

Professor of History (Leiden, Ph.D. 1991)
Roman and Greek History
Phone: (608)263-2528
Office: 5121 Mosse Humanities

Professor Kleijwegt's specializations are Social History; Epigraphy; The Ancient Novel; The Cities and Communities of Roman Italy and the Western Provinces. His research and teaching interests include The Ancient Novel; Childhood; Slavery; Freedmen; Gladiators; Food. In general, Professor Kleijwegt uses a variety of source material to describe and analyze the history of mentalities of the Greco-Roman world. He is currently interested in the Identity(ies) of the Roman Freedman.
Leonora Neville

Leonora Neville

John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Professor of Byzantine History (Princeton, Ph.D. 1998)
Roman Empire (the Byzantine Empire) in the ninth through twelfth centuries
Phone: (608) 263-1814
Office: 4106 Mosse Humanities

Professor Neville studies eleventh and twelfth century Byzantine culture and society, particularly historiography, religion, and how performances of culturally normative behaviors functioned to create and constrict freedom and authority in Byzantine society. She is the author of Authority in Byzantine Provincial Society, 950-1100 (Cambridge, 2004) and Heroes and Romans in Twelfth-Century Byzantium: the Material for History of Nikephoros Bryennios (Cambridge 2012). She is currently working on a guide to Byzantine historiography designed to help open the field to classicists. She teaching courses on Byzantine history, Late Antiquity, Byzantine gender, and historiography.
Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor

John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek History (University of Cambridge, Ph.D.)
Greek socio-economic history, Athenian democracy, epigraphic culture (particularly of non-elite groups)
Phone: (608)263-2339
Office: 5122 Mosse Humanities

Claire Taylor is an historian of the ancient Greek world, specializing in the social, political and economic history of fifth- and fourth-century BCE Athens. Her research focuses on the lived experience of marginalized peoples and the evidence they left behind. Her main project examines poverty in fourth-century Athens, but she has also published work on ancient graffiti, political participation and female friendship.