Bard Faculty

Robert L. Cioffi

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Classical Studies, Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures


B.A., Harvard University; M.St. Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literatures, University of Oxford; Ph.D., Harvard University. Specialized training in Demotic Egyptian and papyrology. Articles, reviews, and encyclopedia entries published in Mnemosyne, Ancient Narrative (forthcoming), BMCR (forthcoming), and The Virgil Encyclopedia (October 2013). He has presented at conferences throughout the United States on such subjects as Poliziano’s use of ancient sources and epiphanic language in the Greek novels. Honors and awards include the Derek Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (awarded four times) and Clarendon Fund Fellowship at Oxford, among others. At Bard: 2013–2015.


Teaching Interests: Greek and Latin language and literature; Greek religion; Greek prose fiction; Greco-Egyptian literature; Greek tragedy; ethnicity and identity in the ancient novel; narratology; papyrology


Phone: 845-758-7283