James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics; Director, Classical Studies Program
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Classical Studies, Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures
Area of Specialization: History, esp. Herodotus, Alexander the Great
B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Princeton University. Taught at Fordham University, Cornell University. Fellowships and awards: junior fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies; Guggenheim Fellowship; Birkelund Fellowship at the Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars, New York Public Library. Books include Herodotus
(in the Yale Hermes series, 1998) and Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire
(Knopf, 2011). Editor of the volume The Landmark Arrian
in the distinguished Landmark Ancient Histories series. (1990–96, 2000–02) Associate Professor of Classics;
(2002– ) James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics.