Assistant Professor of Classics
Primary Academic Program: Classical Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, Literature
Biography:Robert Cioffi’s research interests include Greek literature, travel and ethnography in the ancient world, the history of the novel, Greek and Roman religion, Greek and Egyptian cultural interactions, and papyrology. He teaches Greek and Latin at all levels, as well as courses in translation on topics such as Greek mythology, introductory Greek history and culture, and the invention of difference in the ancient world. He is the author of articles, reviews, and encyclopedia entries published in Oxford Handbooks Online, Journal of Hellenic Studies, Ancient Narrative, Mnemosyne, Gnomon, and The Virgil Encyclopedia, among others. In addition to his scholarly publications, he is a contributor to the London Review of Books. Honors and awards include: Loeb Classical Library Fellowship, Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowship, Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, and Clarendon Fund Fellowship at Oxford. He previously served as lecturer in the Department of Classics at Dartmouth College.
BA, Harvard University; MSt, Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures, University of Oxford; PhD, Harvard University. At Bard: 2013–15, 2016– .
- Research Interests: Greek literature; travel and ethnography in the ancient world; the history of the novel; Greek and Roman religion; Greek and Egyptian cultural interactions; papyrology