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"I found the MLA program when I was working in the editorial department of the New Jersey Star Ledger, New Jersey's biggest newspaper. The paper started downsizing, and I saw that I needed to reinvent myself as a print journalist and expand my skills. I came across the MLA program on Penn's website and instantly liked that it was both research-driven and interdisciplinary.

Walter Licht is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Education 

  • FAAR 2006-2007
  • PhD, Classics and Comparative Literature, Yale University, 2001
  • Master of Philosophy, English Renaissance Literature, Corpus Christi College Oxford, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Literae Humaniores, Classical Literature and Philosophy, Balliol College Oxford, 1994

Research and teaching interests

Research and teaching interests 

  • Hellenistic and Roman Near East
  • Jewish history in the Greco-Roman period
  • Late Classical Greece
  • Interstate relations

Selected publications 

Education

  • PhD, Archaeology, Boston University, 1996 
  • Colburn Fellow, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1992–1993 
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1981

Research and teaching interests

  • Greek Bronze Age archaeology
  • Classical Archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Archaeometry

Current excavation

Research and teaching interests

  • Greek literature and intellectual history
  • Ancient comic and satirical poetic genres
  • Ancient medicine

Selected publications

  • Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire (Oxford U. Press, 2007)
  • Old Comedy and the Iambographic Tradition (APA American Classical Studies 19, 1988)

Work in progress

Education

  • PhD, Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, 1987
  • Master of Arts, Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Haverford College, 1978

Research and teaching interests 

  • Mediterranean archaeology
  • Roman art and archaeology
  • Archaeology of Anatolia

Current excavation

Research and teaching interests

Greek and Latin literature, especially Hellenistic poetry

Selected publications 

  • "The poetics of Aethalides: silence and poikilia in Apollonius' Argonautica," CQ 48 (1998) 456-469
  • "Unstable Geographies: The Moving Landscape in Apollonius' Argonautica and Callimachus' Hymn to Delos" TAPhA 130 (2000) 287-317

Recent courses

Education

  • PhD, Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classics, University of Cambridge 
  • AB, Classics, Harvard University

Research and teaching interests

  • Greek Literature, especially epic, tragedy and historiography 
  • Gender in classical culture 
  • Classical reception

Selected publications

Education

  • PhD, Classics, University of California, Berkeley, 2002 
  • Master of Arts, Greek, University of California, Berkeley, 1997 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classics and Linguistics, University of Canterbury, 1994

Research and teaching interests

  • Imperial Latin literature
  • Roman culture
  • Ancient philosophy
  • Reception studies

Selected publications

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