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Dr. Rachel Bruzzone


Rachel Bruzzone received her PhD in Classics in 2012 from the University of Virginia, with a focus on Ancient Greek literature. Her dissertation studied one of the first Ancient Greek historians, Thucydides, and his representation of civic character during the devastating Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE). She has published on both Greek and Latin literature, but is especially interested in the Ancient Greek portrayal of abstract political entities such as states or warfare. Some of her recent publications have appeared in Classical Philology, Classical Quarterly, and Greek, Roman and Byzantine studies. She has also presented work at the Society for Classical Studies in the United States, the Classical Association in England, and Metageitnia in Germany and Austria. She greatly enjoys introducing students to the diversity and creativity of thought in the Ancient Mediterranean.