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John H. Starks, Jr.

Assistant Professor of Classics

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John Starks received his Ph.D. in Classics with Historical Emphasis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 with a dissertation entitled 'Actresses in the Roman World.' His research interests include Greek and Roman theater history and performance, ethnicity of the 'other,' esp. Africa, in the classical Mediterranean world, Latin historiography, Greek and Latin biography, Latin oratory, and Latin epigraphy. He enjoys teaching all levels of the Latin language and courses in translation on various topics in ancient theater, social history, political and rhetorical thought, and gender and ethnicity.

Contact Information

Telephone: (607) 777-4524


Office:  LT 1116

Recent Publications

Current Projects


Actresses in the Greek and Roman Worlds: An Analytical Register, contract with Cambridge University Press.


"Plautus and Terence in their Performance Context (Actors, Costumes, Stage)," chapter in Michael Fontaine & Adele Scafuro, edd. The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Comedy. Oxford USA.

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Last Updated: 9/15/14