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Joshua D. Sosin, Associate Professor of Classical Studies and History

Joshua D. Sosin
Contact Info:
Office Location:  229A Allen Building
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:

Teaching (Spring 2015):

  • GREEK 582S.01, GREEK EPIGRAPHY Synopsis
    Allen 229, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • CLST 283.01, GREEK HISTORY Synopsis
    TBA, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as HISTORY 230.10)
Office Hours:

Mon 0800-1000 and any time you find me, in Allen 229A or Bostock 2nd floor (DC3)

Ph.DDuke University2000
BA, summa cum laudeMary Washington College1994
Research Interests:

Digital humanities. History from documents; epigraphy, papyrology, numismatics, palaeography. Athenian law. Economic history; economics of Greek and Roman religion; money, land, and the state; banking; civic finance. Latin poetry, especially satire; literary allusion; ancient scholia and commentaries.


Associate Editor, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies

Co-Director, Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri

Co-PI, Duke component of the Advanced Papyrological Information System

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Joanne Fairhurst  
  • Chad E Austino  
  • T. Ephraim Lytle  
  • John Bauschatz  
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. John F. Oates, Roger S. Bagnall, Sarah J. Clackson, Alexandra A. O’Brien, Joshua D. Sosin, Terry G. Wilfong, and Klaas A. Worp, Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets (2001), David Brown
  2. Unwelcome Dedications: Public Law and Private Religion in Hellenistic Laodicea by the Sea, Classical Quarterly, vol. 55 (2005), pp. 130-139
  3. Alexanders and Stephanephoroi at Delphi, Classical Philology, vol. 99 (2004), pp. 191-208
  4. Grain for Delos, Museum Helveticum, vol. 60 (2003), pp. 65-79
  5. Grain for Andros, Hermes, vol. 130 (2002), pp. 131-145
  6. Accounting and Endowments, Tyche: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik., vol. 16 (2001), pp. 161-175 (appeared 2003.)
  7. Ausonius’ Juvenal and the Winstedt Fragment, Classical Philology, vol. 95 (2000), pp. 199-206
  8. Lucretius, Seneca and Persius 1.1-2, Transactions of the American Philological Association, vol. 129 (1999), pp. 281-299

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