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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 (Fall 2015):

  • CLST 283.01, GREEK HISTORY Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 130, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as HISTORY 230.10)
    Allen 229, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
Office Hours:

Office hours by appt and any time you find me on campus
I am generally here (or Bostock 2nd floor) M-F 0600-1600
I read email M-F 0600-1600

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. Unwelcome Dedications: Public Law and Private Religion in Hellenistic Laodicea by the Sea, Classical Quarterly, vol. 55 (2005), pp. 130-139
  2. Alexanders and Stephanephoroi at Delphi, Classical Philology, vol. 99 (2004), pp. 191-208
  3. Grain for Delos, Museum Helveticum, vol. 60 (2003), pp. 65-79
  4. Grain for Andros, Hermes, vol. 130 (2002), pp. 131-145
  5. Accounting and Endowments, Tyche: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik., vol. 16 (2001), pp. 161-175 (appeared 2003.)
  6. Ausonius’ Juvenal and the Winstedt Fragment, Classical Philology, vol. 95 (2000), pp. 199-206
  7. Lucretius, Seneca and Persius 1.1-2, Transactions of the American Philological Association, vol. 129 (1999), pp. 281-299

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