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Curriculum Vitae 
Kent J. Rigsby
Box 90103, Durham, NC 27708-0103

773-643-8222 (home) (email)


Society of Fellows, Harvard University , 1971
B.A. Yale University, 1966
M.A. University of Toronto (Canada), 1968

Professional Experience / Employment History

    Duke University
        Professor of Epigraphy and Ancient History, Department of Classical Studies, 1995-, emeritus 2006-
        Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, 1977-95
        Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, 1971-77

Visiting Positions

    Whitehead Professor, American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 2005/6



Rigsby, KJ; Bosnakis, D; Hallof, K. Inscriptiones Graecae XII.4.1 Inscriptiones Coi Insulae. .
Rigsby, KJ. Asylia Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World.  Univ of California Press, (1996) 660 pages.

   Papers Published

Rigsby, KJ. "A Litigant in Athens: Demosthenes 56." Classical quarterly  vol. 66 no. 01,   398-399. [doi]
Rigsby, KJ. "A Dancer in Syria." Hyperboreus  vol. 22   313-321.
Rigsby, KJ. "Some Agonistic Papyri." Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphik  vol. 200 Habelt  398-400.
Rigsby, KJ. "Alexander’s Lysimacheia: Anna Comnena 15.7.8." Historia  vol. 64   301-305. [repository]
Rigsby, K. "A Flood at Tarsus." Journal of Near Eastern Studies  vol. 73 no. 1,  (2014) 43-47. [repository], [doi]
Rigsby, KJ. "A Religious Association at Sardes." Ancient Society: journal of ancient history of the Greek, Hellenistic and Roman worlds  vol. 44  (2014) 1-23. [repository]
Rigsby, K. "Notes on Greek Inscriptions." ZPE  vol. 185  (2013) 137-142. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "Two Texts of the dioiketes Apollonius." Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists  vol. 48  (2010 [2011]) 131-139. [Gateway.cgi]
Rigsby, KJ. "The New Lamella from Pherae." Rheinisches Museum  vol. 154  (2011) 61-67. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "AEGINA AND MEGARA (IG IV.2(2) 750)." Classical Philology  vol. 105 no. 3,  (2010) 308-313. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
Rigsby, KJ. "Apollo and the Archons." Studies in Greek epigraphy and history in honor of Stephen V. Tracy. Edited by Reger, G; Ryan, FX; Winters, TF.  Ausonius Éditions (2010) 171-176. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "A Victory List from Cos." Nikephoros  vol. 23  (2010 [2012]) 171-174. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "Cos and the Milesian Didymeia." ZPE  vol. 175  (2010) 155-157. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "Merops the Founder: I.Olympia 53." ZPE  vol. 173  (2010) 89-90. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "The Schedule of the Eleusinia." Mnemosyne  vol. 63  (2010) 289-297. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "Notes on Sacred Laws." ZPE  vol. 170  (2009) 73-80.
Rigsby, KJ. "Hauranus the Epicurean." The Classical Journal  vol. 104  (2008) 19-21. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "A Greek Dedication at Sidon." Tyche  vol. 22  (2007) 143-150. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "The foundation of Datos." Historia: Zeitschrift fuer Alte Geschichte  vol. 56 no. 1,  (2007) 111-113. [Gateway.cgi]
Rigsby, KJ. "Notes on Greek Inscriptions." ZPE  vol. 161  (2007) 133-136.
Rigsby, KJ. "A New Greek Inscription from Troia." Studia Troica  vol. 17  (2007) 43-45.
Rigsby, KJ. "Agathopolis and Doulopolis." Epigraphica Anatolica  vol. 38  (2005) 109-115. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "Claudius at Delphi." ZPE  vol. 146  (2004) 99-100.
Rigsby, KJ. "Peregrinus in Armenia." Classical quarterly  vol. 54 no. 1,  (2004) 317-318. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
Rigsby, KJ. "A Greek Inscription from Troia, 2003." Studia Troica  vol. 14  (2004) 117-118.
Rigsby, KJ. "Theoroi for the Koan Asklepieia." Boreas  vol. 28 no. 9-14,  (2004) 9-14.
Rigsby, KJ. "Chrysogone’s Mother." Museum Helveticum  vol. 60  (2003) 60-64. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "A Jewish Asylum in Greco-Roman Egypt." Das antike Asyl. Edited by Dreher, M.  Böhlau Verlag (2003) 127-142. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ. "A Greek Inscription from Ilion, 2001." Studia Troica  vol. 12   275-277.
Rigsby, KJ. "Northwestern Greece and the Subscriptions from Magnesia." Ancient World  vol. 32  (2001) 183-189.
Rigsby, KJ. "Founding a Sarapeum." Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies  vol. 42  (2001) 117-124. [repository]
Rigsby, KJ; Klaus Hallof, . "Decrees of Inviolability for Kos." Chiron  vol. 31   333-345.
Rigsby, KJ. "A suppliant at Gerasa (Greek epigraphic evidence from the temple of Zeus-Olympius)." Phoenix  vol. 54 no. 1-2,  (2000) 99-106. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
Rigsby, KJ. "A Greek Inscription from Troia, 1998." Studia Troica  vol. 10  (2000) 97-98.
Rigsby, KJ. "A Roman Epigram for Asclepius." Zeitschr. f. Papyrologie u. Epigraphik  vol. 134  (2000) 107-108.
Rigsby, KJ. "Textual Notes on Epitaphs." Zeitschr. f. Papyrologie u. Epigraphik  vol. 133  (2000) 113-116.
Rigsby, KJ. "Greek Inscriptions from Ilion, 1997." Studia Troica  vol. 9  (1999) 347-352.
Rigsby, KJ. "Two Danubian Epitaphs." Zeitschr. f. Papyrologie u. Epigraphik  vol. 126  (1999) 175-176.
Rigsby, KJ. "Geographical Readings." EpigrAnat  vol. 30  (1998) 137-141.
RIGSBY, KJ. "GREEK AND LATIN INSCRIPTIONS IN THE MANISA-MUSEUM, VIENNA - ENGLISH, LYDIAN, GREEK AND LATIN - MALAY,H." The American Journal of Philology  vol. 117 no. 1,   167-169. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
Rigsby, KJ. "Craton’s Legacy." Epigraphica Anatolica  vol. 26  (1996) 137-139.
Rigsby, KJ. "Graecolatina." ZPE  vol. 113  (1996) 249-252.
Rigsby, KJ. "Missing Places." Classical Philology  vol. 91  (1996) 254-260.
Rigsby, KJ. "The Royal Letter from Saricam." Asia Minor Studien  vol. 17  (1995) 77-83.
Rigsby, KJ. "Graecolatina." ZPE  vol. 102  (1994) 191-193.
Rigsby, KJ. "Two Cretan Epitaphs." ZPE  vol. 83  (1990) 237-239.
Rigsby, KJ. "Two Inscriptions from Mysia." Hermes  vol. 117  (1989) 246-250.
Rigsby, KJ. "An Edict of Ptolemy I." Zeitschr. f. Papyrologie u. Epigraphik  vol. 72  (1988) 273-274.
Rigsby, KJ. "Provincia Asia." TAPA  vol. 108  (1988) 123-153.
Rigsby, KJ. "A Decree of Haliartus on Cult." AJP  vol. 108  (1987) 729-740.
Rigsby, KJ. "Phocians in Sicily: Thucydides 6.2." Classical Quarterly  vol. 37  (1987) 332-335.
RIGSBY, KJ. "MEGARA AND TRIPODISCUS." Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies  vol. 28 no. 1,  (1987) 93-102. [Gateway.cgi]
Rigsby, KJ. "Clio and Hermes: Languages in the Study of the Past." The Ram’s Horn [Dartmouth]  vol. 4  (1986) 5-11.
Rigsby, KJ. "Notes sur la Crète hellénistique." Revue des études grecques  vol. 99  (1986) 350-360.
Rigsby, KJ. "On the High Priest of Egypt." Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists  vol. 22  (1985) 279-289.
Rigsby, KJ. "Seleucid Notes." TAPA  vol. 110  (1980) 235-254.
Rigsby, KJ. "The Imperial Tetradrachms of Heliopolis." ANS Museum Notes  vol. 25  (1980) 59-61.
Rigsby, KJ. "Bacchon the Nesiarch on Delos." The American Journal of Philology  vol. 101 no. 2, JSTOR (1980) 194-194. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
Rigsby, KJ. "An Imperial Letter at Balbura." AJP  vol. 100  (1979) 401-407.
Rigsby, KJ. "The Era of the Province of Asia." Phoenix  vol. 33  (1979) 39-47.
Rigsby, KJ. "An Ephebic Inscription from Egypt." GRBS  vol. 19  (1978) 239-249.
Rigsby, KJ. "Sacred Ephebic Games at Oxyrhynchus." Chronique d’Egypte  vol. 52  (1977) 147-155.
Rigsby, KJ. "Cnossus and Capua." TAPA  vol. 106  (1976) 313-330.
Rigsby, KJ. "Teiresias as Magus in Oedipus Rex." GRBS  vol. 17  (1976) 109-114.
Rigsby, KJ. "A Hellenistic Inscription from Bargylia." GRBS  vol. 16  (1975) 403-409.
Rigsby, KJ. "Bibliography of the Works of C. Bradford Welles." AmerStudPap  vol. 1  (1966) ix-xxii.


Ma John, , Antiochus III and the cities of western Asia Minor (review). Classical Bulletin 77:2 (2001) 261-263. [Gateway.cgi]
RIGSBY, KJ, APHRODISIAS AND ROME - REYNOLDS,J. Phoenix 38:1 (1984) 102-104. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
RIGSBY, KJ, THE CHRISTIANS FOR CHRISTIANS INSCRIPTIONS OF PHRYGIA - GIBSON,E. Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 18:1-2  91-94. [Gateway.cgi]

Professional Service

  Service to the Profession

Editorial Board, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 1999 - present
American Research Center in Turkey, Secretary, January 1, 1998 - present

  Other Service

Editor, Greek Roman & Byzantine Studies, July 1, 1998 - present

Doctoral Theses Directed

Barbara Olsen, Women in the Linear B Tablets of Pylos and Knossos: Gender Construction and Cultural Difference, (2004)
Gil Renberg, “Commanded by the Gods”: An Epigraphical Study of Dreams and Visions in Greek and Roman Religious Life, (2003)
Joshua Sosin, Perpetual Endowments in the Hellenistic World, (2000)
Andrea Purvis, Founders and Innovators of Private Cults in Classical Greece, (1998)
James Francis, Asceticism and Authority in the Roman Empire: Society, Culture, and Deviance in the Second Century C.E., (1991)
Dennis Trout, Secular Renunciation and Social Action: Paulinus of Nola and Late Roman Society, (1989)
Leo Hodlofski, Character and Nomos in Thucydides’ Mytilene Debate and Antiphon’s On Truth, (1987)
Carolyn Pumphrey, Promoting a Saint: Studies in the Patronage of Cults in Gaul, V–VII ad Med., (1985)
David Brafman, The Arabic De Mundo: An Edition with Translation and Commentary, (1985)
Cheryl Cox, The Social and Political Ramifications of Athenian Marriages ca. 600–400 B.C., (1983)
Lucian Nerwinski, The Foundation Date of the Panhellenic Ptolemaea and Related Problems in Early Ptolemaic Chronology, (1981)
James Taylor, Seleucid Rule in Palestine, (1979)
Professional Affiliations

    American Philological Association
    Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
    Association Internationale d'Epigraphie Grecque et Latine

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