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Grant R. Parker, Hunt Family Assistant Professor of Classical Studies and History

Grant R. Parker

Please note: Grant has left the "Classical Studies" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

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Office Location:  228 Allen Bldg
Email Address: send me a message

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Available by appointment only

PhDPrinceton University1999
MAPrinceton University1997
Visiting student and member of Graduiertenkolleg Textüberlieferung und WissenschaftsgeschichteUniversity of Hamburg, Germany1997
MA with distinctionUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa1991
BAUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa1988
BAUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa1987

Research Interests: Roman literary/cultural studies

Current projects: The Making of Roman India (book MS), The afterlife of obelisks

Roman imperial culture, particularly relating to literary texts; Reception of classical texts, objects, ideas

Areas of Interest:

Latin literature
Roman material culture


obelisks • exoticism • reception

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Work in progress: Book Manuscript, The Making of Roman India, in Book manuscript of c. 100,000 words undergoing revision and polishing (forthcoming, February 2005), under contract with Cambridge University Press
  2. Work in Progress: Book Project:, The Afterlife of Obelisks. Case-studies in the Roman appropriation of Egyptian obelisks (2005)
  3. Work in Progress: Edited Books:, Ancient India and its Wider World, edited with Carla Sinopoli, edited by reviewed and under consideration with Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan (2005)
  4. Moments in the Mediterranean: a reader in Mediterranean history, edited by miriam cooke, (projected completion, summer 2005), prospectus with sections under review with Duke University Press
  5. Topographies of taste: Indian textiles and Mediterranean contexts, edited by Alka Patel, Ars Orientalis, vol. 34 (Submitted, forthcoming) (forthcoming.)
Conferences Organized

  • Power and paideia in late antiquity, Convener, 2002/03  

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