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William Johnson, Divisional Dean of Humanities

William Johnson
Contact Info:
Office Location:  236 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2082
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page:   http://www.profwilliamjohnson.com

Office Hours:

Office hours only appointment, on Zoom

Ph.D. Yale University 1992
M.A. in Greek Literature University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1981
BA in English Literature & Latin Literature Oberlin College 1978
Research Interests:

Greek historiography; Greek and Roman literature and cultural history; ancient books and readers; ancient music; literary papyri

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Johnson, W, Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome, edited by Johnson, WA; Parker, H (2009), pp. 1-448, Oxford University Press [doi[abs] [author's comments].
  2. Johnson, WA, Bookrolls and scribes in oxyrhynchus (January, 2003), pp. 1-414, University of Toronto Press [abs] [author's comments].
  3. Johnson, WA, The Oxyrhynchus Distributions in America: Papyri and Ethics, BASP (2012).
  4. Johnson, WA, Libraries and Reading Culture in the High Empire, in Ancient Libraries, edited by Woolf, G (2013), Cambridge University Press.
  5. Johnson, WA, Pliny Epistle. 9.36 and Demosthenes' Cave, Classical World, vol. 106 no. 4 (2013), pp. 665-668 [abs].
  6. Johnson, WA, Cicero and Tyrannio: Mens addita videtur meis aedibus (ad Atticum iv.8.2), Classical World, vol. 105 no. 4 (2012), pp. 471-477 [doi[abs].
  7. Johnson, WA, Teaching the Children How to Read: The Syllabary, Classical Journal, vol. 103 no. 4 (2010), pp. 445-463, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Inc (CAMWS) [doi].
  8. Johnson, WA, The Ancient Book, in The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology, edited by Bagnall, R (2009), Oxford University Press.
  9. Johnson, WA, Hesiod's Theogony: Reading the Proem as a Priamel, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, vol. 46 no. 3 (2008), pp. 231-235.
  10. Johnson, WA, The Posidippus Papyrus: Bookroll and Reader, in The New Posidippus: A Hellenistic Poetry Book, edited by Gutzwiller, K (2005), Oxford University Press.
  11. Johnson, WA, Reading cultures and education, in Reading Between the Lines: New Perspectives on Foreign Language Literacies, edited by Patrikis, P (2002), Yale University Press.
  12. Johnson, WA, New instrumental music from Graeco-Roman Egypt, Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists, vol. 37 (2000), pp. 17-36 (Appeared 2001.).
  13. Johnson, WA, Musical Evenings in the Early Empire: New Evidence from a Greek Papyrus with Musical Notation, Journal of Hellenic Studies, vol. 120 (2000), pp. 57-85, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi[abs].
  14. Johnson, WA, Toward a sociology of reading in classical antiquity, American Journal of Philology, vol. 121 (2000), pp. 593-627 (Appeared 2001. Winner of the 2000 Gildersleeve Prize..).
  15. Johnson, WA, Dramatic Frame and Philosophic Idea in Plato, The American Journal of Philology, vol. 119 (1998), pp. 577-598.
  16. Johnson, WA, Oral Performance and the Composition of Herodotus' Histories, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, vol. 35 (1994), pp. 229-254 (appeared Fall 1995.).

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