Christopher Francese
Asbury J. Clarke Professor of Classical Studies, Dickinson College

My main fields of specialty are the Latin language, Roman literature, and Greek mythography, interests that are reflected in three books I have written or co-authored: Ancient Rome: An Anthology of Sources, written with Scott Smith (Hackett, 2014), Ancient Rome in So Many Words (Hippocrene, 2007), and Parthenius of Nicaea and Roman Poetry (Peter Lang, 2001). These days my main scholarly activity is being the project director of Dickinson College Commentaries, a series of online multimedia editions of classical texts. Marc Mastrangelo and I conceived of the DCO project while attending a panel at the January 2014 APA meeting, “Classics and Reaction: Modern China Confronts the Ancient West,” organized by Walter Scheidel and Shadi Bartsch, with talks from Michael Puett and various Chinese-born classicists, including Jinyu Liu. It was an "aha!" moment for us, realizing how the approach we had been taking in DCC had the potential to invigorate and globaize the study of classics in new and powerful ways.That so many superb scholars have gotten involved in the project is a source of great joy to me, and I cannot wait to see how it develops in the coming years.


Asbury J. Clarke Professor of Classical Studies, Dickinson College
Professor of Classical Studies, DePauw University, Distinguished Guest Professor at Shanghai Normal University
Professor of Classical Studies, Dickinson College

Advisory Board

Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics, University of Chicago
Professor of History, Shanghai Normal University
Davidson Kennedy Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History, Harvard University
Dickason Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University

Editorial Board

Assistant Prof. of Ancient Greek History, Zhejiang University
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Zhejiang University
Professor of History/Classics, Chair of the History Department, Fudan University
Assistant Professor of English Literature, Peking University
Associate Professor, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations Northeast Normal University
Assistant Professor of History/Classics, Nanjing University
Professor of History/Classics, Renmin University
Professor of Classics, Northeast Normal University, Director, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations
Professor of History, Fudan University

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University of New Hampshire

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