Forthcoming Sather Professors

Year Professor University
2021-2022
Emily Gowers
University of Cambridge
2022-2023
Greg Woolf
Institute of Classical Studies, London
2023-2024
Victoria Wohl
University of Toronto
2024-2025
Yopie Prins
University of Michigan

Past Sather Professors

Year/Semester Incumbent Lecture Topic Publication
2019-2020
Josiah Ober
The Greeks and the Rational: The Discovery of Practical Reason
Not yet published
2018-2019
Jack L. Davis
A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation
Not yet published
2017-2018
Maurizio Bettini
City of the Spoken Word: Orality and the Foundations of Roman Culture
Not yet published
2016-2017
Mary Margaret McCabe
Seeing and Saying: Plato on Virtue and Knowledge
Not yet published
2015-2016
Philip Hardie
Classicism and Christianity in Late Antique Latin Poetry

Classicism and Christianity in Late Antique Latin Poetry (Sather 74, 2019)

2014-2015
Richard P. Martin
Comic Community: Laughter and Loathing in Athens
Not yet published
2013-2014
François Lissarrague
Panta Kala: Heroic Warriors and the Aesthetics of Weaponry in Greek Art
Not yet published
2012-2013
Robert Parker
Greek Gods Abroad

Greek Gods Abroad: Names, Natures, and Transformations (Sather 72, 2017)

2011-2012
Nicholas Purcell
Venal Histories: The Character, Limits, and Historical Importance of Buying and Selling in the Ancient World
Not yet published
2010-2011
Alessandro Barchiesi
The War for Italia: Conflict and Collective Memory in Vergil's Aeneid
Not yet published
2009-2010
Heinrich von Staden
The Scientific Lives of Animals: Ancient Greece and Rome

Not yet published

2008-2009
Mary Beard
Roman Laughter

Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up (Sather 71, 2014)

2007-2008
Helene P. Foley
Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the U.S. Stage

Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage (Sather 70, 2012)

2006-2007
Tonio Hölscher
"Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome"

Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome: Between Art and Social Reality (Sather 73, 2018)

2005-2006
Roger Bagnall
"Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East"

Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East (Sather 69, 2011)

2004-2005
David Sedley
"Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity"

Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity (Sather 66, 2008)

2003-2004
Denis Feeney
"Charts of Roman Time: The Uses of Time in the Formation of Roman Culture"

Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History (Sather 65, 2007)

2002-2003
Fergus Millar
"A Greek Roman Empire: Power, Belief and Reason under Theodosius II (A.D. 408-450)"

A Greek Roman Empire: Power and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450) (Sather 64, 2006)

2001-2002
Gregory Nagy
"Homer the Classic"

Homer the Preclassic (Sather 67, 2011)