Ralph M. Rosen

Professor of Classical Studies and Undergraduate Chair
Rose Family Endowed Term Professor
Contact Information
Office Address: 
292 Claudia Cohen Hall
Email Address: 
Education: 
Ph.D. (Classical Philology) Harvard University, 1983 B.A. (Greek and Latin) Swarthmore College, 1977
Research and Teaching Interests: 
Greek literature and intellectual history Ancient comic and satirical poetic genres Ancient medicine, Galen
Selected Publications: 
Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire (Oxford U. Press, 2007). Old Comedy and the Iambographic Tradition (APA American Classical Studies 19, 1988). Offprints for most of my published articles can be found on my academia.edu page; see CV link below for complete list
Work in Progress: 
Various projects on Hippocrates, Galen, Aristophanes and Old Comedy. Feel free to email me for more detail.
Other Professional Activity: 
Co-founder and former Director of Penn's Center for Ancient Studies, 1996 - present. Co-organizer (with Ineke Sluiter, Professor of Greek at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands) of the biennial Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values, 2000–2011. Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, School of Arts and Sciences (2008-13). Director 'at large', American Philological Association (2013-15) President, Society for Ancient Medicine and Pharmacy (2012-14) 
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