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Silvia Montiglio

MontiglioSilviaSILVIA MONTIGLIO, the Gildersleeve Professor of Classics, received her doctorate from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris in 1995, and served as a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, prior to joining Johns Hopkins Department of Classics in 2010.

Primarily a Hellenist, her research and teaching interests span several authors of both Greek and Roman literature and aspects of both cultures.

Professor Montiglio is the author of three books. The first, Silence in the Land of Logos, explores the meaning of silence in a variety of areas of the archaic and classical Greek world – for instance, religion, politics, public speaking and theatrical performances. Her second book, Wandering in Ancient Greek Culture, studies the associations attached to wandering in Greek sources from the archaic to the Greco-Roman period. The third book, From Villain to Hero: Odysseus in Ancient Thought, published in 2011, examines the uses ancient philosophers have made of Odysseus. Her next book project concerns the functions and meanings of recognitions in the Greek and Roman novels.