Greek Literature in Late Antiquity: Dynamism, Didacticism, Classicism


Adam H. Becker is Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at New York University. He is author of Fear of God and the Beginning of Wisdom: The School of Nisibis and Christian Scholastic Culture in Late Antique Mesopotamia (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006). His other publications include articles on Syriac Christianity as well as Jewish-Christian relations in late antiquity.

Averil Cameron was Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History at King’s College London and has been Warden of Keble College, Oxford, since 1994. She has published extensively on late antiquity, recently as an editor of the Cambridge Ancient History volumes XII–XIV, and is the author of The Byzantines (Blackwell, 2006).

Adrian Hollis has been a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, since 1967, after three years at St Andrews University. He has edited with commentary Ovid’s Metamorphoses 8 (Oxford University Press, 1970/1983) and Ars Amatoria 1 (OUP, 1977/1989) and Callimachus’ Hecale (OUP, 1990). Recently he completed Fragments of Roman Poetry c. 60 BC–AD 20 (OUP, 2007).

Elizabeth Jefferys is the Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature in the University of Oxford. She has written extensively on topics to do with Byzantine literature from all periods. Her book on the Byzantine Navy, with John Pryor of Sydney University, is appearing from Brill in 2006.

Aaron P. Johnson is a Lecturer in Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius’ Praeparatio Evangelica (Oxford University Press, 2006). His work has appeared in Journal of Early Christian Studies, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, and elsewhere.

Scott Fitzgerald Johnson is a Junior