John Bodel studies ancient Roman social, economic, and cultural history and Latin literature, especially of the empire. Much of his research involves inscriptions, and he has special interests in Roman religion, slavery, funerals and burial customs, ancient writing systems, the editing of Latin epigraphic and literary texts, and Latin prose authors. Since 1995, he has directed the U.S. Epigraphy Project, the purpose of which is to gather information about Greek and Latin inscriptions in the USA.
John Bodel was born and raised in Lakeville, Connecticut. Before coming to Brown in 2003, he taught for several years at Harvard and Rutgers. At Brown he currently serves as Co-Director and Concentration Advisor of the Program in Early Cultures.
JOHN BODEL, B.A, Classics, Princeton University, 1978, M.A., Classical Philology, University of Michigan, 1979, Ph.D., Classical Philology, University of Michigan, 1984
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