Christopher B. Krebs studied classics and philosophy in Berlin, Kiel (1st Staatsexamen 2000, Ph. D. 2003), and Oxford (M. St. 2002). He taught at University College Oxford and Harvard before joining Stanford’s Classics department, and held visiting positions at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich (see his “You say putator”). He is the co-editor (with John Moles) of Histos and the recipient of the 2012 Christian Gauss Award, and he will be a fellow at Stanford Humanities Center in 2015-6.
He works in the fields of intellectual history, Greek and Roman historiography, and Latin philology and currently on a commentary on Caesar’s Bellum Gallicum 7 (Cambridge University Press) as well as AHistory of Ideas of the Roman Republic (W.W. Norton). His co-edited Cambridge Companion to Caesar should appear in the fall of 2015 with his contributions on “Caesar. A Style of Choice” and “More than Words. The Commentarii in their Propagandistic Context .” Other (most recent and forthcoming) work includes "Caesar's Sisenna" (Classical Quarterly) and “The buried tradition of programmatic titulature among republican historians: Polybius’ Πραγματεία, Asellio’s Res Gestae, and Sisenna’s redefinition of Historiae" (American Journal of Philology). He has appeared on television and radio and occasionally reviews for the WSJ.
He has taught Greek and Latin at all levels, composition courses, seminars on Greek and Roman historiography and Latin poetry, and a freshman seminar on rhetoric. He regularly offers classes in Stanford’s Continuing Studies program, most recently Herodotus: From Story to History and Latin Lovers: A Survey of the Great Roman Love Poems.