Grant Parker
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Grant Parker

Associate Professor of Classics
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies
BA (Honours) and MA in Latin (University of Cape Town),
PhD in Classical Philology (Princeton)

Grant Parker works on Latin literature, monumentality and digital humanities in a comparative framework. He joined Stanford from Duke University in 2006, having studied at the University of Cape Town and Princeton University and serving as a postdoc at the University of Michigan spanning the new millennium. He teaches Latin as well as Greco-Roman literature in comparative contexts. His publications include The Making of Roman India (2008) as well as Rome's Egyptian obelisks. He has edited or coedited two books on South African engagements with Greco-Roman antiquity. South Africa, Greece, Rome: classical confrontations (2017) has its own website. More recent work has focused on global receptions of Virgil, especially the Eclogues and Georgics. One of his first publications was The Agony of Asar: a thesis on slavery by the former slave, Jacobus Elisa Johannes Capitein, 1717-1747 (Markus Wiener Publishers 2001), and he continues to be interested in comparative approaches to enslavement. Since January 2024 he has divided his position between the Department of Classics and the new Department of African and African American Studies.

Research Interest(s)
Research Subfields
Classical Reception
Digital Humanities
Latin Language
Latin Literature
Building 110, Room 215
Office Hours
Mondays 9:00-11:00 and also by appointment