Lecturer of Classics
PhD Berkeley 1990
Office: Building 110, Room 211
Spring Quarter Thursdays 12:00-2:00 EXCEPT April 16, 23, and May 23, when I will be out of town. Please email me to set up alternative arrangements.
Maud Gleason studies the cultural and social world of Greeks in the Roman Empire, with a particular interest in issues of gender, religion, self-performance, and power. She is the author of Making Men: Sophists and Self-Presentation in Ancient Rome (Princeton 1995; paperback 2008). She has recently published a study of Galen's public anatomical displays, and another on the cultural identity of the Roman Empire's best-documented private citizen, the Athenian millionaire Herodes Atticus, who married a Roman patrician. She admits a weakness for entertaining narratives, and enjoys trying to wrest from them deeper cultural meanings. Her essay, "Identity Theft: Doubles and Masquerades in Cassius Dio's Contemporary History," Classical Antiquity 30. 1, is now available at