Dr. David Rosenbloom


David Rosenbloom earned an A.B. Honors from Cornell University in 1984, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1986 and 1992 respectively. He taught at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand from 1994 until 2012 and was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001. David was a Junior Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. in 1998-1999, and has held visiting appointments at Princeton University (2003-2004) and Johns Hopkins University (2008-2009). He joined the Ancient Studies Department at UMBC in 2012 and became Chair in 2014.

A Hellenist, David has published widely on Athenian tragedy and comedy, history, and oratory. In addition to a book on Aeschylus’ Persians (London: Duckworth, 2006), he has co-edited a volume of essays on Greek Tragedy and Comedy with John Davidson entitled, Greek Drama IV: Texts, Contexts, Performance (Oxford: Aris & Philips, 2012). He has published articles in PhilologusClassical Antiquity, and The Proceedings of the American Philological Association. His most recent publications include 13 articles in Hanna Roisman ed., The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and “The Politics of Comic Athens,” in M. Fontaine and A. Scafuro eds., The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) 297-320. His current projects include a study of ancient Greek drama and its role in the construction of modernity, Aristotle’s ambivalent concept of emotion, and the cultural history of the Athenian empire. Many of his publications are available at his Academia.edu site. You can download his CV here.