Ariana Traill

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Contact Information

4053 Foreign Lang
707 S Mathews
M/C 174
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

Tuesday, 1:00 - 1:50
Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor


Ariana Traill (B.A. University of Toronto 1991, Ph.D. Harvard 1997) is an Associate Professor in the Department of the Classics. She is also affiliated with Theater Studies. Her research interests include Greek and Roman comedy, women in antiquity, and the reception of ancient comedy. She is the author of Women and the Comic Plot in Menander (Cambridge, 2008) and co-editor of A Companion to Terence (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, with Antony Augoustakis). Current book projects include a commentary and edited volume on Plautus'  Cistellaria, and a translation of Menander's Periceiromene.

Research Interests

Greek and Roman Comedy, Women in Antiquity, Reception of Ancient Comedy


Ph.D. Classical Philology, Harvard 1997
B.A. Classical Philology, University of Toronto 1991

Courses Taught

CLCV 550, LAT 491

Honors & Awards

Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar

Recent Publications

Traill, A. (2016). Review: A.K. Petrides' Menander, New Comedy and the Visual. Classical World, 109(2), 267-8.

Traill, A. (2016). Review: S. Papaioannou's (ed.) Terence and Interpretation. Journal of Roman Studies, 106, 339-340.

Traill, A. (2015). Shakespeare and the Roman comic meretrix. In D. Dutsch, & D. Konstan (Eds.), Women in Roman Republican Drama (pp. 213-231). University of Wisconsin Press.

Augoustakis, A., & Traill, A. (Eds.) (2013). A Companion to Terence. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.

Augoustakis, A., & Traill, A. (2013). Introduction. In A companion to Terence (pp. 1-14). Blackwell Publishing Ltd..

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