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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.
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
Awards and Honors
Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar
CLCV 550, LAT 491
Traill, A. (2020). Plautus and the Origins of Roman Satire. In S. Papaioannou, & C. Demetriou (Eds.), Plautus’ Erudite Comedy: New Insights into the Work of a doctus poeta (pp. 265-286). (Pierides: Studies in Greek and Latin Literature; Vol. IX). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0075435816000216
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. Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118301975