Ariana Traill

 Ariana Traill

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
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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.

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

Distinctions / Awards

  • Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar


  • CLCV 550, LAT 491

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