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
Distinctions / Awards
- Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar
- On sabbatical fall 2017
In The News
Meet the Romans introduces kids to ancient Roman civilization. Learn about gods, heroes, and monsters, gladiators and chariot-racing, and real Roman artifacts here on campus.
Youth Classics Camps (Ages 9-12) Meet the Romans! Meet the Romans introduces youth to ancient Roman civilization. Learn about gods, heroes, and monsters, gladiators and chariot-racing, and real Roman artifacts here on campus.
Ariana Traill, Department Head for Classics, was awarded the Campus Executive Officer Distinguished Leadership Award. The ceremony to receive this prestigious award is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, at 4 p.m. at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Congratulations Ariana!
Professor Ariana Traill has been named the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar in LAS for three years beginning in January 2018 for her outstanding achievements in research and teaching.