Garfield Professor of Ancient Languages
M.A. Princeton University (1983)
Ph.D. Princeton University, Classics (1993)
Areas of Expertise
- Greek social and political history
- Greek and Roman civic identity
- Ancient historiography
- Greek cult and ritual
Professor Christensen’s research incorporates into her study of ancient Greek history models and insights from anthropology and cultural and linguistic theory. She is particularly interested in how responses to crisis helped shape or alter civic, social and religious institutions. Her current research includes an article on the concept of ktema and ktemata in Athenian thought and another on the iconography of an eye-cup by Kodros.
CLAS 223 / HIST 223 / LEAD 223 LECRoman History (not offered 2021/22)
CLAS 323 / HIST 323 / LEAD 323 LECFrom Achilles to Alexander: Leadership and Community in Ancient Greece (not offered 2021/22)
CLLA 405 SEMLivy and Tacitus: Myth, Scandal, and Morality in Ancient Rome (not offered 2021/22)
CLGR 407 LECRhetoric and Democracy: the Greek Orators (not offered 2021/22)
CLGR 414 SEMThucydides (not offered 2021/22)
- Review of Thucydides’ War Narrative. A Structural Study, by Carolyn Dewald. NECJ 30.3 (2007)
- “The Theseion: a Slave Refuge at Athens.” American Journal of Ancient History 9 (1988/1984)
- “Solon’s Mania: Forms of Public Discourse in Archaic Athens.” Bryn Mawr Classics Colloquia, 1987-88. Bryn Mawr College
- “Kleisthenes, Ajax, and the Athenian Incorporation of Salamis.” 1994 APA/AIA Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
- “Ajax, Salamis, and Kleisthenes’ Political Reforms at Athens.” In progress.
- Athens and the Conquest of Salamis: Crisis, Competition and Innovation in the Saronic Gulf. In progress.
Society for Classical Studies
Association of Ancient Historians
American School of Classical Studies at Athens