Ralph M. Rosen
Vartan Gregorian Professor of the Humanities
Ralph Rosen is a distinguished scholar of ancient comedy and satire as well as ancient medicine. His monographs, including Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire, which explores the dynamics of comic mockery in ancient Greek and Roman, broaden methodologies of research into literary, social, and cultural dynamics of classical antiquity as they advance the critical discourse in the field. In 2000 Rosen co-founded the Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values, a biennial collaboration with Leiden University, the Netherlands, which has since produced eight published volumes of essays. Rosen teaches advanced seminars but also engages entry-level undergraduates in an interdisciplinary study of classics. He is the recipient of a Penn School of Arts & Sciences Ira Abrams Award for Distinguished Teaching and is a former Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Chair of Classical Studies.