Raffaella Cribiore
Professor of Classics
Ph.D. 1993 (Classics), Columbia; M. Phil. 1990; 1972, Laurea, magna cum laude, 1972 (Classics), UniversitĂ  Cattolica (Milano, Italy)

Office Address: New York University, Department of Classics, 100 Washington Square East, Room 503, New York, NY 10003
Fax: (212) 995-4209

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Raffaella Cribiore is Professor of Classics at NYU. She is a specialist in education in the Greek and Roman worlds, papyrology, and ancient rhetoric. She has written three books on ancient education: Writing, Teachers and Students in Graeco-Roman Egypt (Atlanta 1996); Gymnastics of the Mind: Greek Education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt (Princeton 2001), which won the prestigious Goodwin Award of the American Philological Association in 2004; and The School of Libanius in Late Antique Antioch (Princeton 2007). She also coauthored with R.S. Bagnall the book Women’s Letters in Ancient Egypt: 300 BC-AD 800 (Ann Arbor 2006). In 2010, she delivered the prestigious Townsend Lectures at Cornell, entitled Studies on Libanius: Rhetoric, Reality and Religion. From these came the book Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality and Religion in the Fourth Century, published at the end of 2013 with Cornell University Press.


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