Ariana Traill

Associate Professor of Classics

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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.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • 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


  • On sabbatical fall 2017