Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Johanna Hanink

Professor of Classics

Brown University



BA Classics, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 2003

MA Latin, University of California at Berkeley, 2005

MPhil Classics, Cambridge University, 2007

PhD Classics, Cambridge University, 2010/2011

Principal Publications

How to Think about War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy by Thucydides Introduction, Translator. Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers series, Princeton University Press, 2019. (issued in Greek as Oovxudiónç: Ilepi TOléuov: Dioptra 2020)

The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity Harvard University Press/Belknap Press. 2017.

Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Classical Studies series. 2014.

Creative Lives in Classical Antiquity: Poets, Artists and Biography. Co-edited with Richard Fletcher. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Classical Studies series. 2016.

For more, see here or here.

Box 1856
Brown University

Department Website

Areas of Specialization

Classical reception


Advanced language courses (Greek and Latin)
Greek thought & civilization (e.g. 'The Greeks'; 'Greek Mythology')
Greek drama and performance.

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