Gregory Viggiano, Ph.D.

Gregory Viggiano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor , History

Gregory Viggiano, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Ancient History. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from the University of Montana at Missoula; a master’s in classics from the University of Texas at Austin; and a doctorate in classical philology from Yale University. He teaches courses on the Ancient Near East, Ancient Greece and Rome, Greek and Roman historiography, Age of Pericles, Ancient Greek Political and Moral Thought, and general courses on the history of Western Civilization before 1500. He has co-edited two books with Donald Kagan, most recently Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece, a well-received collection of essays published by Princeton University Press in 2013 to which he contributed one single-authored chapter, and two co-authored chapters. The book has been reviewed in The Classical JournalPhoenix,  His research interests span the Mediterranean Classical world from Classical Greece, Greek and Roman Historiography, to Greek Law. His 2005 Yale dissertation is called "Unreported speeches in Thucydides." Dr. Viggiano is a member of American Philological Association and the American Historical Association.

Degrees and Certifications

    • BA from the University of Montana at Missoula in 1989
    • MA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998
    • Ph.D. from Yale University in 2005

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Ancient Near East
    • Ancient Greece and Rome
    • Greek and Roman historiography
    • Age of Pericles
    • Ancient Greek Political
    • Moral Thought

Research Interests and Grants

    • Classical Greece
    • Greek and Roman Historiography
    • Greek Law


Publications and Presentations

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    Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013 (Co-editor with Donald Kagan)

    "The Hoplite Debate" in Men of Bronze, pp. 1-56 (Co-authored with Donald Kagan)

    "The Arms, Armor, and Iconography of Early Greek Hoplite Warfare," in Men of Bronze, pp. 57-73 (Co-authored with Hans van Wees)

    "The Hoplite Revolution and the Rise of the Polis," in Men of Bronze, pp. 112-133.

    Problems in the History of Ancient Greece: Sources and Interpretation, Boston: Prentice-Hall, 2010 (Co-authored with Donald Kagan)


Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location: HC 212E

    Humanities Center of Acad Bldg HC*212E
    College of Arts and Sciences
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