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Edward Kelting

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (Stanford)

Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Studies - Latin

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Edward (Ted) Kelting received his Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University in 2019 and his A.B. in Egyptology and Classics from Brown University in 2012. His research investigates cultural translation in the Roman imperial world. In his current book project, based on his doctoral dissertation and provisionally titled Egypt and the Birth of the Roman Empire, he highlights the agency Egyptians had in articulating Egyptian cultural forms to a Greek and Roman audience. These authors developed a creative mixture of Greek and Egyptian culture that was critical to the representation of Egypt, its religion, and its past in Latin literature.

Other research interests include non-human animal characters in metamorphosis and fable, ancient and modern ethnography, the Afrocentrist reception of Pharaonic Egypt, and new approaches to fragmentary literature.

For CV and a up-to-date list of publications with PDFs, see here.

“Am I the Ibis or the Snake? Totemism, Satire, and Community in Juvenal Satire 15.” TAPA 149.2 (2019): 419–53.


“‘Characterizing’ Lucius: Pythagoreanism and the Figura in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses AJPh 142.1 (March 2021).

“Social Organization, Culture, Identity, and Ritual.” In Grant Parker (ed.), A Cultural History of Slavery and Human Trafficking In the Ancient World. London: Bloomsbury.

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