Rachel Sternberg

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Certificate Program


Sternberg usually teaches Greek language, literature, history, and civilization. She holds a B.A. in archaeology and history from Cornell University, an M.A. in classics also from Cornell, and a Ph.D. in Greek from Bryn Mawr College. Her monograph, Tragedy Offstage: Suffering and Sympathy in Ancient Athens, was published by University of Texas Press in 2006, and her edited volume, Pity and Power in Ancient Athens, by Cambridge University Press in 2005. She is interested in the history of emotion, emotional discourse and moral rhetoric, and the reception of the classical tradition in the age of Jefferson.


Mather House Room 112

Office Hours

Th 1:00-2:00pm