Duncan MacRae is an associate professor in the Department of Classics. He studies Roman history from the period of the late Republic to Late Antiquity, particularly the entangled histories of religion and cultural life in the empire. He finds himself particularly preoccupied by the history of religious change, the sociology of knowledge, and, increasingly, the history of temporality. These interests have led him to also write on the history of Judaism in antiquity and the history of ideas in early modernity.
Research Expertise and Interest
Greek and Roman history, Roman religion, early Christianity, Jews in the Greco-Roman world, Latin Literature, Latin epigraphy