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Amy Koenig received her Ph.D. in classical philology from Harvard University in 2017. Her current book project is a study of loss of voice in Roman imperial literature. She has also produced editions of Greek papyrus texts from the Oxyrhynchus collection at the University of Oxford, where she earned a Master of Studies degree in 2010. Koenig has previously taught at the University of Miami and at Hamilton, offering courses on Latin and Ancient Greek, classical mythology, Roman culture, sex and gender in antiquity, and ancient medicine; from 2020-21, she held the SCS/NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin lexicography at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich.

Recent Courses Taught

Classical Mythology
Elementary Greek I and II
Greek and Roman Medicine
Roman Civilization
Apuleius and Augustine: Conversion Stories


  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Consortium for Faculty Diversity
  • Research scholarship, Fondation Hardt pour l’E´tude de l’Antiquite´ Classique, Geneva
  • Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
  • Jens Aubry Westengard Fund for Summer Research and Study scholarship, Harvard University
  • Deanne H. and Herbert S. Winokur Fellowship in the Humanities, Harvard University
  • Charles P. Segal Student Travel and Research Award, Harvard Department of the Classics
  • Harvard Graduate Fellowship

Select Publications

  • “The Pantomimic Voice: Echo, Narcissus, and Reflections of Pantomime in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.” Greek and Roman Musical Studies, vol. 9, issue 2. Forthcoming 2021.
  • “The Fragrance of the Rose: An Image of the Voice in Achilles Tatius.” Voice and Voices in Antiquity, Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World 11, Mnemosyne Supplements 396, ed. Niall Slater (Brill: Leiden), 416-432. 2017. (Reviewed in BMCR 2017.07.30)
  • Dictionary entries, Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, Munich: recutio, redoleo (vol. XI, part 2. 2016.), nectareus, nectaria (vol. IX, part 1, fasc. iii. 2018.)
  • “P. Oxy. 5099. Letter of Heras to Theon and Sarapous.” The Oxyrhynchus Papyri LXXVI (Egypt Exploration Society, Graeco-Roman Memoirs: London), 202–204. 2011.
  • “P. Oxy. 5100. Letter of Hymenaeus to Dionysius,” with M. Salemenou. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri LXXVI (Egypt Exploration Society, Graeco-Roman Memoirs: London), 204-206. 2011.

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Harvard University
M.St., University of Oxford
B.A., Yale University

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