Margaret Graver

Academic Appointments
  • Aaron Lawrence Professor in Classics

  • Chair, Department of Classics

Margaret Graver is the Aaron Lawrence Professor in Classics. Her area of specialization is Hellenistic and Roman philosophy, especially the philosophy of mind and emotion. After completing her doctorate at Brown University, she taught briefly at Princeton University, then joined the faculty at Dartmouth College in 1996, where she offers a variety of courses on Greek and Roman philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Latin literature including Lucretius, Cicero, and Seneca, and on the Latin language. In addition to her teaching at Dartmouth, Prof. Graver regularly lectures and gives seminars at institutions throughout the U.S. and Europe, including two short-term appointments at French universities.

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  • B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D. Brown University 1996

Selected Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • "The Madman's Choice: Plato and Plato's Republic in De Re Publica 1.1-12." At New Sorbonne University, Paris, Sept. 2, 2022.

  • "Cramps, Diarrhea, and Fevers: The Dangers of Reading in the Roman Philosophers." At the University of Turin, July 1, 2022.

  • "The Eyes of the Other: Honor and Epistemology in Plato and the Early Stoics." At the University of Edinburgh, June 13, 2022. Conference: "Honour in Classical Greece."

Works In Progress

Prof. Graver is currently working on a monograph studying Cicero's reception of Stoic ethics throughout his career.