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 1982
  • Ph.D. Brown University 1996

Selected Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • "Rhetorical Duplicity in Cicero's De Finibus." Yale Later Stoicism Conference, April 5, 2024.

  • "Honor and Glory in Hellenistic Stoicism." Assos, Turkey, July 5, 2023.

  • "Free Will and Good Will," jointly with Brad Inwood. Canadian Philosophical Association, Toronto, May 31, 2023.

  • "Instruments and Impediments: A Senecan-Aristotelian Debate on the Activation of the Virtues." Brown University Philosophy Department, March 17, 2023.

Works In Progress

Prof. Graver is currently working on a monograph studying Cicero's complex relationship to Stoic ethics throughout his career.