David Andrew Collier
David Collier is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Classics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has attended the University of Missouri (B.A., '06; M.A. '08), the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (Research Fellow '07-'08), and the American Academy in Rome (Summer '07). David studies Latin literature broadly-speaking, but is particularly interested in the literature of Late Antiquity. He wrote an MA thesis on the Evangeliorum Libri IV of Juvencus, a 4th century epic paraphrase of the Latin Gospels and the first so-called "biblical epic" of Late Antiquity (available here). Although busy preparing for exams, he is currently investigating dissertation topics ranging from the poetry of Prudentius to the epistle collection of Sidonius Apollinaris. Stay tuned.
Dhananjay Jagannathan works in ancient philosophy, specializing in ethics, moral psychology, and political philosophy. He has masters degrees in ancient philosophy from Oxford and Cambridge and is about to start a PhD in philosophy at the University of Chicago. He is working on a collaborative translation of Plato's Protagoras and has translated the Principal Doctrines of Epicurus. Dhananjay blogs about ancient philosophy at Blogistikon.
At Hephaistos Text, Dhananjay founded and is the lead contributor to a collaborative translation to Plato's Protagoras.
Kyle P. Johnson
Kyle P. Johnson is a seventh–year Ph.D. candidate at New York University in the Classics Department. Previously he attended Reed College (B.A., Classics, '02). Kyle has published on Etruscan linguistics and medical practices (Etruscan News, Vol. 5 (2006), pp. 1, 8.; see also responses by John Scarborough in the Etruscan News, Vol. 6 (2006) and by A. P. Harrison and E. M. Bartels in American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Vol 1.1 (2006), pp. 21-24) ; sequential narrative in Homer (Comics and Classics, pp. 43-58, Oxford University Press 2011), and has written a review of Marina Heilmeyer's Ancient Herbs (BMCR 2007.09.63). In addition to Hephaistos Text, Kyle is currently at working on an article on Juvenal and the poetics of complaint, and a dissertation, "Generalizations and Organizations: Informational Networks in Caesar’s Bellum Gallicum". For more, see Kyle's CV.
Kyle is a co–founder of Hephaistos Text and contributes to a managing editor of the Libanius Translation Project.
Amit Shilo is a Classics doctoral candidate in his sixth year at NYU. He did his undergraduate work there as well, in English Literature and History (specifically of the French Enlightenment and Revolution). He learned Latin and Greek mostly at the Post–baccalaureate program in Classics at Columbia University where he also took his first graduate classes in the field. He spent the 2007/08 academic year on fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
Amit’s dissertation concerns the literary and philosophical aspects of the afterlife in Aeschylus’s Oresteia, namely its relation to political theology, human freedom, and poetic creativity. His other work concerns Classical and Biblical literature in terms of literary, philosophical, and political issues. In addition he is researching the connections between Classics and romanticism in French, German, and English.
Amit is a co–founder of Hephaistos Text, co-founder and managing editor of the Libanius Translation Project and the Ancient Medical World, and founder and managing editor of the Greek Tragedy Social Media Project and the Ancient Greek 101 Podcast.
Interested in starting a project or becoming an editor? Feel free to contact the editors.