Amy Koenig

Amy Koenig
Amy Koenig

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Couper Hall 106

Amy Koenig’s research concentrates on Greek and Latin literature of the Roman Empire. Her current book project is a study of loss of voice in Roman imperial literature, illuminating ways in which voicelessness enables a paradoxical kind of liberation in these texts.

She has also published work on the ancient novel, completed several dictionary entries in Latin for the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae in Munich, and edited Greek papyrus texts from the Oxyrhynchus collection at the University of Oxford, where she received a master of studies degree in 2010. Koenig previously taught at the University of Miami, offering courses on Latin and Ancient Greek, sexuality and gender in antiquity, and ancient medicine.


Recent Courses Taught

Classical Mythology


  • 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 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: recutio, redoleo. Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (Munich), vol. XI, part 2. 2016.
  • “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.
  • “Homeric Accentuation: A Comparative Study of the Bankes Papyrus and Other Roman Papyri.” Pre-published online through First Drafts @Classics@, Center for Hellenic Studies. August 2011. “P.Oxy. LXXIV 4980 - 5019.” Oxyrhynchus Online. 2010.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2018

Educational Background

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

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