David A. Teegarden


David Teegarden.

David A. Teegarden


David A. Teegarden


Associate Professor
On Leave spring 2023

Research Interests

Ancient Greek democracy; classical and Hellenistic Greek history


  • PhD, Department of Classics, Princeton University, 2007
  • MA, Department of Classics, Princeton University, 2005

Selected Publications

Cover of "Death to Tyrants".
  • Death to Tyrants! Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny (Princeton University Press, 2014)
  • “Acting like Harmodius and Aristogeiton: Tyrannicide in Ancient Greek Political Culture” in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Terrorism, Eds. Claudia Verhoeven and Carola Dietze (online publication date: Feb. 2014; print edition forthcoming)
  • “The Inauthenticity of Solon’s Law Against Neutrality” Buffalo Law
    Review 62.1 (2014): 157-175
  • “Tyrant-Killing Legislation and the Political Foundation of Ancient
    Greek Democracy” Cardozo Law Review 34.3 (2013): 965-982
  • “The Oath of Demophantos, Revolutionary Mobilization, and the
    Preservation of the Athenian Democracy” Hesperia 81.3 (2012): 433-465

Honors and Awards

  • Loeb Classical Library Foundation Grant, Harvard University, academic year 2010-2011
  • Visiting Scholar, Cornell University, Department of History, 2010-2011

Undergraduate Courses

Introductory Ancient Greek; Ancient Greek Democracy and Macedonian Imperialism; Greek History from the Archaic Period to the End of the Peloponnesian War; Greek History from the End of the Peloponnesian War to the Roman Conquest

Graduate Courses

History of Greek Literature; Thucydides; Epigraphy and the Historiography of the Athenian Empire; Tyranny and Tyrannicide in Ancient Greece