Department of History

Kenneth S. Sacks

Professor of History, Professor of Classics
204 Peter Green
Areas of Expertise Ancient History
Office Hours For transfer credit questions, please email me first, and, if we need to meet, we'll arrange to do so in person or by Zoom.


I received my Ph.D. from California, Berkeley in Ancient History. I taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976-1995, at which time I came to Brown as Professor of History and Dean of the College. I've been full time in the history department since 1998. My area of specialty is Greek intellectual history, which led me to study American Transcendentalism and to questions of Classical Reception.