David A. TeegardenDaveTeegarden

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: 645-0451

Email: dat6@buffalo.edu

Graduate Degrees:

  • M.A.: Princeton University Department of Classics (2005)
  • Ph.D.: Princeton University Department of Classics (2007)

Expertise/research interests:

  • Ancient Greek Democracy, Classical and Hellenistic Greek History                                                                                                                               


  • Loeb Classical Library Foundation Grant, Harvard University, academic year 2010-2011

  • Visiting Scholar, Cornell University, Dept. of History, 2010-2011

Selected Publications:

  • 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

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

 Curriculum Vitae