Robert Ketterer is a professor of classics. He received a BA from Lawrence University and both MA and PhD degrees in classical studies from the University of Michigan. He has been at Iowa since 1988. He has recently taught courses on ancient and comparative drama, mythology, and the city of Rome. Professor Ketterer's research interest is in Greek and Roman drama and its reception in the classical tradition, with a special interest in early Italian opera. His book, Ancient Rome in Early Opera, was published by University of Illinois Press in 2009.