Marquis Berrey is an assistant professor in the Department of Classics at The University of Iowa, where he has taught since 2011. Professor Berrey teaches courses on ancient medicine and mathematics, and courses in Greek and Latin literature at all levels. His research explores how the cultural practices of gift-exchange, reading, and performance shaped scientific communities and scientific ideas in Greco-Roman antiquity. He is currently working on a book, Hellenistic Science at Court, that aims to recover a premodern social setting for investigations of the natural world. He believes in the instrumental utility of historical medicine for contemporary medical practice and the importance of medical history within the medical humanities. Professor Berrey holds a B.A. in Classics from St. Olaf College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from The University of Texas at Austin.