Cape Town-born Grant Parker teaches in the Department of Classics as Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, and is faculty-in-residence at Toyon Hall. He teaches Latin and various topics related to ancient cultures and their modern reception. His publications include The Agony of Asar: A Former Slave's Defence of Slavery, 1742 and The Making of Roman India. He continues to be interested in Rome's Egyptian obelisks; the literature of travel; and the history of collecting. He is currently in the process of editing a volume entitled South Africa, Greece and Rome: Classical Confrontations.