Mon, 2021-08-23 11:43 -- Shelly Rojas

Assistant Professor of Classics. She is a scholar of Greek literature and cultural history, and a member of the first faculty cohort in the University of Virginia’s Democracy Initiative. Her research centers on the texts and practices of ancient education, and how institutions of schooling in antiquity shaped the legacy of Classical Greece to the present. Her most recent articles have appeared in Classical Philology and Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies.


Research Interests


Tue, 2018-09-11 16:34 -- artsci

Assistant Professor, General Faculty. His research mainly focuses on Latin literature of the early Empire, with especial interest in the narrative structures of Latin epic, and the intersection of gender and genre in Latin poetry. His first monograph, entitled ‘Amor Belli’: Love and Strife in Lucan’s ‘Bellum Civile’, is forthcoming with The University of Michigan Press.


Thu, 2017-09-14 15:36 -- Shelly Rojas

Basil L. Gildersleeve Professor of Classics and Director of Undergraduate Studies. His research focuses in particular on Roman sexuality, education, and rhetoric. He is the author of Controlling Laughter: Political Humor in the Late Roman Republic (Princeton, 1996); Nature Embodied: Gesture in Ancient Rome (Princeton, 2004); and Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome (Princeton, 2015), which received a 2016 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit from the Society for Classical Studies.


Wed, 2016-08-03 14:58 -- Shelly Rojas

Andrej Petrovic is a Professor of Classics, Director of Graduate Programs, and editor of the Greece and Rome journal. He is the author of Kommentar zu den Simonideischen Versinschriften (Brill, 2007), the co-author of Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: vol.


Wed, 2016-08-03 11:33 -- Shelly Rojas

Hugh H. Obear Professor of Classics. She is the author of a study of the cult of Artemis in Theocritus and Callimachus, Von den Toren des Hades zu den Hallen des Olymp (Brill, 2007) and co-editor of Archaic and Classical Greek Epigram (Cambridge, 2010), Triplici invectus triumpho - der römische Triumph in augusteischer Zeit (Franz Steiner, 2008), The Materiality of Texts (Brill, 2018) and Ancient Greek Literary Epigram (Oxford, 2019). Ivana is also the editor of journal “Greece and Rome”.


Wed, 2015-01-14 13:58 -- Shelly Rojas

Professor of Classics.  She is the author of Ovid's Causes: Cosmogony and Aetiology in the Metamorphoses (Michigan, 1994) a commentary on Ovid's Metamorphoses 14 (Cambridge, 2009), and articles on Ovid, Roman Elegy, Roman gardens, and Statius. Her current research interests include ancient garden literature, gender, and the poetics of commencement.


Wed, 2015-01-14 13:55 -- Shelly Rojas

Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics. His work concentrates in Latin poetry, particularly its religious background and affinities with Hellenistic poetics. He is the author of Apollo, Augustus, and the Poets (Cambridge, 2009), which was awarded the 2010 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit by the American Philological Association, Ovid's Elegiac Festivals (Peter Lang, 1991) and numerous articles on various Latin authors.


Wed, 2015-01-14 13:32 -- Shelly Rojas

Associate Professor of Classics. His research centers on late and medieval Latin, as well as on Latin palaeography and manuscript studies. His publications include a translation of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations (Modern Library, 2002) and numerous articles on various aspects of Greek and Latin literature. He is currently finishing a new edition with commentary on the late antique North African mythographer Fulgentius. 


Wed, 2015-01-14 12:00 -- Shelly Rojas

Professor of Classics. His chief area of research is the historical development of the Greek language, and he is particularly interested in the syntax of the Greek verb, particles and prepositions, and the role of bilingualism in shaping Jewish and Christian Greek. He is the author of Expressions of Agency in Ancient Greek (Cambridge, 2005), Expressions of Time in Ancient Greek (Cambridge, 2014), and, most recently, a general introduction to six different ancient and medieval languages, How Dead Languages Work (Oxford, 2020).


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