Department of Classics

Mary Voyatzis

Professor

MARY VOYATZIS is a Professor of Classical Archaeology in the School of Anthropology and the Department of Classics. She served as Department Head of Classics from 2000-2009. Her research interests focus on the archaeology of ancient Greek religion and ritual, especailly at Greek sanctuaries.  She is currently co-directing (with D.G. Romano) an excavation and survey project at the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion in Greece.

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Cynthia White

Professor; Director, Basic Latin Program

CYNTHIA WHITE is Professor of Classics and Director of the Basic Latin Program in the UA Department of Classics where she teaches Latin and antiquity. She also regularly teaches in Orvieto, Italy. Her PhD is from The Catholic University of America. Professor White was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and studied with papal Latinist Reginald Foster, O.D.C. She has published on medieval bestiaries, ancient marriage poems, early Christianity, and the mirabilia of Rome. She organizes an annual, spring break tour of Italy for members of the UA community.    

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  • From the Colosseum to the Catacombs: The Intersection of Pagan and Christian Rome - 2006

Bella Vivante

Professor

BELLA VIVANTE is Professor Emerita in the Department of Classics. She has often taught ancient Greek poetry, drama, and especially Homer’s epic poems. Her scholarly works reveal antiquity’s dynamism: Women, Marriage and the Family in Ancient Greece; Daughters of Gaia: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean; and translation of Euripides’s Helen in Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides.

 

 

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  • Ancient Greek Heroes and Heroines: Achilles and Herakles, Helen and Medea - 2010
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