Randall Pogorzelski’s research focuses on how the literature and politics of the early Roman Empire influence each other. His most popular course is Classical Studies 2301: “Crime and Punishment in Ancient Greece and Rome,” which is an introduction to ancient Greek and Roman law as well as an investigation of stories about crime and punishment in ancient literature and culture. Learn more
Aara Suksi is especially engaged with questions of intertextuality and reception, both within Greek literature and beyond. Her most recent research includes: “Scandalous maps in Aeschylean tragedy”, in Greta Hawes, ed. Myths on the map: the storied landscapes of ancient Greece. Oxford (forthcoming); and “The Mother-Daughter Romance and Heroic Nostos in Heliodorus’ Aithiopika.” AN (forthcoming). She is currently writing about the arms of Achilles and Odysseus in Homeric epic. Learn more
Beth Greene’s research at this year’s annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in New Orleans has been featured in a variety of news outlets. The magazine New Scientist ran a story about her research focusing on the presence of women and children on Trajan’s Column in Rome. The individuals are shown taking part in religious ceremonies associated with the campaigns of the emperor Trajan in Dacia and reveals something about the activities of women traveling with the Roman army on campaign. Her research has since been featured by Radio Canada International (http://www.rcinet.ca/en/tag/elizabeth-greene/) and by our own Western News (http://news.westernu.ca/2015/02/women-present-no-second-fiddle-in-roman-military/). It will be in print form in Current World Archaeology Magazine later in 2015.