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Jennifer Larson

Professor of Classics

Ph.D. Classics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


Greek and Roman Sexualities: A Sourcebook (Bloomsbury/Continuum 2012)
Ancient Greek Cults: A Guide
(Routledge 2007)
Greek Nymphs: Myth, Cult, Lore
(Oxford 2001)
Greek Heroine Cults (University of Wisconsin Press 1995)

Selected articles and chapters:

Forthcoming, 2014. Venison for Artemis? The problem of deer sacrifice. In Sarah Hitch and Ian Rutherford eds. Animal sacrifice in ancient Greece. Invited chapter for book under contract with Cambridge University Press.

2014. Sexuality in Greek and Roman religion. In Thomas K. Hubbard, ed. A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities. Wiley-Blackwell.

2013. Greece. In Barbette Spaeth, ed., The Cambridge companion to ancient Mediterranean religions. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge and New York. 136-56

2011. Bilingual Inscriptions and translation in antiquity. In Siobhan McElduff and Enrica Sciarrino eds., A Sea of Languages: Complicating the History of Western Translation. Leiden: Brill. 50-61.

2009. Votive arms and armor in the sanctuaries of goddesses: An empirical approach. Kernos Supplement 23.123-33.

2009. Dangerous brides: Nymphs in the Ppaintings of Hans Meertens. In O. Lindboe and H. Meertens eds., Sweet Fever: The Art of Hans Meertens. Copenhagen: Art 75. 43-4.

2009. The singularity of Herakles. In Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. (Exhibit Catalogue). Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum and Yale University Press. 31-8. [appeared Oct. 2009]

2007. A land full of gods: Nature deities in Greek religion. In D. Ogden ed, A Companion to Greek Religion. Malden, MA and Oxford: Blackwell. 56-70.

2005. Lugalbanda and Hermes. Classical Philology 100.1,1-16.

Research Areas
  • Ancient Mediterranean Religions
  • Greek Poetry
  • Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity
Jennifer Larson
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
Fall 2014: 1-2:00 MW, 11:00-2:00 T.
Office: 304-B Satterfield Hall
Phone: 330-672-1801
Fax: 330-672-4009