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From Mythology to Feminism, from Greek and Latin Literature to Greek and Roman History and Archaeology, the Classical Studies Faculty at Purdue University offers broad expertise in Classics. CLCS courses (readings in English) are taught exclusively by faculty; language courses (LATN and GREK) are taught by faculty and highly experienced graduate students. Undergraduate Classics students at Purdue enjoy the opportunity to study with outstanding teachers who are leading authorities in the field.

The Classics Faculty at Purdue pursue productive and remarkably diverse research interests. 

Charles Campbell currently teaches Latin and Ancient Greek, as well as courses in Greco-Roman and Comparative Mythology in the School of Languages and Cultures. He also teaches in the Cornerstone program, where he helps students improve their writing through encounters with foundational works of great literature. As a teacher, he is especially interested in how narrative, art and sensory experience enrich understanding. His scholarly research and publications focus mainly on Greek literary epigrams of the Hellenistic and late-Republican/ early-Imperial periods, and the interaction of epigrammatists with other genres of Greek and Roman poetry.

Daniel Conner teaches courses that explore the literature and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans, including Latin language courses of all levels, surveys of Greek and Roman literature, Greco-Roman mythology, and Ancient Gender and Sexuality. He also teaches in the Cornerstone program, where students encounter foundational texts and develop concrete writing abilities. His research interests include Roman epic poetry, in particular the work of Silius Italicus, and the reception of Latin epic in colonial New Spain.

Keith Dickson is the author of  Nestor: Poetic Memory in Greek Epic   (Garland 1995), and  Stephanus the Philosopher: Commentary on Galen’s Therapeutics to Glaucon (Brill 1998), along with articles on comparative world mythology, epic, ancient medicine, and ancient magic.

Elizabeth Mercier  teaches etymology and Latin and Greek language at all levels. She  has presented papers on Roman roads, medieval secular Latin poetry, and curse tablets from Roman Britain. She is currently working with medieval Latin manuscripts through the Pontifical Institutes in Toronto and Rome.  

Erin Moodie  specializes in ancient drama and satire and has published articles on Aristophanes, Plautus, Terence, and Juvenal. She is the author of  Plautus’  Poenulus : A Student Commentary  (University of Michigan Press 2015), which won the 2018 Ladislaus L. Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. She is currently writing a book about subversive metatheatre in ancient comedy.

Nicholas Rauh has published extensively in Greek and Roman History, and Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology. He co-directs a survey project on the south coast of Turkey and is​ the author of  The Sacred Bonds of Commerce. Religion, Economy, and Trade Society at Hellenistic Roman Delos, 166-87 BC (Gieben 1993),  Merchants, Sailors, and Pirates in the Roman World  (Tempus 2003), and  A Short History of the Ancient World (Toronto, 2017).