Department of Classics



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Faculty & Research Interests

Fabio Colivicchifabio colivicchi

Office: 502 Watson Hall
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74821
Research interests: Urbanization and state formation; Greek colonies; Etruscans; pre-Roman cultures of South Italy; ancient imperialism; multiculturalism in the Roman empire; early and republican Rome.
Website: Caere Excavation Project, Italy

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International Collaborations with Queen's Classics Department

Michael S. Cummingsmichael cummings

Assistant Professor
Office: 511 Watson Hall
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74822
Research interests: Latin and Greek poetry, in particular the Augustan poets, Greek amatory epigram, early Christian poetry, and mediaeval Latin lyric; love in the ancient world and the philosophy of love; myth, particularly ancient mythography.

Anthony D'Eliaanthony d'elia

Professor (joint appointment with History)
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74375
Research interests: Italian Renaissance, Intellectual/Social/Cultural History of Early Modern Europe, classical tradition, Latin (Classical and Renaissance).

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R. Drew Griffithr. drew griffith

Professor, Department Head
Office: 513 Watson Hall
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74826
Research interests: Greek literature, comparative literature, and literary criticism

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Bernard J. Kavanaghbernard kavanagh

Associate Professor
Office: 514 Watson Hall
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74825
Research interests: Roman history, Early Imperial Senators, Roman Gaul, Latin Epigraphy

Daryn Lehouxdaryn lehoux

Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Office: 503 Watson Hall
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74820
Research interests: Ancient science and epistemology, especially astronomy, astrology, mathematics, and medicine. Ancient philosophy

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Beatrice PolettiBeatrice Poletti

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Office: 501 Watson Hall
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74827
Research interests: Greek and Roman historiography, Roman history, Greek and Roman identity, Augustan literature, Roman religion and mythology.

M. Barbara Reevesbarbara reeves

Associate Professor
Office: 512 Watson Hall
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74824
Research interests: Roman archaeology, Nabataean culture, the Roman Near East, cultural relations between Roman soldiers and indigenous peoples, the religious practices of Roman soldiers, ancient bath houses and bathing technology, ceramic building materials, petroglyphs and graffiti, the history of archaeology, the history of Queen's Classics Department
Website:  Humayma Excavation Project, Jordan, Queen's Classics at 175sample publications

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​Sveva Savelli

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Office: 510 Watson Hall
Telephone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 75720
Research interests: Greek history and archaeology, Greek colonization, economics, Athenian Empire, funerary ideology, cultural heritage protection

​Tim Wright

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Office: 511 Watson Hall
Telephone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 74822
Research interests: Greek epic, kinship, Greek historiography, ancient scholarship, and Latin epigraphy

Cristiana Zaccagninocristiana zaccagnino

Professor and Undergraduate Chair
Office: 509 Watson Hall
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 78834
Research interests: Magna Graecia, Greek archaeology, ancient bronzes, classical tradition, field archaeology, ancient polychromy and Numismatics

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Cross-Appointed Faculty

Richard S. Ascoughrichard ascough

Professor (Religious Studies)
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 77507
Research interests: Religious interaction and community development in the Greco-Roman world;Modern theories of Christian origins; Religion and film.

George Bevangeorge bevan

Associate Professor (Geography)
Office:  Mac-Corry D130
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext.  78847
Research interests: Late Antiquity, Syriac, Papyrology, Photogrammetry, and GIS

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Richard P. H. Greenfieldblank faculty picture

Professor (History)
Telephone: (613) 533-6000, ext. 77507
Research Interests: Late Antiquity and Middle & Late Byzantine history.