Melissa Haynes

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2010)


Lecturer, Department of Classics, Princeton University


imperial Latin and Greek literature; gender, sexuality and the body; word and image studies; visual culture; ancient aesthetics and materialism

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  • “Visuality in the Thebaid and Achilleid,” in A Companion to Latin Epic, 14-96 CE, eds. L. Frantantuono and C. Stark. Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming 2015.
  • “How to Make a God: Sculptors and Material Divinity in Antiquity” in Encountering the Divine: Between Gods and Men in the Ancient World, eds. V. Platt, G. Petridou and S. Turner. Ashgate, forthcoming 2015.
  • “Framing a View of the Unviewable: Architecture, Aphrodite, and Erotic Looking in the Lucianic Erôtes,” N. Sorkin Rabinowitz, S. Blundell and D. Cairns (eds.) Vision and Power, Helios 40 (2013): 71-95.
  • Review of A. Bonadeo (ed., trans.) L’Hercules Epitrapezios Novi Vindicis. Introduzione e commento a Stat. silv. 4.6 (Studi Latini 72). Naples: Loffredo Editore, 2010. Classical Review 62.2 (2012): 518-519.

Ph.D., Classical Philology, Harvard University, 2008

  • Dissertation: “Written in Stone: Literary Representations of the Statue in the Roman Empire”

A.M., Classical Philology, Harvard University, 2003

B.A., University of Wasington, Seattle, 1997