Maria Silvia Sarais

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics
Swallow Hall 320

Ph.D., Classical Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia (2016)

M.A., Classical Languages, University of Missouri-Columbia (2009)

Laurea Magistrale, Lettere Classiche, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy (2005)

Research Interests

Greek and Roman drama.


Latin poetry and Intertextuality.

Ancient literary criticism, poetic theory, and metapoetics.

Reception of Classical myth in contemporary drama.

Representation of gender and gender dynamics in Classical literature.

Foreigners, race, and ethnicity in Classical literature.


Courses Taught

AMS 3350: Advanced Mythology

AMS 3150: The Age of Augustus

AMS 3000: Foreigners and Dangerous Women in Greek and Latin Literature

AMS 2300: Greek Classics in Translation

AMS 2200: Roman Culture

AMS 2005: Formidable Women. Epic and Tragic Heroines in Ancient and Contemporary Context

AMS 1060/1060H: Classical Mythology

Greek 2000: Greek Reading

Latin 4300/7300: Latin Poetry

Lat 2000: Latin Reading

Lat 1200/1200H: Elementary Latin 2

Lat 1100: Elementary Latin 1

Italian 1200: Elementary Italian II

Italian 1100: Elementary Italian I

Silvia Sarais
Office Hours

Monday 11:00-11:50 or by appointment

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