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Noelle Zeiner-Carmichael


Address: Randolph Hall 306A
Phone: 843.953.8062
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PhD Classical Philology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2002

BA Latin, Mary Washington College, 1992

Research Interests

Roman imperial literature especially Statius, Pliny the Younger, and Fronto; Roman epistolography; women and gender studies; Roman material culture; translation studies



Nothing Ordinary Here: Statius as Creator of Distinction. New York: Routledge (2005) Pp. 329.

Roman Letters: An Anthology. London: Wiley-Blackwell (2013) Pp. 199.


“Perfecting the Ideal: Molding Roman Women in Statius’ Silvae.” Arethusa 40.2 (2007) 165-81.

“Statius’ Achilleid,” in Anthology of Classical Myth. (Hackett 2004) 395-98.


Pliny the Younger, Epistles II / Christopher Whitton (Cambridge UP 2013) Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

The women of Pliny’s letters / Jo-Ann Shelton. (Routledge: 2012) Ancient History Bulletin.

Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger : an introduction / Roy K. Gibson and Ruth Morello. (Cambridge UP 2012). Journal of Roman Studies 103 (2014) 327-329.

Friendship in Cicero's Ad Familiares and Seneca's Moral Epistles: The Gift of Correspondence in Classical Rome / Amanda Wilcox. (U. of Wisconsin Press  2012). New England Classical Journal (forthcoming 2013).

Statius Silvae Book II / Carole Newlands (Cambridge UP 2011) Mnemosyne 66 (2013) 342-43.

Pliny’s Women / Jacqueline Carlon (Cambridge UP 2009). Women’s Studies 40.3 (2011) 361-365.


"Statius' Language of Wealth" Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism 91 (2007) 109-34.  Reprinted with permission from Taylor and Francis from Nothing Ordinary Here (Routledge 2005).


"Statius' Achilleid," trans. in Anthology of Classical Myth (Hackett 2004) 395-398.


“Master of Letters: Linguistic and pedagogical authority in Fronto’s correspondence.” (article)

“In sickness and in health: deathbed scenes in Roman literature.” (book)


Magister Domino: intellectual and pedagogical power in Fronto’s correspondence”: University of South Africa Classics Colloquium (October 21-25, 2014).

"The Making of Roman Letters:" Invited research presentation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (February 17th, 2014).

“Master of Letters: Linguistic competence in Fronto’s correspondence.” (APA 2014).

“Lost in Translation? Metaphrase, Paraphrase and the Translator’s Ars.” Invited guest speaker, University of Mary Washington (September 15, 2011).

“September 1, 1939” by W. H. Auden: A Classicist’s Perspective on Literary Intertextuality. Invited participant, The State and Stakes of Literary Study (National Humanities Center 2010).

“Dear Student: Teaching Roman Letters in the Age of Email” (CAMWS 2009).

“Making the Man: Statius as Creator of Distinction in the Silvae” (Invited Participant, Colloquium on Statius’ Silvae, U. of WI, Madison 2004).

“Perfecting the Ideal: Molding Roman Woman in Statius’ Silvae” (International Conference on Statius, Groningen, The Netherlands 2003).

Virtutes feminarum: Violentilla’s Idealized Portrait in Statius’ Silvae 1.2” (American Philological Association Annual Meeting 2003).

In loco felici Felix: Pollius Felix’s wealth of philosophy” (Invited Talk, Indiana University 2002).

Ovidius Audientibus: Deconstructing the Augustan Propaganda Machine” (CAMWS 1999).

“Politics and friendship: the role of amicitia in the correspondence between M. Tullius Cicero and L. Munatius Plancus” (CAMWS 1997).