Calkins, Renee

Senior Lecturer in Classics
Foreign Languages & Literature


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles

Courses Taught

  • Classic 170: Classical Mythology
  • Classic 201: Introduction to Greek Life and Literature
  • Classic 301: Herodotus and the Dramatists
  • Classic 302: War and Politics in Ancient Greece
  • Classic 351: Ancient Greek Religion
  • Greek 501: Readings in Classical Greek Prose: Herodotus
  • Greek 502: Readings in Classical Greek Poetry: Homer
  • Latin 306: Readings in Latin Literature: Ovid
  • Latin 502: Readings in Latin Poetry: Satire

Teaching Interests

Ancient Greek language and culture, mythology

Research Interests

Archaic Greek poetry, Greek archaeology and social memory in the ancient Greek world, Greek historiography

Other Relevant Activities

  • 2017-18: Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program
  • 2014: NEH Summer Institute: Morality: Facing Death in Ancient Greece
  • 2009: Ohio State University Summer Epigraphy Seminar
  • 2007: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Summer Session II member
  • 2003-06: Graduate Research Fellow for the Roman Forum Project, UCLA Experiential Technologies Center