Latin Epic, Late Antiquity, Roman History, Greek Tragedy, Homer


Nell graduated with her PhD in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College in 2014, following an MA from Bryn Mawr in 2010 and an AB in Classics from Princeton University in 2007.  Her work focuses on history in the Roman imagination, particularly the use of exemplary heroes in later Latin poetry.  She is also interested in the abstract feminine in Latin literature, especially the figure of Roma.  Most recently, she has published on women in Lucan's Bellum Civile, and is working on book chapter dealing with nostalgia in the same work.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • “Roma(na) Matrona,” The Classical Journal 112.4 (2017), 432-459

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Latin: Livy and Horace
  • Advanced Latin: Lucan and Caesar
  • Intermediate Latin
  • Elementary Latin
  • Ancient City: Rome
  • Ancient City: Alexandria
  • Sacred Space in the Roman World
  • Sacred Space in the Greek World
  • Greek Theater and Society
  • The Romans