Martha Malamud

Martha Malamud

Director of Graduate Studies
Co-editor, Arethusa
Phone: 645-0459


Graduate Degrees

  • M.A. Cornell University
  • Ph.D.  Cornell University (directed by Frederick M. Ahl)

Expertise/Research Interests

  • Imperial Latin Literature, Roman Epic, Late Antique Literature, Reception of Classical Literature

Selected Publications

  • “Double, Double: Two Late Roman Medeas” in Roman Medea, ed. A.J. Boyle.  Ramus 41.1 (2012), 161-89.
  • The Origin of Sin: An English Translation of the Hamartigenia. With notes and interpretive essay. Cornell University Press, November 2011. Link to BMCR review
  • “Tacitus and the Twentieth Century Novel.” In A.J. Woodman ed., The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus.   Cambridge University Press, 2010 (300-16).
  • “Lucan and Petronius:  Primitive Politics”, in Writing Politics in Imperial Rome, edited J. Garthwaite and W. Dominik.  Brill. 2009.
  • “A Spectacular Meal:  Domitian’s Banquet in Silvae 4.2,” in Statius’ Silvae and the Poetics of Intimacy, eds. Carole Newlands, Antony Augoustakis, and Martha Malamud.  Arethusa 40.2 (May 2007), 223-44.
  • A Poetics of Transformation: Prudentius and Classical Mythology. Cornell University Press, 1989.

Edited Volumes: of  Arethusa

Arethusa Books Series:

Offices in Professional Organizations

  • Committee for Research, American Philological Association
  • Chair, American Philological Association Nominating Committee
  • American Philological Association Committee for the Study of Women and Minority Groups.
  • American Philological Association Ad Hoc Committee for the Database.
  • Classical Association of the Atlantic States Board of Directors

Honors and Awards

  • Rothman Distinguished Lectures in Classics.  University of Florida, Gainesville.
  • SUNY Conferences in the Disciplines Grant.
  • American Council of Learned Societies Grant.
  • Rome Prize in Classical Studies, The American Academy in Rome (National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship).
  • Mellon Fellowship at the University of Southern California.


  • Undergraduate:  Latin 201, Latin 202, Latin 301 (Ovid), Latin 302 (Catullus and Horace), Vergil’s Eclogues; Readings in Latin Literature;  Classical Epic Traditions (CL 315)
  • Graduate:  Vergil, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Late Antique Literature, Sallust, Tacitus, Roman Drama, Age of Nero, Roman Satire


Curriculum Vitae