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Jackie Murray,
Assistant Professor of Classics

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Ladd Hall 205A   Phone:  518-580-8407


Ph.D. Classics, University of Washington (2005)

M.A. Classics, University of Western Ontario

B.A. (with Distinction) Latin and Classical Studies, University of Guelph


Doctoral Dissertation: The Polyphonic Argo

Teaching Experience

2008 – present         Assistant Professor of Classics at Skidmore College

2005 – 2008             Assistant Professor of Classics at Temple University

Awards, Fellowships and Honors

2011-2012                  Andrew Heiskell/National Endowment for the Humanities

Post-Doctoral Rome Prize

2010                           NEH Fellowship: Institute for Enabling Geospatial


2010                           Mellon Faculty Seminar – Tang Museum

2006-2007                University of Venice Advanced Seminar in Ancient Mediterranean Literature

2006                           NEH Fellowship: UCLA Summer Institute on Models of Ancient Rome

2004-2005                Alvord Dissertation Fellowship, University of Washington

2004-2005                Simpson Center Society of Scholars, University of Washington

2004                           Jim Greenfield Dissertation Fellowship, University of


2003-2004                Lead Teaching Associate, University of Washington

1999-2003                 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Doctoral Fellowship

1998-1999                 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Research Interests

Hellenistic Poetry; Latin Poetry; Greek and Latin Imperial Literature; Archaic Choral and Lyric Poetry; Hellenistic and Roman Cultural Studies; Roman Topography and Ancient Urbanism; Race and Gender Studies.



In press          “Burned After Reading:  The So-Called List of Alexandrian Librarians in P.Oxy. X 1241” Aitia 2 (January 2012).

                        “Anchoring Apollonius’ Argonautica in Time,” in M.A. Harder e.o. (eds.) Hellenistic Poetry in Context (Leuven).

2011                “Pompey’s First Ship: Lucan and Apollonius,” in Paolo Asso (ed.), Brill’s Companion to Lucan (Leiden).

2010               “Hellenistic Elegy: Out from under the shadow of Callimachus” in James J. Clauss and Martine Cuypers (eds.), Blackwell Companion to Hellenistic Literature (Oxford in press).

2008               Review of M. Fantuzzi and R. Hunter, Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry, Ancient History Bulletin 20.

2007               “Gendered voice in Hellenistic Epigram” with Jonathan M. Rowland, in Peter Bing and Jon Bruss (eds.) Brill Companion to Hellenistic Epigrams (Leiden).

2005               “The Constructions of the Argo in Apollonius’ Argonautica”, in A. Harder and M. Cuypers (eds.) Beginning from Apollo: Studies in Apollonius Rhodius and the Argonautic Tradition (Leuven).

2004               “The Metamorphoses of Erysichthon: Callimachus, Apollonius and Ovid” in M.A. Harder e.o. (eds.) Callimachus II (Leuven).

2002               “Waking up to Iliad 7.434" CQ 52:2 (580-81).

In Progress

Book manuscript

Anchoring Apollonius’ Argonautica in Time.


“Poetically Erect: Herodas 6 & 7 in the context of all female ritual mockery in the cult of Demeter.” (submitted for considertation).

“Similes in Apollonius’ Argonautica” in The Cambridge Companion to Apollonius’ Argonautica. Eds. Jackie Murray and Chad Schroeder (forthcoming CUP 2011)

Editorial Project

With Chad Schroeder.The Cambridge Companion to Apollonius’s Argonautica (forthcoming CUP 2011)

Committee Work

            Minority Scholarship Committee (APA/AIA)

            Black Faculty-Staff Group (Skidmore College)

            Mausoleum: An Innovative Interdisciplinary Group (Skidmore College).

            Integrity Board (Skidmore College).