Matthew P. Loar
PhD Candidate, Classical Literature Track
BA in Classics from Washington and Lee University (2007)
MSt in Women’s Studies from Kellogg College, University of Oxford (2009)
I am an alumnus of the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome; I have conducted archaeological fieldwork in East Lokris, Greece; and I was once a high school math teacher in Wilmington, DE. In recent years I have participated in the Advanced Seminar in the Humanities through Venice International University. My dissertation, currently titled “Hercules at the Crossroads of Augustan Literature and Art,” uses Hercules as a point of entry to explore how Augustan authors deployed and wrote about Republican monuments in their accounts of Rome.