Matthew Loar Director of Fellowships, Assistant Professor of Classics (Courtesy Appointment)

Matthew Loar

Simpson House 201


Ph.D. in Classics, Stanford University (2015)
M.St. in Women’s Studies, Kellogg College, University of Oxford (2009)
B.A. in Classics, Washington and Lee University (2007)


Augustan poetry, Roman myth, gender studies


WRIT 100: Writing Seminar for First Years: The Hero’s Journey

Selected Publications

M. P. Loar, S. C. Murray, and S. Rebeggiani, eds. The Cultural History of Augustan Rome: Texts, Monuments and Topography. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
M. P. Loar, C. MacDonald, and D. Padilla Peralta, eds. Rome, Empire of Plunder: The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
“Heracles, Caesar and the Roman Emperors.” In The Oxford Handbook to Heracles, ed. D. Ogden. Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
“Sempronia, Q. Curius, and the decline of Roman gentes in Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae.” Histos 13 (2019), 146–157.
“Sexual Graffiti in the House of Marcus Lucretius in Pompeii (IX.3.5, 24).” Classical World 111.3 (2018), 405–431.
“Interactions: Microhistory as Cultural History.” In Rome, Empire of Plunder, ed. M. P. Loar, C. MacDonald, and D. Padilla Peralta. Cambridge University Press, 2017. 82–89.
“Hercules, Mummius, and the Roman Triumph in Aeneid 8.” Classical Philology 112.1 (2017), 45–62.