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Meghan DiLuzio

Assistant Professor of Classics

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  • Ph.D., Classics, Princeton University, 2011
  • M.A., Classics, Princeton University, 2009
  • B.A., History, The College of New Jersey, summa cum laude, 2004


  • Roman history, religion, women in antiquity.

Research Interests

Meghan DiLuzio is interested in Roman cultural history, including especially religion and women in ancient Rome. Her current book project, A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome, demonstrates that priestesses had a vibrant and vivid presence in the life of their community and reveals the ways in which priestly service shaped, and was shaped by, Roman gender roles and gender ideologies.

Recent Papers

  • "Serving the Gods Together in Rome and Pompeii," Faculty Symposium with comments by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Baylor University, September 2013.
  • "Vestals and Simpulatrices: Women's Use of Priestly Implements in Ancient Rome," Gods, Objects, and Ritual Practice in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Emory University, March 2013.
  • "Paulina's Poetic Defense of Roman Religion," as part of the ASGLE panel Poetry on Stone: Verse Inscriptions in the Greco-Roman World, Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Seattle, W.A., January 2013.
  • "Tunica or Stola? The Dress of the Vestal Virgins," Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Baton Rouge, L.A., March 2012.
  • "Uxor et Sacerdos: The Role of the Flaminica Dialis in Roman Religion," Baylor University, February 2012.
  • "The Political Activities of the Vestal Virgins," Baylor University, February 2011.
  • "The Autobiography of a Roman Priestess: Religious Identity in Late Antiquity," That's What She Said: The Construction and Expression of Women's Voices in Antiquity, University of California, Los Angeles, November 2010.
  • "Serving the Gods Together: Flamines and Flaminicae in Republican Rome," Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Newark, N.J., October 2010.