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Assistant Professor of Classics
- 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.
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.
- "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.