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Dwayne Meisner

Instructor III
Ph.D (University of Western Ontario); MA (University of Western Ontario); BA Honours (University of Regina)

Office: CM 414
Phone: 306-359-1218

Current classes
Winter 2022: CLAS 151-C01 Intro to Latin Language II; CLAS 211-C01 Greek and Roman Drama; CLAS 230-C01 Ancient Sport and Spectacle

Research interests

  • Greek and Roman myth and ritual (focusing on mystery cult and the Orphic tradition)
  • Greek and Latin language and literature, including epic and tragic poetry, prose philosophy and history
  • Ancient social, cultural, and intellectual history
  • Theory and methodology in the study of myth and ritual

  • Orphic Tradition and the Birth of the Gods. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Review: Marie-Christine Fayant, Hymnes Orphiques. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2014. Journal of Hellenic Studies 136 (2016).
  • “The Evolution of the Roman Calendar.” Past Imperfect 15 (2009), 290-321.
  • “Michel Foucault and the Death of History.” The Mirror 29 (March 2009), 1-18.
  • Review: Anthi Chrysanthou, Defining Orphism. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020. Classical Review 71, 1 (2021): 201-203.