Faculty Profile

Meghan Reedy

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies (2007)

Contact Information


East College Room 109


Since arriving at Dickinson, she has expanded her teaching interests to include Roman history alongside Greek and Latin language. Her current research is on emotional display in Roman poetry, particularly in the moody love poems of Propertius.


  • B.A., Whitman College, 1996
  • M.A., University of Durham, England, 2000
  • D.Phil., University of Oxford, England, 2007

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

GREK 233 Herodotus
Selected readings from The Persian Wars, supplemented with reading of the text in English. Attention is paid to the nature of history and historical writing. Recommended: 112 or the equivalent. Offered every two years. This course fulfills the DIV I.b. distribution requirement.

LATN 243 Lucretius
Selections from the Epicurean philosopher's epic poem On the Nature of Things, with study of the philosophical and poetic background of the work, its reception in antiquity, and its relevance to modern concerns. Prerequisite: 112 or the equivalent. Offered every third year. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.

ENST 550 Independent Research

Spring 2015

GREK 112 Introduction to Greek Poetry
Selected readings from Homer with emphasis on poetic style and composition. Supplementary readings in English help stimulate discussion of literary, historical, and cultural topics regarding epic poetry. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent.

LATN 242 Vergil, Aeneid
Selections from the epic, with emphasis on Vergil's literary aims and technique. Prerequisite: 112 or the equivalent. Offered every third year.

GREK 394 Hellenistic Greek Poetry
Readings and conferences on selected areas of Greek literature. Research skills are emphasized. Prerequisite: at least one course at the 200-level. Offered occasionally.

ENST 550 Independent Research