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Martin Shedd

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Couper Hall 106

Martin Shedd received his Ph.D. in classical studies from Indiana University Bloomington, and a B.A. in classics and general music from St. Olaf College. Most recently, he served as the Murphy Visiting Fellow in Languages at Hendrix College in Arkansas, helping to run an undergraduate scholars program dedicated to supporting independent study in literature and languages. Shedd’s research focuses on the Roman Empire and its successor states in late antiquity, and historical texts from the era. He has a forthcoming co-authored translation of an early Christian church history and considers the development of Christian theology as a critical component for understanding later Roman history. Shedd continues to use his undergraduate music degree as a choral singer and occasional piano accompanist.

Recent Courses Taught

Greek and Roman Sexualities
Greek Civilization
The Rhetoric of Decline and Fall
Magic and the Afterlife (Vergil & Apuleius)
Civil Wars: Caesar and Lucan

Select Publications

“The Historia Augusta before Pal. Lat. 899: lost manuscripts and scribal mediation.” CQ, Apr. 2021.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2021

Educational Background

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., St. Olaf College

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