Meet the Faculty

Megan O. Drinkwater

Megan O. Drinkwater

Associate Professor of Classics and Chair

Contact Information

Phone: 404.471.6243
Office Location: Buttrick 309

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor Drinkwater's research interests include Roman Literature, Gender Performance, and Roman Social History.

Professional Activities

Professor Drinkwater publishes consistently on Roman Elegy, including a chapter forthcoming in a volume on Ovid's Heroides for De Gruyter's Trends in Classics series. A monograph on the Heroides, Letters From Exile: Ovid's Heroides and the Augustan Principate, is currently under review for Oxford University Press' Oxford Studies in Classical Literature and Gender Theory series. 

Recent publications include an article in in The Classical World, "Irreconcilable Differences: Pastoral, Elegy, and Epic in Ovid's Heroides 5" (CW 108.2), a chapter on the militia amoris for the Cambridge Companion to Latin Love Elegy, “The Woman's Part: The Speaking Beloved in Roman Elegy” (The Classical Quarterly 63.1), and "His Turn to Cry: Tibullus' Marathus Cycle (1.4, 1.8 and 1.9) and Roman Elegy" (The Classical Journal 107.2). She is a proponent of innovative pedagogy, curricular coherence, and the benefits of consistent program assessment and faculty mentorship.

Web Links

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)