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Rachel Meyers (Ph.D, Duke University) is Assistant Professor of Classical Studies in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. She co-directs Roman Italy, a summer study abroad program that centers on the art, culture, and history of ancient Rome and Italy.

Dr. Meyers teaches a variety of courses in the Classical Studies Program, including Roman Archaeology, Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World, Greek and Roman Mythology, and online Latin. Meyers has diverse research interests in the material culture, language, and literature of Classical antiquity. In broad terms, she focuses her research in the areas of Roman sculpture and architecture, women and gender, social history, and imperial propaganda. More specifically, Meyers examines the ways in which various forms of art and monetary currency were used by the Antonine imperial family as propaganda in the mid-second century. She is currently working on projects that document and examine sculptural displays of the Antonine family from the Roman Empire and that analyze benefactions by women across the Roman world.

Find articles at the ISU digital Repository
  • “Filiae Augustorum: The Ties that Bind in the Antonine Age” Classical World vol. 109.4 (2016): 487-505.
  • “Reconsidering Opportunities for Female Benefactors in the Roman Empire: Julia Antonia Eurydice and the Gerontikon at Nysa,” L’Antiquité Classique 81 (2012) 145-159.
  • “Female Portraiture and Female Patronage in the High Imperial Period,” in S. James and S. Dillon, eds., A Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Blackwell, 2012).
  • “Coinage, Roman Empire”, “Overstrike”, “Seals, Greece”, “Seals, Roman”, “Tabellarii”, “Tabularium” in R. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Blackwell, 2012).
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Shakeshaft Master Teacher Award (2016-17)
  • James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching (2016-17)
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Office: 2236 Pearson Hall
Phone: (515) 294-9017
Email: rlmeyers@iastate.edu