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Mariah Smith

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Lecturer, Undergraduate Coordinator

Mariah Smith is a lecturer in the Department of Classics at UGA. She earner her BA in Classics at Willamette University, her MA at the University of Kansas, and her PhD at Indiana University. She comes to UGA from the University of New Hampshire where she held the Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project, housed in the Classics program of the Department of Classics, Humanities and Italian. Previously she was a lecturer in Classics at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on uncovering the lived experiences of Romans during the high empire, with special attention to the contemporaneous but differing attitudes of Pliny the Younger and Martial.


Indiana University, PhD in Classics, Minor in Ancient Studies, June 2016
Dissertation: Dimensions of Space and Time in the Literary Worlds of Pliny and Martial

University of Kansas, MA in Classics, 2009
MA thesis: To Seek the Boundaries of the Roman Lares: Interaction and Evolution

Willamette University, BA in Classics (Phi Beta Kappa), 2006

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Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowships (2015-2016)

Indiana University Department of Classical Studies Fellowship (2009-2010)

Undergraduate Programs

UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. Classics degrees with multiple areas of emphasis. Double Dawgs degrees focus on careers in Historic Preservation and World Language Education. Minor degrees in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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