Christina Vester

Associate Professor


PhD, University of Washington
MA, University of Calgary
BA, University of Calgary

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Christina Vester

Research Interests

  • Ancient Drama (esp. Euripides, Menander, Seneca)
  • Greco-Roman Households
  • Ancient Identity
  • Historical Fiction

I am currently writing a book chapter on gender and household in antiquity. I am also writing articles on identity and destruction in Seneca's Troades, and on bloodshed and bloodlines in the Octavia (Ps. Seneca).


  • Ancient Greek, occasionally Latin
  • Greek and Roman Drama
  • Etymology
  • Women in Ancient Greek Literature

I am invested in digital learning. I am co-creator (with Pauline Ripat, UWinnipeg) of Vice Verba, a game format app for learning Latin verb paradigms. We are working on a Greek version, Hoi Polloi Logoi. Ketos, a site for first year students learning Ancient Greek using Athenaze, is a project of mine. One day I hope to teach the classes on death in Greco-Roman antiquity, historical fiction, and animals in ancient literature.

Graduate Supervision

I have supervised projects on imperial Roman plastic surgery, fatherhood in Plautus, and the use of animals in late Republican literature. In the fall I will begin supervising a student working on the role of men and women in Greek tragedy. I am happy to supervise future graduate students.

Administration & Service

I am currently the Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor, Associate Chair, for Classical Studies. If you wish to discuss a minor, joint, or major, or graduate study, in Classical Studies, please contact me.