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222A Carpenter Hall

Susan Wise

Professor of Ancient and Classical Studies


  • Languages and Cultures
  • Ancient and Classical Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • Archaeology


  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati
  • B.A., University of Maryland

Selected Courses

Ancient Myths, Modern Meanings http://legacy.earlham.edu/~wisesu/ancientmyths/index.htm


Although I consider myself a generalist (and happily teach almost any course that focuses on Greece, Rome, or the ancient Mediterranean), I am trained as a classical archaeologist. My experience in the field has primarily revolved around the processing and study of "small finds": essentially all the artifacts that are stored in the museum or in storage areas off-site.

Research Projects

My research centers on religion in ancient Greece. I am particularly interested in uncovering evidence of private religious practice and belief. My dissertation, for instance, explored the archaeological and literary evidence for rituals surrounding childbirth and the reproductive cycle.