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Laura McClure

Expert on Athenian drama, women and gender in classical antiquity, classical reception

Professor and chair, Classics College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-8269 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Classical reception (Classics and the 19th century)
  • Women and gender in classical antiquity
  • Ancient Greek tragedy and comedy


  • Co-editor, with C. A. Faraone, "Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World," University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.
  • Author, "Courtesans at Table: Gender and Greek Literary Culture in Athenaeus," Routledge, 2003.
  • Author, "Spoken Like a Woman: Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama," Princeton, 1997
  • UW-Madison Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, 1999
  • Vilas Associate Award, 1999-2001
  • Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, 2001
  • Recipient, Philip R. Certain Fellowship, 2013