Dr. Daniella Widdows

Dr. Daniella WiddowsAssistant Professor of Classics
Maples, 103
(434) 223-7264


Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2006; M.A., Indiana University, 1995; B.A., Oberlin College, 1993.

Has taught at Hampden-Sydney College since 2007.  Previously she taught at Loyola University in Baltimore and the University of Southern California.  Born in Canada, as a child she lived in Australia, England and the midwest.  She loves to travel and most recently spent time in Greece (primarily the Peloponnese and Crete) and South Korea (primarily Seoul).   As an undergraduate she spent a semester in Rome at the ICCS program and highly recommends it to current students!

Teaching Interests
Greek and Latin language and literature, animals in antiquity, daily life, gender studies, human-animal relationships, Sparta, mythology.

College Service
Currently serving as Chair of the Classics Department.  She has served on several committees, been the faculty representative to the President's council, and has been chair of the Intercultural Affairs Committee.  She continues to serve as the faculty advisor to the Unity ALLiance student group and Eta Sigma Phi (the classics honor society).  She has served multiple times as a freshman advisor.


  • 2013 "Hide and Peek: Gazing at Epiktetos's London E38", in Hephaistos 29, 2012, 69-86. 
  • 2011    "Teaching Classical Texts That Include Rape at an All-Male College", Cloelia, Fall 2011.

Recent Presentations at Professional Conferences

  • 2013    "Unspeakable Subjects, Uniform Students: Rape and Ethnic Cleansing in the Non-Diverse College Classroom," Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, February 2013. Poster presentation, with James Frusetta.
  • 2012    "Pride of Place: Significant Positioning of Animal Skin Heads in Greek Vase Painting", Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest conference, Willamette University. Conference presentation.
  • 2010    "The Skin She's In: Epiktetos's London E38", Classical Association of the Middle West and South-Southern Section conference, University of Richmond. Conference presentation.

Recent Invitational Presentations

  • 2010    "Monsters in Antiquity: The Minotaur", Studying Monsters and the Monstrous, Hampden-Sydney College
  • 2009    "From Deer's Skin to Deerskin: Reviewing the Process of Making Animal Skins in Ancient Greece", Classical Association of Virginia conference, Hampden-Sydney College
  • 2007    "'Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?': Semonides's Poem on the Creation of Women", Loyola College