Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
A San Francisco native, Lissa Crofton-Sleigh received her B.A. in Greek and Latin (minor in Music History) from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Ph.D in Classics from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a dissertation on architectural ekphrases in Roman poetry. She has taught all levels of Latin and Greek language and literature, as well as courses on Greek and Roman mythology, Classics in translation, and etymology. Her research interests include Augustan and Flavian poetry, Greek and Roman architecture, religion and ritual, and the reception of Classics in music. Her work entitled "Helen With a Blue Dress On: Strauss' Die ägyptische Helena" recently won the Oxford Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama's Ars Longa Prize for best essay on the themes of Greek tragedy and the operas of Richard Strauss. Her article on Hercules and mythical landscapers in Vergil's Aeneid has just been published in McInerney and Sluiter (eds.) Valuing Landscape in Classical Antiquity: Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination (Brill, 2016). Professor Crofton-Sleigh lives in Sunnyvale, CA with her husband, George.