Margaret Williamson

Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor Emerita of Classics

  • Associate Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature


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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Comparative Literature, Classical Studies


  • B.A., M.A. University of Cambridge
  • M.A. University of Toronto
  • University College, London
  • Kings College, London
  • Ph.D. University of London

Selected Publications

  • Sappho's Immortal Daughters, Harvard University Press, 1995.

  • 'Sappho and the Other Woman', in Re-reading Sappho, E. Greene (ed.), 1996.

  • 'Eros the Blacksmith', in Thinking Men: Masculinity and its Self Representation in the Classical Tradition, eds L. Foxhall and J. B. Salmon, 1998.

  • The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greece, ed. with S. Blundell, 1998

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Works In Progress

  • Nero and the mustard: injurious naming on 18th and early 19th century West Indian plantations: a book on slave naming practices and their cultural representation, with particular reference to classical names.

  • The Jamaican Slave Names Project, an online database created through a Digital Humanities Summer Residency at Dartmouth College, 2016.

  • Introduction to excerpts from the travel narratives of Thomas Staunton St Clair and Matthew 'Monk' Lewis for an online reader on Classics and Race, eds Sarah Derbew, Daniel Orrells and Phiroze Vasunia, UCL Press online.