Madeline Thayer

Postdoctoral Scholar - Teaching Fellow
Madeline Thayer


I defended my dissertation, entitled Statius’ Flavian Achilles and advised by A.J. Boyle, in June 2022. My research interests lie largely in the literature and culture of Julio-Claudian and Flavian Rome. This fall, I’m excited to be teaching a Latin course on Lucretius’ de Rerum Natura and a GE seminar on representations of urban vs. rural life in Roman literature.


  • BA , Wellesley College, 2015
  • Research Keywords

    Latin literature; cultural history of the early Roman empire; intertextuality; Roman religion; ecocritism