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About Rachel Meyers

Rachel Meyers (Ph.D, Duke University) is Assistant Professor of Classical Studies in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. She co-directs Roman Italy, a summer study abroad program that centers on the art, culture, and history of ancient Rome and Italy.

Dr. Meyers teaches a variety of courses in the Classical Studies Program, including Roman Archaeology, Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World, Greek and Roman Mythology, and online Latin. Meyers has diverse research interests in the material culture, language, and literature of Classical antiquity. In broad terms, she focuses her research in the areas of Roman sculpture and architecture, women and gender, social history, and imperial propaganda. More specifically, Meyers examines the ways in which various forms of art and monetary currency were used by the Antonine imperial family as propaganda in the mid-second century. She is currently working on projects that document and examine sculptural displays of the Antonine family from the Roman Empire and that analyze benefactions by women across the Roman world.


Present Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Iowa State University Department of World Languages and Cultures

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2236 Pearson Hall
505 Morrill Rd
Ames, IA 50011


Women in Antiquity (3)

Antoine Age (3)

Numismatics (1)

Roman Architecture (2)