Dr. Charles S. Campbell

Dr. Charles CampbellVisiting Assistant Professor

111 Irvin Hall


MON 1:00pm-3:00pm
WED 1:00pm-3:00pm

Dr. Campbell specializes in teaching ancient languages, especially Latin, and Mythology. In addition, he has offered a wide variety of courses on ancient culture, history, and literature in translation, including Epic Poetry and Ancient Law. Dr. Campbell's current scholarship focuses on Greek poetry and poets at Rome in the 1st centuries BCE and CE. His most recent publications include articles on Catullus and the reception of Hellenistic poetry in Roman Italy.


  • 2013 - University of Cincinnati, Ph.D. in Classics. Thesis:  Poets and Poetics in Greek Literary Epigram. Supervisor:  Professor Kathryn J. Gutzwiller.
  • 2005 - Grinnell College, B.A. in Classics, with honors.


  • 2011-2012 - Fellow of the Advanced Seminar in the Humanities at Venice International University, Venice, IT.
  • April-May 2011 - Dissertation Research: Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich, GR.
  • Summer 2007 - Summer Course in Epigraphy in the Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies, The Ohio State University.
  • Summer 2005 - Language Study (Ancient Greek), University of Chicago.
  • Spring 2004 - Study Abroad: Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.


  • Greek and Latin poetry (esp. Hellenistic poetry; Greek epigram
  • 1st century BCE Latin poetry)
  • ancient scholarship and literary criticism



  • (In progress) “Imitation, Variation, and Poetic Persona:  Callimachus and Leonidas of Tarentum in the Garland of Philip.” To appear in C. Carey, I. Petrovic, and M. Kanellou, eds. Reading Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era. Under contract with Oxford University Press.

Book Reviews

  • (In progress) Review of V. Garulli, Byblos Lainee: Epigrafia, Letteratura, Epitafio (Bologna:  Pàtron Editore, 2012). To appear in Révue de Philologie.
  • Review of A. Schatzmann, Nikarchos II:  Einleitung, Texte, Kommentar.  (Göttingen:  Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012). To appear in Gnomon.
  • Review of A. Sens, Asclepiades of Samos (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2011). Exemplaria Classica 15, 2011:  367-370.

Conference Papers

  •  “A Parasite Among the Augustans:  Antipater of Thessalonica and Latin Poetry.” CAMWS, Boulder, CO. Apr. 2015.
  • “Salty Sequences in Catullus and Meleager.” Society for Classical Studies, New Orleans, LA. Jan. 2015.
  • “Imitation, Variation, and Poetic Persona:  Callimachus and Leonidas of Tarentum in the Garland of Philip.” Greek Literary Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era, University College London, Sept. 11-13, 2013. (Video:  http://www.ucl.ac.uk/classics/engagement/greek_literary_epigram)
  • Femmes Fatales: The Lure of the Foreign in Philodemus (AP 5.132) and Catullus (c. 51).” Classical Association of the Middle West and South. April 2013.
  • “A model epigrammatist: Leonidas of Tarentum and Poetic Self-representation in the Garland of Philip.” American Philological Association. January 2013.
  • “The ethics and poetics of simplicity in the Garland of Philip.” Venice International University Advanced Seminar in the Humanities. October 2012.
  • “Neat Writing: Antipater of Sidon and the Stylistics of Drunkenness.” Classical Association of the United Kingdom. April 2011.
  • “Menander in the admiring eye of epigram.” Classical Association of the Middle West and South. April, 2009.

Invited Lectures

  • “Parasites, Philosophers, and Diplomats:  Greek Epigrammatists at Rome in the 1st Century BCE.” Miami University of Ohio Faculty Works in Progress Series. November 20th, 2013.


Miami University

  • Fall 2016 (upcoming) - Greek Philosophical Writers; Introductory Latin; Classical Mythology
  • Spring 2015 - Ancient Law and Justice; Greeks in the Near East and Central Asia; Classical Mythology
  • Fall 2014 - Classical Mythology; Introductory Latin; Greek and Roman Epic Poetry
  • Spring 2014 - Classical Mythology (x2)
  • Fall 2013 - Introductory Latin; Classical Mythology (x2)

University of Cincinnati

  • Fall 2010 - Sole Instructor:  Greek Civilization
  • AY 2009-10 - Sole Instructor:  Intensive Introductory Greek
  • AY 2008-09 - Teaching Assistant to Dr. Susan Prince:  Intensive Introductory Greek 
  • AY 2007-08 - Sole Instructor:  Intensive Introductory Latin


University of Cincinnati

  •  Fall 2012 - Research Assistant to Prof. Stephen Bowman, Department of JudaicStudies, University of Cincinnati.
  • AY 2009-10 - Department Liaison for Undergraduate Engagement, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati. Organized lectures and workshops aimed at undergraduate Classics majors.
  • AY 2005-06 - Research Assistant to Prof. Holt N. Parker, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati.


  • 2005–2012 - Louise Taft Semple Fellowship and University Graduate Scholarship, covering tuition, fees, and a stipend to study in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Spring 2005 - Seneca Prize in Classics: Prize awarded to an outstanding graduating Classics major by the faculty of the Department of Classics, Grinnell College.
  • Spring 2004 - Phi Beta Kappa, Grinnell College.
  • Spring 2004 - Benedetta and Giancarlo Galassi-Beria Scholarship, Spring 2004: A scholarship to study at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies at Rome.