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Clara Hardy

Clara Hardy

  • Professor of Classics, Chair of Classics, John E. Sawyer Professor of Liberal Learning, Classics


While I consider myself a generalist (humani nihil a me alienum puto!) my particular interests are in ancient drama and gender studies. I regularly teach Classics courses in these areas, as well as Latin and Greek courses at all levels. I've been obsessed for some time now with the mutilation of the Herms in 415 BCE, and confess to being just a little bit in love with Alcibiades.

Education & Professional History

Oberlin College, BA; Brown University, PhD.

At Carleton since 1990.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Teaching highlights: team-teaching with Ruth Weiner a course on production of Greek tragedy that was linked to the Players' production of Aeschylus' Oresteia in the spring of 2012 (see videos about the project here); reviving the Classical Mythology course structured for team-based learning; developing new electronic materials for the teaching of Ancient Greek; team-teaching a course with Sarah Jansen on philosophy and tragedy.

Most recent publication: "Eating Your Children: Wertenbaker and Shields on Tereus, Procne and Philomela" Text and Presentation 2017.

Under contract for University of Michigan: Athens 415: A City in Crisis.

Under revision for Classical Journal: a study of friendship and shame in Terence's "Brothers"

You can read my Didaskalia review of Carleton alum Lee Conrads' production of "If We Were Birds" here.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

American Philological Association, now known as the Society for Classical Studies (Outreach Committee 2010-2013)

Classical Association of the Midwest and South (Vice President for the State of Minnesota)

Classical Association of Minnesota

Personal Interests

Courses Taught This Year

  • CLAS 394: Senior Seminar (Fall 2018)
  • GRK 285: Weekly Greek (Fall 2018)
  • LATN 204: Intermediate Latin Prose and Poetry (Fall 2018)
  • CLAS 400: Senior Symposium (Winter 2019)
  • GRK 101: Elementary Greek (Winter 2019)
  • GRK 204: Intermediate Greek Prose and Poetry (Winter 2019)
  • GRK 285: Weekly Greek (Winter 2019)
  • LATN 285: Weekly Latin (Winter 2019)
  • CLAS 295: Junior Colloquium (Spring 2019)
  • LATN 103: Introduction to Latin Prose and Poetry (Spring 2019)
  • LATN 259: Seminar: Vergil (Fall 2019)
  • GRK 204: Intermediate Greek Prose and Poetry (Winter 2020)
  • GRK 285: Weekly Greek (Winter 2020)
Profile updated March 21, 2019

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