Classically Inclined

March 8, 2012

Classicist Women on Twitter

Filed under: Out and about — lizgloyn @ 5:10 pm
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So, today is International Women’s Day. I saw Margaret Maitland (@eloquentpeasant) in my timeline tweeting about the women in her academic discipline, Egyptology, who are on Twitter – and I thought, why not do something similar for classics? As I did, I discovered that there are actually a fair number of us about… The list below the jump is all the classical women I have the pleasure to know and follow through Twitter. They represent a great range of relationships to classics – distinguished professors, PhD students, keen amateurs, undergraduates – as well as a considerable diversity of personal circumstances and life stages, and many different approaches to using Twitter.

Please do comment  if you can think of anybody that I’ve missed off the list, or if  you would like to be added to it. I’m quite tempted to try and keep this updated as a useful resource for the future…

Edit: I’ve now created a Twitter list for people to follow directly, which I will update in parallel with this post.

Edit 2 (4th July 2019): after some thought, I’ve decided just to update the Twitter list, and to let this one lie dormant – it was great when it was first written, but I think people are more comfortable using Twitter lists now. The Twitter list will still be updated, so please do subscribe and follow some of the amazing women (genderqueer, nonbinary) classicists of all kinds on Twitter!

@DianaJSpencer (uses @Dr_DJS for teaching purposes)
@dr_forte  and @minimus_latin
@jenebbeler – also uses @RomeCC302 for classics-specific material
@ProfessorJackie (also tweeting at @LibAntiquity)
@smallchange2014 (run by @cakeandgin and @JenniferHilder)
@TheWaxTablet (tweets personally at @_victoria_rae)

Last updated 11th December 2018.



  1. Mirabile visu! So very glad to see such representation from so diverse a group on Twitter.

    Comment by Phin — March 8, 2012 @ 5:14 pm | Reply

  2. Would you consider adding me, please? Latin teacher, Minimus illustrator and Latin PhD (although that was a few years back!)
    Helen Forte

    Comment by dr_forte (@dr_forte) — March 8, 2012 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

  3. ‏ Emily Lewis @blueathena14 (Latin teacher); Nancy Llewellyn (Latin professor), and me Jennifer Nelson (librarian, Classicist-in-training, interested in Classical receptions) @gueneuera. Keep and eye out for the #LatinTweetUp every once in a while – a group of people who tweet in Latin!

    Comment by Jennifer Nelson — March 9, 2012 @ 1:24 pm | Reply

    • Sorry, missed a detail: Nancy Llewellyn – @NancyELlewellyn

      Comment by Jennifer Nelson — March 9, 2012 @ 1:44 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for the suggestions, which are now in the blog post list and the Twitter list!

      Comment by lizgloyn — March 9, 2012 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

  4. @skiourophile – nowadays a hobby classicist in Australia. PhD in ancient lit. This is a great idea – thank you for your hard work.

    Comment by skiourophile (@skiourophile) — March 10, 2012 @ 2:18 am | Reply

  5. Hi

    Could you add me please? Classics teacher at Slough Grammar School tweeting info and news to her students and colleagues and previously a Research Assistant at University of Otago, NZ and Cambridge University…


    Comment by Lizzie Madden — March 10, 2012 @ 9:18 am | Reply

    • Absolutely! Can you let me know what your Twitter handle is, please?

      Edit: Not to worry, I’ve found you on Twitter and have added you accordingly.

      Comment by lizgloyn — March 10, 2012 @ 10:31 am | Reply

    • Thank you!

      Comment by Lizzie Madden — March 12, 2012 @ 11:11 pm | Reply

  6. Would you be able to add me? My personal account is _victoria_rae (for proof that I am female, ha) and my blog twitter is @thewaxtablet. Thank you for doing this! 🙂

    Comment by VictoriaRae — March 11, 2012 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

  7. Could you add me please? Only a mere Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient Greek student though! @barkingmaddy

    Comment by barkingmaddy — March 11, 2012 @ 8:44 pm | Reply

  8. Quaeso me adde-Grace de Majewski B.A Classics-Trinity Classics; M.A Latin-University of Georgia- Latin and Greek tutor; translator of Latin and Greek passages in Montague Summers’ The Vampire His Kith and Kin and The Vampire in Europe

    Thanks Grace de Majewski@gratiagrunitita

    Comment by Grace de Majewski — March 11, 2012 @ 9:03 pm | Reply

  9. What a wonderful list, thank you so much for compiling it! If it’s not too late, I’d love to be on it. I’m a Latin and Greek teacher, MA in Classics. My twitter handle is @MillerMadeline.

    Comment by Madeline Miller — March 11, 2012 @ 9:37 pm | Reply

    • Not too late at all – this is meant to be updated, and now has been!

      Comment by lizgloyn — March 11, 2012 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  10. So the ancient meets the new…what a world. Great list!

    Comment by Gail Strickland (@Gailstrickland1) — June 2, 2012 @ 4:38 am | Reply

  11. been perusing the list…this is great. Please add me?

    Comment by Gail Strickland (@Gailstrickland1) — June 2, 2012 @ 4:51 am | Reply

  12. Me too, please! Clara Hardy; I teach Classics at Carleton College in Minnesota — @ShawHardy

    Comment by Clara — December 31, 2012 @ 2:21 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Clara – you’re now on both lists!

      Comment by lizgloyn — December 31, 2012 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

  13. You missed Mary Beard!

    Comment by paulfound — December 31, 2012 @ 5:59 pm | Reply

  14. Ignore my last – forgot her Twitter name starts with a W!

    Comment by paulfound — December 31, 2012 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

    • Not to worry – thanks for making the suggestion anyway!

      Comment by lizgloyn — December 31, 2012 @ 6:02 pm | Reply

  15. I’m a Latin and Classics teacher in Massachusetts. Could I be added? (Currently teaching grades 4-8.) My handle is @magistrahf. Thanks!

    Comment by Lydia — March 8, 2013 @ 1:07 pm | Reply

    • Absolutely – you’re now on both lists!

      Comment by lizgloyn — March 8, 2013 @ 6:04 pm | Reply

  16. And me! @drarlenehh

    Comment by Arlene — March 8, 2014 @ 9:59 am | Reply

  17. I am an MA in Latin and teach on the secondary school level in New York City. It would be nice to be part of this. My handle is magistramichaud.

    Comment by Louise Michaud — March 8, 2014 @ 1:25 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for saying hello – you’re now on both lists.

      Comment by lizgloyn — March 8, 2014 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

  18. You should add Sophie Hay @pompei79

    Comment by followinghadrian — March 8, 2014 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

  19. Can I be on this list too, please @BarbaraGraziosi

    Comment by Barbara Graziosi — March 8, 2014 @ 8:13 pm | Reply

    • You’re already there – I added you as soon as I realised you were on Twitter!

      Comment by lizgloyn — March 8, 2014 @ 8:50 pm | Reply

  20. Please add me, Latin teacher for 30 + years: lindoula

    Comment by Linda Kordas — March 8, 2014 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

  21. You’re forgetting Shelley Haley ( @reginalatinae)

    Comment by T — March 8, 2014 @ 9:35 pm | Reply

    • Thank you for letting me know that Prof. Haley is on Twitter – I had absolutely no idea! She’s now on both lists.

      Comment by lizgloyn — March 8, 2014 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

  22. What a fantastic list. I have to thank @carolemadge for posting a link to it on Facebook. Thank you for compiling it.


    Comment by David — March 8, 2014 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

  23. Please add me! @MrsCAWebster

    Comment by Claire Webster — March 9, 2014 @ 7:19 am | Reply

  24. Great idea!!!! Add me, @m_dal_borgo twitter account. Thanks

    Comment by Manuela — March 10, 2014 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

  25. Great list. I love classicist women, and I am one. I am the author of Alpha is for Anthropos, a collection of original nursery rhymes in Ancient Greek. I tweet at @AlphaAnthropos Please add me to your list.

    Comment by Therese Sellers — March 11, 2014 @ 1:16 am | Reply

    • Thanks for coming by – you’re on both lists!

      Comment by lizgloyn — March 11, 2014 @ 7:39 am | Reply

  26. Hi! Could you please add me, too? I hold a PhD (focus on ancient Egypt & Bronze Age Greece, specifically LBA Aegean pottery in NK Egypt and Nubia & Interconnections/Keftiu) and a MA in Classics. I work in both Greece and Egypt. Thanks! I’m @keftiugal . 🙂

    Comment by beth — March 11, 2014 @ 1:55 am | Reply

  27. Hi there, could you please add me too! I’m starting a PhD in Classics at Birmingham Uni with Diana Spencer in Sept. Thanks!

    Comment by miriamsdbay — July 1, 2014 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

  28. Hello Liz, could you possibly add me to the list? @afreisenbruch

    Comment by Annelise Freisenbruch — August 11, 2014 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for waving, Annelise – you’re now on both lists!

      Comment by lizgloyn — August 11, 2014 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

  29. Hi there! Could you add myself? I’m currently pursuing an MPhil in Classical Archaeology.

    Comment by Leah (@meddiss) — November 17, 2014 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

    • Hi Leah – thanks for stopping by! You’re now on both lists.

      Comment by lizgloyn — November 18, 2014 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  30. Really great resource! May I suggest a couple more women working in classical reception? @plaster_figleaf and @JenniferEGrove. Also me, if I may, with PhD in classical archaeology and museum studies, @VickyDonnellan

    Comment by Vicky Donnellan — February 10, 2016 @ 7:18 am | Reply

    • I am so sorry it has taken me this long to update and respond, Vicky, but these are great suggestions and the list is now finally updated!

      Comment by lizgloyn — April 1, 2016 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  31. I would love to be part of your list. @MagistraManning

    Comment by Laura Manning — April 9, 2016 @ 1:27 am | Reply

    • Thanks for coming by – you’re now on both lists!

      Comment by lizgloyn — April 9, 2016 @ 10:46 am | Reply

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