Omar & Althea Hoskins Professor of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Humanities
Greek and Roman history, Archaic and Classical Sparta, women in the ancient world
Professor Ellen Millender
Department of Classics
Portland, OR 97202
Education and Experience
I received a BA and MA in Classics from Brown University in 1986, a second BA (and gratuitous MA) in Literae Humaniores from Oxford University in 1989, and my Ph.D. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. After teaching at Bowdoin College and the University of Iowa, I came to Reed in 2002 and received tenure in 2005.
Classics 371/History 391: The Greek World from 776 to 404 BCE
Greek 210: Lysias
Greek 311: Herodotus’ Histories
“Νόμιμα ἀρχαιότροπα καὶ ἄμεικτα: Thucydides’ Conceptual Alienation of Sparta.” In A. Powell and P. Debnar, eds., Thucydides and Sparta. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, forthcoming 2020.
“Sparta.” In W. Heckel, J. Heinrichs, S. Müller, and F. Pownall, eds., Lexicon of Argead Macedonia, 476-7. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2020.
“Foxes at Home, Lions Abroad: Spartan Commanders in Xenophon’s Anabasis.” In A. Powell and N. Richer, eds., Xenophon and Sparta, 223-59. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2019.
“A Contest in Charisma: Cynisca’s Heroization, Spartan Royal Authority, and the Threat of Non-Royal Glorification.” In E. Koulakiotis and C. Dunn, eds., Political Religions in the Greco-Roman World: Discourses, Practices and Images, 34-63. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019.
“Athens, Sparta, and the Τέχνη of Deliberation.” In P. Cartledge and A. Powell, eds., The Greek Superpower: Sparta in the Self-Definitions of Athenians, 33-60. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales, 2018.
“Kingship: The History, Power, and Prerogatives of Sparta’s ‘Divine’ Dyarchy.” In A. Powell, ed., A Companion to Sparta, 452-79. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2018.
“Spartan Women.” In A. Powell, ed., A Companion to Sparta, 500-524. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2018.
“Sparta and the Crisis of the Peloponnesian League in Thucydides’ History.” In S. Forsdyke, E. Foster, and R. Balot, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides, 81-98. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.