Adrienne Hagen

Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Classics

Rm 10 Wallace Hall 309-457-2374

Biography

Growing up on a farm in rural Virginia, I learned to appreciate the natural world from a young age. While completing my doctorate in classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I discovered that I could combine my love of all things Greek and Roman with my passion for nature. I now specialize in environmental history and environmental philosophy.

I am particularly interested in how ancient people conceived of nature from a philosophical and scientific standpoint and how they interacted with their environment through agriculture, mining and other practices.

Interests

Environmental history

Greek and Latin literature

Greek and Roman philosophy

Animal studies

Education

BA – University of Mary Washington, 2006
PhD – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016

Courses Taught

CLAS 240/340/ HIST 230: Race, Ethnicity, and the Other in Antiquity

CLAS 240/340/ HIST 230: Labor, Class, and Slavery in Antiquity

CLAS 240/340/ HIST 230: Nature and the Environment in Antiquity

LATN 200/300/400: Ovid’s Metamorphoses

LATN 300/400: Cicero’s Dream of Scipio

GREK 200: Homer’s Odyssey Book 9

GREK 200: Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations