Susan C. Shelmerdine

Professor (Greek & Latin pedagogy, Greek poetry)
Email: shelmerd@uncg.edu
Office: 1111 MHRA
Phone: no direct line; leave message on general office phone: 336-334-5214
At UNCG Since: 1981



Ph.D. University of Michigan – 1981
A.M.  University of Michigan – 1977
A.B., cum laude, Smith College – 1976

Research Interests

Dr. Shelmerdine is especially interested in Greek and Latin pedagogy and in early Greek poetry.

Selected Publications

  • Introduction to Greek, 3rd ed., Cynthia W. Shelmerdine. Focus an Imprint of Hackett Publishing. 2020.
  • Introduction to Latin, 2nd ed. Focus an Imprint of Hackett Publishing. 2013; 1st edition 2005, revised 2007.
  • The Homeric Hymns. Focus an Imprint of Hackett Publishing. 1995; revised edition 2000.
  • Greek for Reading, G. Seligson (primary author) and A. Loftus. Univ. of Michigan Press. 1994.
  • “Pindaric Praise and the Third Olympian,” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 91 (1987) 65-81.
  • “Odyssean Allusions in the Fourth Homeric Hymn,” Transactions of the American Philological Association 116 (1986) 49-63.
  • “Hermes and the Tortoise: A Prelude to Cult,” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 25 (1984) 201-208.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Ovatio, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, 2007
  • Merita Award, American Classical League, 2005
  • Outstanding Regional Vice President, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, 1998, 2003, 2004
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1996-1997
  • Alumni Teaching Excellence Award (junior), UNCG, 1991-1992
  • Junior Fellowship, The Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C., 1985-1986

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