Classics Major

Murray Lecture 2015

Faculty and students in Classics and the Honors Bachelor of Arts Program cannot express enough gratitude to the Women of Excellence for their generous grant to fund this year's Murray Lecture. Women of Excellence honors, extends and advances the legacy of Xavier's and Edgecliff's extraordinary women graduates, as well as provides opportunities for women to grow as organizational and philanthropic leaders for the University.

Mary Ann Eaverly is Associate Professor of Classics and Robin and Jean Gibson Term Professor for 2014-15 at the University of Florida. She received her AB in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, with honors, from Bryn Mawr College and her PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. She was the Vanderpool Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. A classical archaeologist, she has excavated in Greece, Israel, Italy, Cyprus, and Spain. In addition to Tan Men/Pale Women: Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt (Ann Arbor 2013 see below), her published work includes Archaic Greek Equestrian Sculpture and articles in archaeological journals. She is also interested in connections between the Classical Tradition and modern women writers, having published several joint essays with Marsha Bryant, UF English Department, on that topic. She has received several University of Florida teaching awards. She is currently researching a book exploring the connection between early Greek votive sculpture and religious ritual for which she received a University of Florida Humanities Enhancement grant.

Book cover, Univ. Michigan Press