Department of Classics

Zoé Elise Thomas

University of Texas at Austin

Assistant Instructor



I am interested in Roman provincial archaeology, osteological analysis, art and architecture as power systems, identity theory and its applications in Classical archaeology, gender theory, and power dynamics in domestic spaces. When I'm not pursuing research in Roman archaeology, I like to dabble with Bronze Age and Archaic Greece archaeology and literature, with a specific interest in the Iliad and constructions of heroism. 

Outside of Waggener Hall, I spend my time taking care of my cat, playing the occasional video game, watching more Forensic Files than is healthy, and trying to keep my orchid collection alive.


C C 302 • Intro To Ancient Rome-Wb

32875-32880 • Fall 2020
Internet; Synchronous

This introductory-level course covers the cultural and political history of Ancient Rome, from the city’s origins in the Iron Age (c. 800 BCE) to the rise of Augustus and the rule of emperors in the 1st century CE/AD. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Rome’s evolution from a small, hilltop settlement to the head of a world empire. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the most important buildings, artistic works, events and historical figures of Ancient Rome.

Fulfills the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.

Carries the Global Cultures flag.

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