Anna Darden

Anna Darden

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics



Berte Humanities Building 310

Contact Information:

Box 549028
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
E-mail: [email protected]

Brief Career Background:

Angharad (Anna) Darden specializes ancient Greek tragedy and the role that material culture plays in the creation of literature, focusing on fifth-century Athens. Her research interests lie especially in the work of Euripides, in his intense and consistent engagement with the visual arts, as well as in the impact of representations of gods in both public and private imagery on audience expectations and interpretation. She teaches Latin as wells as Greek and Roman texts in translation, ancient art, and modern receptions of antiquity.

Educational Background:

Ph.D., Classics, University of Chicago 2020
B.A., Classics, Reed Colege 2011

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Athenian tragedy
  • Fifth-century Attic material culture, especially pottery and architecture
  • Ancient Greek religion

Courses Taught: 

GRS-225 Ancient Rome
GRS-240 The Greek Gods
GRS-377 Special Topics