Bibliographies by Topic

General Introduction

Rabinowitz, N. S., and F. McHardy. (2014.) From Abortion to Pederasty: Addressing Difficult Topics in the Classics Classroom. The Ohio State University Press.

Ethnonationalism and Classics

Badian, E. (1982). “Greeks and Macedonians.” Studies in the History of Art. Vol. 10, pp. 33-51.

Bernal, M. (1987, 1991, 2006). Black Athena: The Afroasiatic roots of Classical civilization, vols. 1-3. Rutgers University Press.

Hatzopoulos, M. (2011). “Chapter 3: Macedonians and Other Greeks.” In Brill’s Companion to Ancient Macedon, edited by R. J. Lane Fox. Boston: Brill, pp. 51-78.

Higgins, C. (2017, Aug 7). “Mary Beard is right – ‘Romans’ could be from anywhere, from Carlisle to Cairo.” The Guardian. Available at

Lefkowitz, M. R., and G. M. Rogers, eds. (1996). Black Athena Revisited. UNC Press.

Nafziger, J. A. R., and A. M. Nicgorski. (2010). Cultural Heritage Issues: The legacy of conquest, colonization, and commerce. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden.

North, A. (2017, Feb 6). “‘Let’s become great again,’ the flyers said.” The New York Times. Available at

Ancient Sexuality

Dover, K. (2016). Greek Homosexuality, 3rd ed. Harvard University Press.

Foucault, M. (1988) The History of Sexuality, vols. 1-3. Translated by R. Hurley. New York: Vintage Books.

Golden, M. and P. Toohey. (2011). A Cultural History of Sexuality, vol. 1: A cultural history of sexuality in the Classical world. Oxford: Berg.

Halperin, D. (2002). How to Do the History of Homosexuality. University of Chicago Press.

Ormand, K. (2018). Controlling Desires: Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome, Revised Edition. University of Texas Press.

Skinner, M. B. (2013). Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture, 2nd ed. Wiley & Sons.

Disability in Antiquity

Garland, R. (2010). The Eye of the Beholder: Deformity and disability in the Graeco-Roman world, 2nd ed. Bristol Classical Paperbacks.

Laes, C. (2017). Disabilities and the Disabled in the Roman World: A Social and Cultural History. Cambridge University Press.

Nolte, C., B. Frohne, U. Halle, and S. Kerth, eds. (2017). Premodern Dis/Ability History. A Companion. Affalterbach: Didymos.

Roberts, C. A. (2000). “Did they take sugar? The use of skeletal evidence in the study of disability in past populations.” In Madness, Disability and Social Exclusion : The archaeology and anthropology of difference, edited by J. Hubert. London: Routledge, pp. 46-59.

Rose, M. L. (2013). The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.

Trigger Warnings and Narratives of Sexual Assault

Zuckerberg, D. (2015, May 26). “How to Teach an Ancient Rape Joke.” Jezebel. Available at