Judith de Luce
Professor Emerita
Affiliate Women's Studies


Education: BA Latin, Colby College 1968; MA Latin, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1971; Ph.D. Classics Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison 1974

Dissertation: “Mutatae Formae: Studies in Ovid’s Metamorphoses” Director: Herbert M. Howe

Scholarly interests: Aging in the ancient world; Latin Literature of the Late Republic and early Empire (Cicero, Ovid); women's studies; animal behavior; ancient law; race and ethnicity; dramatic literature in performance; technology in the classroom.

Web sites: Virtual Sculpture Gallery, co-authored with Eric B. Case

URL: http://montgomery.cas.muohio.edu/delucej/index.html

Greek: Intermediate level (Euripides, Homer's Iliad)
Latin: Elementary; Intensive elementary; intermediate (Cicero's speeches, Cicero's letters, Catullus, Pliny's letters, Livy, Ovid's Metamorphoses); advanced reading of special authors: Cicero (speeches), Catullus and Horace, satire (Lucilius, Horace, Juvenal), Ovid (Metamorphoses), Lucretius, Livy, Pliny.
Classics: Introduction to Greek literature; introduction to Latin literature; introduction to Classical mythology; introduction to Classical humanities; advanced courses: Greek and Latin epic; justice and the law in antiquity; Classical influences in the American Republic (team-taught); women in antiquity; age of Augustus; old age in antiquity; race and ethnicity in the ancient world
Art: Advanced level: Greek and Roman sculpture, Greek and Roman painting.
Other: Introduction to Women's Studies; business ethics (team-taught); honors seminar "Talking Animals and Being Human" (study of animal language experiments); Elderhostel (primate language studies and their implications); Governor's Institute for Gifted and Talented Students (ages 14-16), coordinator and member of instructional staff for institute on oral tradition.
Courses Taught at Hofstra University: Feminist Revisions of Classical Mythology, Roman Law.
Course Taught at UNC-Asheville: the Ancient World 

 Edited Books:
Beyond Preservation: Restoring and Inventing Landscapes, co-edited, with A. Dwight Baldwin, Jr. and Carl Pletsch, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.
Old Age in Greek and Latin Literature, co-edited, with an introduction by Thomas Falkner and Judith de Luce, SUNY press, 1989.
Language in Primates: Perspectives and Implications, co-edited, with an introductory essay by Judith de Luce and Hugh T. Wilder, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1983.
 Edited Journal Issue
--Co-editor with Suzanne Bonefas and Susan Bonvallet, "Classics and Technology", special issue of the
CALICO Journal, volume 18, number 2, January 2001.
-- "Reconsidering the Riddle of the Sphinx in
Oedipus at Colonus and I'm Not Rappaport," in Qui Miscuit Utile Dulci:Festschrift Essays for Paul Lachlan MacKendrick, ed. Gareth Schmeling, Bolchazy Carducci, 1998.
-- "Reading and Re-Reading the Helpful Princess," in
Compromising Traditions, ed. Judith P. Hallett andThomas Van Nortwick, Routledge, forthcoming.
-- "In the Beginning: Creation, Restoration, and Turner's Genesis," in
Beyond Preservation: Restoring and Inventing Landscapes.
-- "Quod temptabam scribere versus erat: From the Despair of Old Age to the Confidence of the Artist" in
Creativity, Aging and Gender in Literature of the Life Cycle, ed. Anne Wyatt-Brown and Janice Rossen, University Press of Virginia, 1993.
-- "O, For A Thousand Tongues to Sing": A Footnote on Metamorphosis, Silence, and Power", in
Woman's Power, Man's Game: Essays on Classical Antiquity in Honor of Joy K. King, ed. Mary DeForest, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1993.
-- "A view from Antiquity: Greece, Rome, and Elders", co-authored with T. Falkner, in
Handbook of Humanities and Aging, ed. T. Cole, et al, Springer Publishing, 1992.
-- "Ovid as an Idiographic Study of Creativity in Old Age" in
Old Age in Greek and Latin Literature.
--"Silence at the Newsstands",
Generations, volume 25 no. 3, 2001, 39-43
-- "Roles for Technology in Collaborative Teaching" co-authored with Susan Bonvallet, in
CALICO Journal, volume 18, number 2, 2001, 295-303
-- "Figures of Speech and Their Effects: Cicero and the First Catiliarian",
Teacher's Guide AP Latin, 2001.
-- "The Blackboard or Virtual Reality: Suggestions and Caveats"
Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, volume 21, Numbers 1 and 2, 2000, 49-66
-- Review essay, Odes of Horace, tr. David Ferry,
Archaeology Odyssey, Fall, 1998, 63-66.
-- "Aging and Mythology," in
Encyclopedia of Aging, 1996.
-- "Stage Performance in the Age of Virtual Reality: Part One", in "How Is It Played? Genre, Performance and Meaning",
Didaskalia, Supplement 1, May, 1995.
-- Editor of special collection of essays on Cicero's De Senectute, "Reading Cicero on Aging"; author of introductory essay,"Continuity and Change: Four Disciplinary Perspectives on Reading Cicero's De Senectute" (335-338), author of article,"Theme and Variations in the De Senectute" (361-371)
Journal of Aging Studies, 7(1994), 333-381.
-- "Genesis: An Epic Poem: Inventionist Ecology in Iambic Pentameter", Humanist 53(1994) 19-22.
--"Ancient Images of Aging: Did Ageism Exist in Greco-Roman Antiquity?", in "Changing Perceptions of Aging and the Aged",
Generations 17 (1993), 41-45.
-- "Metamorphosis as Mourning: Pathological Grief in Ovid's Metamorphoses,"
Helios, N.S. 9 (1982) 77-90.
-- "Teaching Ancient Law,"
Classical World, 71 (1978), 449-453.
-- "Cygnus: Diversity and Unity in Ovid's Metamorphoses,"
Classical Outlook 54 (1977), 52-54.
-- "Ancient Law for Undergraduates,"
American Legal Studies Association Forum 2 (1977) 13-19. Co-author John R. More.
-- Horace Ode 4.7,
Classical Outlook 52 (1975), 110-111.
-- "Packaging Womanhood: the Language of Advertising and Images of Women," for the Marcum Conference Center "Informal Miami" Video Library, 1982.
--Zenobia, co-authored with Darlene Brooks Hedstrom; a web site sponsored by the American Classical League and dedicated to teaching race and ethnicity in the Classics classroom. July, 2000 http://montgomery.cas.muohio.edu/zenobia/index.html
--Virtual Sculpture Gallery co-authored with Eric B. Case, June, 1999 http:eekman.com/virtual_gallery/
-- Baucis and Philemon: Resources for the Study of Ovid's Metamorphoses Book 8.614-724 1998 http://www.muohio.edu/~delucej/baucphil.html
-- Commentary to Plautus' Aulularia, 1998 http://www.vroma.org/~plautus/aulu.main.html(NB This is the collaborative product of the VRoma course on Plautus' Aulularia (http://www.muohio.edu/~delucej/Aulularia98.html) which I taught with Susan Bonvallet at The Wellington School in Columbus, OH. Our students worked on joint projects ( including projects completed on the VRoma MOO); instructors and students contributed to this in-line commentary which remains unfinished. Subsequent classes will continue to add to the commentary. I contributed essays on old age and on the family, as well as supervising my students own contributions.
Outstanding University Woman, 1981
Omicron Delta Kappa , 1982
Nominee, Effective Educator Award, 1986, 1988, 1991
American Philological Association Outstanding College Teacher Award
International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women