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Name Elizabeth Pollard
Position Professor
Institutional Affiliation San Diego State University
Latitude 32.7760
Longitude -117.0713
Research Interests

Witchcraft Accusation against Women in Imperial Rome; Comics & Classics; Mediterranean / Indian Ocean Interactions; Digital Humanities; World History


Co-Author of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart, W.W. Norton, Full 6e (2021); Concise 1e-3e (2015, 2019, 2021), Companion Reader 2e and 3e (2016, 2019).

Elizabeth A. Pollard and Pamella R. Lach, “Visualizing Time in Ancient Roman History,” Digital Project Handbook 2020, Edited by Beth Fischer and Hannah Jacobs; Available at https://handbook.pubpub.org/; DOI: 10.21428/51bee781.4cf409bd

“’So dearly do we pay for our luxury and our women:’ Women and the Margins of the Roman World” in The Socio-Economic History and Material Culture of the Roman and Byzantine East: Essays in Honor of S. Thomas Parker, ed. by Walter Ward (Gorgias Press, 2017): 327-348.

"Magic Accusations against Women in Tacitus' Annals," in Daughters of Hecate, ed. Kimberly Stratton and Dayna Kalleres (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014): 183-218.

“The Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean,” in Companion to Mediterranean History, ed. by Peregrine Horden and Sharon Kinoshita (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014): 457-474.

"Indian Spices and Roman 'Magic' in Imperial and Late Antique Indomediterranea," Journal of World History 24, no. 1 (2013): 1-23

"Prior Incantato: Greco-Roman Magic Flowing from J.K. Rowling's Wand," Amphora 9, no. 1 (2010): 20-21, 23.

"Pliny's Natural History and the Flavian Templum Pacis: Botanical Imperialism in First Century CE Rome," Journal of World History 20, no. 3 (2009): 309-338.

"Witch-crafting in Roman Literature and Art: New Thoughts on an Old Image," Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 3, no. 2 (2008): 119-157.

"Placing Greco-Roman History in World Historical Context," Classical World 102, no. 1 (2008): 49-64.

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