Justin Dwyer

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

PhD, University of British Columbia, 2021

432 Rush Rhees
(585) 275-9370
Fax: (585) 276-1230

Office Hours: By appointment

Justin Dwyer is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Classics. He earned a PhD in Classics through the Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies at the University of British Columbia in 2021 and previously taught at the University of Victoria before coming to Rochester in 2023. His research focuses on Greek drama and its reception in Rome, which he explores at the intersection of literary analysis and material culture. He is currently developing his dissertation, “Apollodorus of Carystus and the Tradition of New Comedy,” for publication as a monograph.


Research Overview

  • Greek and Roman Comedy
  • Hellenistic Greece and Republican Rome
  • Greek and Latin Pedagogy
  • Ancient Theatre and Material Culture
  • Stagecraft and Performance
  • Fragmentary Authors
  • Manuscript Illumination
  • Coroplastic Studies
  • Historicism
  • Reception


Research Interests

  • Greek and Roman Comedy, Hellenistic Greece and Republican Rome, Greek and Latin Pedagogy, Ancient Theatre and Material Culture, Stagecraft and Performance, Fragmentary Authors, Manuscript Illumination, Coroplastic Studies, Historicism, Reception



  • LATN 102 - Elementary Latin II
  • CGRK 203 - Euripides’ Medea
  • CLST 101 - Introduction to Antiquity