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Sarah Bolmarcich

Lecturer, MY, Classics
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Philadelphia born and bred, Sarah Bolmarcich attended Smith College in Northampton, MA.  She went from there to graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (post-baccalaureate program), and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (MA, Ph.D.).  She studied abroad at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as a Fulbright Scholar in 2002-03 and returned on a postdoctoral fellowship in 2004-05.  A summer fellowship at the American Numismatic Society in New York City, NY, gave her a background in ancient numismatics.

She has lived and taught in Baltimore, MD (Loyola College); Ann Arbor, MI (University of Michigan); Austin, TX (University of Texas); Minneapolis, MN (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities); and San Antonio, TX (Trinity University), before arriving at ASU in the fall semester of 2010.

She works on ancient Greek international relations and diplomacy, and publishes often on that topic, as well as papers and articles on Greek history and literature in general.

Education

Smith College, BA, 1995 (Classics and Comparative Literature)

University of Virginia, MA, 1998 (Classics)

Summer Session II, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2000

University of Virginia, PhD, 2003 (Classics)

Fulbright Fellow, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2002-2003

Jacob Hirsch Fellow, American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 2004-05

Fellow, American Numismatic Society, summer 2005

Research Interests
  • ancient Greek and Roman international relations and diplomacy
  • ancient Greek and Roman history and historiography
  • Greek and Roman epigraphy

 

Publications

Publications (*=refereed publication; §=invited publication)

*§Review of S. Scharff, Eid und Außenpolitik: Studien zur religiösen Fundierung der Akzeptanz

            zwischenstaatlicher Vereinbarungen im vorrömischen Griechenland (Franz Steiner Verlag

            2016) for sehepunkte: Review Journal for History (forthcoming, 2017)

*§With G. M. Muskett (University of Liverpool), “Artists’ Signatures on Archaic Greek Vases,” for

The Artistic Personality in Ancient Greece, eds. K. E. Seaman and P. Schultz (Cambridge 2017): 154-176

*§“Global contexts: the military, federal states, empire, colonization, and international relations:

The Greek democratic context,” in: D. Hammer, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Ancient Democracies and Republics: A Comparative Approach (Blackwell 2015): 313-328

“Beyond the Three-Barred Sigma: IG i3 11,” in: J. Bodel and N. Dimitrova, First North American

            Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy: Proceedings (Brill 2014): 54-66

§Review of J. Fletcher, Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama (Cambridge 2012),

            Mnemosyne 66.3 (2013): 489-492

§Review of J. Ma, N. Papazardakas, and R. Parker, eds., Interpreting the Athenian Empire

(Duckworth 2009), Hermathena 189 (Winter 2013): 103-107

§“The Art of Negotiation in the Peloponnesian War Period,” Maintaining Peace and Interstate

            Stability in Archaic and Classical Greece, ed. J. Wilker (Verlag Antike, 2012): 78-91

*§Entries on “Adeimantus,” “Diplomacy, Greek,” “Oaths, Greek and Roman,” “Spondai,” “Stelae,

            Greek,” “Symmachia,” and “Themistocles” for the Encyclopedia of Ancient History, eds. R.

            Bagnall et al., Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

§Review of L. Tritle, A New History of the Peloponnesian War (Wiley-Blackwell 2010), Classical

             Review 61.1 (April 2011): 190-191

*“Communal Values in Ancient Diplomacy, in: Penn-Leiden V: Valuing Others in Antiquity,

            eds. R. Rosen and I. Sluiter, Brill 2010, 113-136

*“The Athenian Regulations for Samos (IG i3 48) Again,” Chiron (2009): 45-64

*§Entries on “Assembly (Ekklesia),” “Civil War (stasis),” “Council/Boule,” “Demes,” 

“Friendship,” “Metic,” and “Phratry,” for The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. M. Gagarin (Oxford 2009)

*“The Date of the ‘Oath of the Peloponnesian League’,” Historia 57.1 (2008): 65-79

§Review of P. Low, Interstate Relations in Classical Greece: Morality and Power (Cambridge

             2007), International History Review (2008): 344-346

§Review of D. Shanske, Thucydides and the Philosophical Origins of History (Cambridge 2007),

            Classical Review 58.1 (2008): 45-47

*“The Afterlife of a Treaty,” Classical Quarterly 57.2 (2007): 13-25

*“Oaths in Greek International Relations,” in A. H. Sommerstein and J. Fletcher, eds., Horkos

             (Bristol Phoenix Press, 2007): 26-38

*“Introduction” to J. B. Bury, The Ancient Greek Historians, Barnes & Noble 2006

*“Thucydides 1.19.1 and the Peloponnesian League,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 45.1

            (February 2005): 5-34

“Hellenistic Sepulchral Epigrams on Homer.” in M. A. Harder et al., eds., Hellenistic Epigrams:

            Fifth Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry (Peeters, 2002): 67-83

*“Homophrosyne in the Odyssey,” Classical Philology 96.3 (July 2001): 205-213

Research Activity

Work in Progress/under Review/under Revision (*=refereed publication; §=invited publication)

*§”Definitions of Peace in Antiquity,” for A Cultural History of Peace, general ed. R. Edsforth, editor of the volume on antiquity S. Ager (expected publication, Bloomsbury 2018)

§Entries on “Pausanias (Spartan king), “Peloponnesian League,” “allies,” “Ariston king of Sparta,” “Anaxandrides son of Leon,” “Archidamus son of Zeuxidamus,” “Astrabacus,” “Eurysthenes,” “Hegesicles,” “Lampito,” “Leobatas,” “Leon king of Sparta,” “Percalus,” and “Procles son of Aristodemus,” for the International Encyclopedia of Herodotus, ed. C. S. Baron (expected publication, Wiley-Blackwell, 2017)

“What Did the Oath of the Delian League Mean?” (article, in progress)

Sparta: A Sourcebook (in progress)

Thucydides and the Diplomacy of Empire (monograph, in progress)

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 142Ancient Greek Civilization
GRK 142Ancient Greek Civilization
GRK 201Intermediate Ancient Greek
SLC 294Special Topics
LAT 294Special Topics
HST 294Special Topics
GRK 302Ancient Greek Literature II
GRK 492Honors Directed Study
GRK 493Honors Thesis
GRK 494Special Topics
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GRK 101Elementary Ancient Greek
SLC 142Ancient Greek Civilization
GRK 142Ancient Greek Civilization
SLC 194Special Topics
LIA 194Special Topics
GRK 301Ancient Greek Literature I
GRK 492Honors Directed Study
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
LAT 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 142Ancient Greek Civilization
SLC 142Ancient Greek Civilization
GRK 201Intermediate Ancient Greek
GRK 346Ancient Greece II
SLC 346Ancient Greece II
HST 346Ancient Greece II
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GRK 101Elementary Ancient Greek
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 142Ancient Greek Civilization
SLC 142Ancient Greek Civilization
GRK 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
SLC 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
LAT 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
LAT 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 102Elementary Latin
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 142Ancient Greek Civilization
SLC 142Ancient Greek Civilization
SLC 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
LAT 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 221Survey of Ancient Greek Lit
SLC 221Survey of Ancient Greek Lit
LAT 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
SLC 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 301Ancient Greek Literature I
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
LAT 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 142Ancient Greek Civilization
SLC 142Ancient Greek Civilization
GRK 201Intermediate Ancient Greek
GRK 302Ancient Greek Literature II
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GRK 101Elementary Ancient Greek
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
LAT 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 301Ancient Greek Literature I
GRK 493Honors Thesis
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
LAT 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 142Ancient Greek Civilization
GRK 142Ancient Greek Civilization
GRK 201Intermediate Ancient Greek
SLC 222Survey of Roman Literature
LAT 222Survey of Roman Literature
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GRK 101Elementary Ancient Greek
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
LAT 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
SLC 223Intro to Greek & Roman Myth
GRK 294Special Topics
SLC 294Special Topics
GRK 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
BIO 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
LAT 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
GRK 140Grk&Lat Roots Biosctfc Trmnlgy
SLC 394Special Topics
Presentations

Papers Delivered

2013                “Teaching Classical Civilization Online,” moderator, Round Table Session, American Philological Association Annual Meeting

2011                “Introduction to Greek Epigraphy,” Professor Lecture, Solis Diaboli, Arizona State University

“Beyond the Three-Barred Sigma: IG i3 11,” American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy conference, San Antonio, TX

2010                “Justice in Greek International Relations,” conference on Justice in the Greco-Roman World, University of Western Ontario

2009                “The Art of Negotiation in the Peloponnesian War Period,” Harvard University, symposium on Maintaining Peace and Interstate Stability in the Ancient World

2008                “Communal Values in Ancient Diplomacy,” Penn-Leiden Colloquium V: Valuing Others in Antiquity

“Is imperialism infectious?  The case of Athens and Sparta,” University at Buffalo-SUNY

2007                “The tyrant-metaphor in Thucydides: negative or positive?”, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Reed College

“The Philaïd Coinage of the Thracian Chersonesus,” panel on “The Function of Numismatic Iconography: Authority or Message?”, Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting

2005                “The Philaïd Coinage of the Thracian Chersonesus: Miltiades the Younger and Early Athenian Imperialism?,” American Numismatic Society

“Thucydides and the Constraints of Hegemony,” panel on “Beyond the Cold War: Thucydides and the Discourse of International Relations,” American Philological Association Annual Meeting

2004                “Samos and Lesbos in the Athenian Empire,” American School of Classical Studies at Athens

“Oaths in Greek International Relations,” at “The Oath in Greek Society” conference, University of Nottingham, England

“Thucydidean Diplomacy and the Athenian Empire,” Bryn Mawr College

2003                “Herodotus vs. Thucydides,” University of Maryland, College Park

2002                “Thucydides 1.44.1 and the Terminology of Athenian Diplomacy,” American Philological Association Annual Meeting

2000                “Dead Poet’s Society: Hellenistic Sepulchral Epigrams on Homer,” Fifth Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry, Groningen, the Netherlands

1999                “The Songless Sirens of Apollonius Rhodius,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting

1998                “How Does Telemachus Know?  The Reunion of Father and Son in Odyssey 16,” American Philological Association Annual Meeting

“Fate and Fury: Pompey’s Wives in Lucan’s de Bello Civili,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting - Southern Section

Homophrosyne in the Odyssey,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting

1997                “Subject to Debate: Questions of Leadership in Apollonius’s Argonautica,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting

Honors / Awards

Awards and Honors

Summer 2014  Undergraduate Student Enrichment (USE) award for a summer research assistant for Sparta: A Sourcebook, Arizona State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Summer 2008  Macatee Fellowship for research in Britain, University of Texas at Austin

Summer 2006  Loeb Classical Library Foundation Grant, Harvard University

2004-2005       Jacob Hirsch Fellowship (Senior Associate Member), American School of Classical Studies at Athens

2002-2003       Fulbright Fellowship to Greece, Institute of International Education; Honorary Martin Ostwald Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

2001-2002       Dissertation Fellowship, University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

1998-2001       DuPont Fellowship, University of Virginia

1997-1998       Dean of the Faculty Fellowship, University of Virginia

1997                Basil L. Gildersleeve Fellowship, University of Virginia Department of Classics.

1995                Smith College, prize for the translation of Latin at sight

Work History

Employment

2010-on           Multi-Year Lecturer, School of International Languages and Cultures, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

  • Appointed Honors Faculty in the Barrett Honors College, fall 2014

2009-10           Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

2008-09           Temporary Assistant Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2006-08           Visiting Lecturer in Classics, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2005-06           Visiting Lecturer in Classical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2003-04           Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Loyola College-Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Service

Professional Service/Outreach

2017-2018       Guest speaker, “Women in the Ancient World,” Venture Out, Mesa, AZ

Taught mini-course on Ancient Greek Civilization for ASU-OLLI (Tempe Public Library)

Ran a practicum on hoplite tactics at Fall Forum, Arizona State University

Guest lecturer at ASU-OLLI (Maravilla), “Women in the Ancient World”

ACETS evaluator for Latin transfer credits, Arizona State University

Speaker for the Spirit of the Senses salon group, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Topic(s): Women in the Ancient World

2016-2019       Member, Student Affairs and Grievances Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University

  • Served as chair, 2017-2018

2016-2017       Pedagogical reviewer for instructors and single-year lecturers in the School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University

Ran a practicum on hoplite tactics at Fall Forum, Arizona State University, and on the Ancient Olympics at ASU’s Night of the Open Door

Speaker for the Spirit of the Senses salon group, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Topic(s): Hesiod

Guest lecture at ASU-OLLI (Maravilla) “The Golden Age of Athens”

Guest speaker, Arizona Junior Classical League, “Superheroes in the Ancient World”

2015-2016       Pedagogical reviewer for instructors and single-year lecturers in the School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University

Ran a practicum on hoplite tactics at Fall Forum, Arizona State University

Speaker for the Spirit of the Senses salon group, Scottsdale, AZ

  •  Topic(s): Who Was Achilles?, “The Aeneid and Homer”

2014-2015       Pedagogical reviewer for instructors and single-year lecturers in the School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University

Outside reviewer for tenure, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Ran a practicum on hoplite tactics at Fall Forum, Arizona State University

Speaker for the Spirit of the Senses salon group, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Topic(s): Ovid’s Metamorphoses

2013-2016       Elected member of the Student Affairs and Grievances Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, 2013-2016

  • Served as chair, 2013-2014

2013-2014       Member, ad hoc Student Affairs and Grievances Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, summer 2013

Latin Certamen speaker (on ancient monsters), Seton Catholic Preparatory School, Chandler, AZ

Ran a practicum on hoplite tactics at Fall Forum, Arizona State University

Speaker for the Spirit of the Senses salon group, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Topics: The Fall of the Roman Empire, 1000 BC

2012-13           Latin Certamen speaker (on gladiators), Seton Catholic Preparatory School, Chandler, AZ

Presented a practicum on Roman Elections at Fall Forum and Night of the Open Door, Arizona State University

2011-12           Speaker for the Spirit of the Senses salon group, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Topics: The Golden Age of Athens, Roman Religion

Saturnalia speaker at Brophy Preparatory School, Phoenix, AZ

Ran a practicum on hoplite tactics at Fall Forum, Arizona State University

Presented panels on Gladiators, Ancient Marriage, Ancient Coins, Roman Elections, and Digitizing Ancient Rome at The Night of the Open Door, Arizona State University

Developed temporary website for Arizona State University Classics program (http://www.public.asu.edu/~sbolmarc/).  Now replaced by Classics page on the School of International Letters and Cultures website.

2006-08           Available through the University of Texas at Austin for outreach talks on Ancient Sparta and the Battle of Actium (the latter tied to the AP Latin Horace/Vergil syllabus).  Talks given on Sparta to Warren High School, San Antonio, TX, and Austin Community College-Northridge, History Symposium, Austin, TX.

2006                Set and graded Ph.D. qualifying examinaton in Greek History, University of Texas at Austin

2003                “The Battle of Actium,” Loyola Seminar for High School Teachers of Latin

1998                Co-organizer, University of Virginia Second Annual Classics Graduate Student Conference, “Heroine and Whore: The Role of the Female on the Ancient Stage.”

 

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