College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Emma J. Scioli

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Classics
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 1033
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.



Ph.D., Classics, University of California, Los Angeles

M.A., Classics, University of California, Los Angeles

Post-baccalaureate Program, Classics, University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Italian, Connecticut College

Teaching Interests

  • Latin Literature
  • Latin Language
  • Roman Visual Culture
  • Dreams in Antiquity
  • Greece and Rome in Film

Research Interests

  • Latin Literature
  • Roman Art
  • Dreams in Antiquity
  • Greece and Rome in Film

Selected Publications

Scioli, Emma. Confronting the Ancient Greek Golden Age in Jules Dassin's Phaedra (1962). Golden Ages on Screen. Ed. Meredith Safran. Edinburgh University Press, "Screening Antiquity" Series. Forthcoming.

Selected Presentations

Selected Awards & Honors

Emma Scioli, Associate Professor of Classics, has a BA in Italian from Connecticut College (1993), and an MA and PhD (2005) from UCLA. She was an instructor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studiers in Rome in 2001-2002, and held a two-year Kress Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome (2003-2005). She teaches Latin at all levels in addition to courses on Roman civilization and literature in translation. Professor Scioli's research interests include Latin poetry, dreams and sleep in antiquity, and Roman art. Her book Dream, Fantasy, and Visual Art in Roman Elegy was published in 2015 (Wisconsin Studies in Classics). Her article on women's dreams in Latin epic poetry appeared in TAPA (May 2010). She also co-edited a volume of papers from an international conference entitled Sub Imagine Somni: Nighttime Phenomena in Greco-Roman Culture (Edizioni ETS: Pisa, 2010).

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