Dr. Dwayne Meisner

Instructor III of Classics
BA Hons, MA (University of Regina), MA & PhD (University of Western Ontario)

Phone: 306.586.4242 ext. 218 | Office: CM 414

Research Interests

  • Greek and Roman myth and ritual (focusing on mystery cult and the Orphic tradition)
  • Greek and Latin language and literature, including epic and tragic poetry, prose philosophy and history
  • Ancient social, cultural, and intellectual history
  • Theory and methodology in the study of myth and ritual

Current Scholarly Projects

  • The first complete English translation of the Orphic Hymns, Lithica, Argonautica, and Orphic fragments

Representative Publications

  • Orphic Tradition and the Birth of the Gods. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Review: Marie-Christine Fayant, Hymnes Orphiques. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2014. Journal of Hellenic Studies 136 (2016).
  • “The Evolution of the Roman Calendar.” Past Imperfect 15 (2009), 290-321.
  • “Michel Foucault and the Death of History.” The Mirror 29 (March 2009), 1-18.
  • Review: Anthi Chrysanthou, Defining Orphism. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020. Classical Review 71, 1 (2021): 201-203