Erika Weiberg

Assistant Professor of Classics
Erika Weiberg

Contact Information

Office Location
330B Dodd Hall

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Archaic and classical Greek poetry, especially epic and drama
  • Women, gender, and class in antiquity


Erika Weiberg (Ph.D., Chapel Hill) specializes in archaic and classical Greek poetry, with an emphasis on epic and drama. She completed a B.A. in Classics at Davidson College, an M.Phil. in Classics at the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her current book project investigates the trauma of waiting and the trauma of reunion for wives of returning veterans in the Odyssey and several nostos plays.

Research projects in progress:

  • Penelope’s Sisters: Waiting Wives and the Trauma of Reunion in Greek Tragedy (book manuscript)
  • “Deianeira’s Wounds in Sophocles’ Trachiniae” (article)
  • “Weapons as Friends and Foes in Sophocles’ Ajax and Euripides’ Heracles” (essay in collected volume)

Recent talks:

  • “Class Anxieties in ‘The Girl’s Tragedy’: The Rape Plots of Euripides’ Fragmentary Tragedies.” Fragmented Women: The Female Characters of Fragmentary Greek Tragedy. University of Nottingham, UK. 2016.
  • “The Writing on the Mind: Deianeira’s Trauma Stories in Sophocles’ Trachiniae.” Emotional Trauma in Greek and Roman Culture. European Cultural Center in Delphi, Greece. 2016.
  • “Changing the Script: Misdirection and the Family in Euripides’ Heracles.” CAMWS Meeting, Williamsburg. 2016.