Department of Classical Studies

Robert Holschuh Simmons

Robert Holschuh Simmons

Professor Robert Holschuh Simmons

Contact Information
            Office: MHRA 1110
            Office Phone: 336-334-5214

At UNCG Since: 2006

            Ph.D.   University of Iowa – 2006
            M.A.T.  Minnesota State University, Mankato – 1995
            B.A.     St. John's University (MN) – 1993

Research Interests
Dr. Simmons’ research focuses on class conflict spurred by elite responses to Athens’ demagogic politics during the Peloponnesian War. He is especially interested in the way that these tensions are revealed in tragedy and comedy of the time. His current book project, Class Anxiety in Euripides’ Plays of the Peloponnesian War, explores ways in which Euripides’ tragedies of this period reveal the sorts of aristocratic anxieties about the influential role of demagogues and common Athenian citizens that is more typically associated with the comic poet Aristophanes, the pamphleteer known as the Old Oligarch, and others.

Selected Publications

  • “Deconstructing a Father’s Love: Catullus 72 and 74.” Classical World 104.1: 29-57. 2010.
  • Review of Matthew Wright, Euripides: Orestes (Duckworth 2008). Classical Journal Online 2010.01.02.
  • Review of Jennifer Wallace, The Cambridge Introduction to Tragedy (Cambridge 2007). Classical Bulletin 85 (2009): 116-17.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Lloyd International Honors College Course Development Grant, UNCG, 2007.

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