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David Pollio

David Pollio

Associate Professor

McMurran Hall 159D
(757) 594-7493


  • Ph D in Classics, Bryn Mawr College
  • MA in Classics, Bryn Mawr College
  • MA in Classics, Tufts University
  • BA in Classics, Rutgers University


Greek, Latin, ancient literature, and the American classical tradition.


Ancient epic poetry and the American classical tradition.


I received a PhD in Classical Languages from Bryn Mawr College in 2002 and have published articles and encyclopedia entries on ancient epic poetry, cinematic adaptations of ancient literature, and the American classical tradition.

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    "Mr. Munford's Iliad".
  • Encyclopedia Article
    (2013). "Place Names, American". Wiley-Blackwell. Volume, 3. Pages, 1011.
  • Encyclopedia Article
    (2013). “Mottoes and Seals of American States”. Wiley-Blackwell. Volume, 2. Pages, 853-854.
  • Book Review
    (2012). Review of "A Little Latin Reader". Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
  • Conference Proceeding
    “Nec Te Troia Capit (9.644): Re-Creating the Trojan War in Vergil’s Aeneid". Stockholm Studies in Classical Archaeology. Volume, 14. Pages, 121-125.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2007). "Baptizing Odysseus: O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Homer’s Odyssey". Classical Outlook 85.1. Volume, 85.1. Pages, 23-27.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2006). “Aeneas the Diplomat?”. The New England Classical Journal. Volume, 33.3. Pages, 187-198.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2006). “Reconcilable Differences: Greeks and Trojans in the Aeneid”. Vergilius. Volume, 52. Pages, 96-107.

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