Barbette Spaeth

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Barbette Stanley Spaeth is an associate professor at College of William and Mary[1] and an expert in Roman mythology. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a PhD. in 1996.[2]

She was one of the "experts in various subfields" that were compiled to "evaluate whether or not the Roman imperial cult united or divided the peoples of the Roman Empire".[3] She is a former secretary of the Williamsburg Society, Archaeological Institute of America,[4] and president of the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions.[5]

Spaeth wrote her doctoral dissertation on Ceres[6] which became a well-cited monograph, The Roman Goddess Ceres.[7] She was a professor at Tulane University from 1987 to 2001.[8] She is also the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions in the Cambridge Companion series.[9] and co-editor of the Greenhaven encyclopedia of Greek and Roman mythology.[10]

She has won awards for her work in academia.[11]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Spaeth, Barbette Stanley, "The Goddess Ceres and the Death of Tiberius Gracchus", Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, Vol. 39, No. 2, 1990.
  • Spaeth, Barbette Stanley (1996). The Roman goddess Ceres. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-77693-7. 
  • Spaeth, Barbette S. (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions. , Cambridge University Press 2013 ISBN 9780521113960.
  • Nardo, Don, and Barbette S. Spaeth. The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology. San Diego, Calif: Greenhaven Press, 2002. ISBN 9780737707199.


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