Celia Schultz

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Professor of Classical Studies

435 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Office Location(s): 2155 Angell Hall
Office Hours: M & T 9-10, or by appt
Phone: 734.936.3887

  • Fields of Study
    • Roman history, Roman religion, Latin literature
  • About

    Celia Schultz received her PhD from Bryn Mawr College in 1999.  After teaching at Johns Hopkins and Yale, she arrived at the University of Michigan in 2010.  Her primary research and teaching interests are Roman religion and the history and literature of the Roman Republic.  She is the author of A Commentary on Cicero, De Divinatione I (2014) and Women's Religious Activity in the Roman Republic (2006).  Along with Sara Forsdyke, she edits the monograph series Societas: Historical Studies in Classical Culture for the University of Michigan Press.  Professor Schultz is also the co-editor of two volumes: Religion in Republican Italy (2006, Yale Classical Studies 33) with the late Paul B. Harvey, Jr., and The Religious Life of Things (forthcoming 2015, Archiv für Religionsgeschichte) with Ian Moyer.  She is currently at work on a study of sacrifice in Roman society.


    Commentary on Cicero's De Divinatione, Book I.  University of Michigan Press, 2014.

    Religion in Republican Italy, Yale Classical Studies 33, co-edited with Paul B. Harvey Jr. Cambridge University Press, 2006

    Women’s Religious Activity in the Roman Republic, in the series Studies in Greek and Roman History, University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

    Select Articles:

    "The Romans and Ritual Murder," Journal of the American Academy of Religion 78 (2010) 1-26.

    "Sanctissima femina: Social Categorization in Women’s Religious Experience in the Roman Republic," in Finding Persephone: Women's Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean, edited by M. Parca and A. Tzanetou, in the series Studies in Popular Culture and Folklore, Indiana University Press, 2007, p. 137-68. Also in German as "Sanctissima femina: Gesellschaftliche Klassifizierung und religiöse Praxis von Frauen in der Römischen Republik," in Gruppenreligionen in römischen Reich, edited by J. Rüpke, Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 43, 7-29. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007.

    "Juno Sospita and Roman Insecurity in the Social War," in Religion in Republican Italy, Yale Classical Studies 33, 207-27. Cambridge University Press, 2006.

    "Latet Anguis in Herba: A Reading of Vergil's Third Eclogue," American Journal of Philology 124 (2003): 199-224.

    "Italy and the Greek East, 2nd century," to appear in the forthcoming Blackwell's Companion to Roman Italy, edited by A.E. Cooley.

  • Education
    • 1999, PhD (Latin), Bryn Mawr College