University of California, Riverside

Comparative Literature and Languages

Wendy J. Raschke

Office: HMNSS 2614

Wendy Raschke

Director of the Classics Program
Lecturer, Classics/Comparative Literature


  • Ph.D., State University of New York in Classical Philology
  • M.A, State University of New York in Classical Archaeology
  • B.A., University College London in Classics (Honors)

Research Specializations

  • Latin Literature, especially Satire
  • Archaic and Classical Greek Art in its social context.


Professor Raschke is the director of Classical Studies at UCR. She is also the faculty Advisor for Comparative Ancient Civilizations and a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award. She teaches courses at all levels in Greek and Roman literature, language, and culture. She also actively participates in the Comparative Civilization program, teaching a course on Foundational Concepts with Professor Karl Taube in the Department of Anthropology. Her publications include a book on the archaeology of the Olympics, as well as major articles in Lucilius and Roman Satire in the Journal of Roman Studies, Hermes, and Latomus.

Selected Publications

The Archaeology of the Olympics (editor, contributor and writer of the introduction) Wisconsin: 1988.


  • Numerous Faculty Mini-grants for Undergraduate Instructional Improvements
  • Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Faculty, UCR 1989
  • Guest Lecturer for Archaeological Study Tour of Greece, Summer 1984
  • Resident, British School at Rome, 1970,-71
  • Ford Foundation Archaeological Trainee-ship, Summer 1970
  • Fulbright Award, 1968

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