Madelaine Thompson

Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: Latin literature, comedy, satire, the application of cognitive science and theory to classics
Education: HBA, Classics and Classical Civilization. University of Toronto, 2018 (High Distinction.)

Madelaine Thompson graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018 with her HBA in Classics and Classical Civilization before joining the PhD program in Classical Languages and Literature at the University of Chicago in the following fall. She is interested primarily in Latin comedy and satire, especially the works of Plautus, Persius, and Petronius. Her recent work has focused on questions of mimesis and how the relationship between the real and the imagined world is presented on stage during the Roman Republic. Her other research interests include translation (especially the work of women translators of classical texts,) and Latin linguistics.