Monica Florence

Monica Florence

Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

Department/Affiliation: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature
Phone: 330-263-2352
Office Address: 202 Kauke


  • B.A., Reed 1994
  • Ph.D., Boston University 2004

Courses Taught

  • GRK 101: Begining Greek Level I
  • GRK 102: Greek
  • GRK 200: Intermediate Greek Textual Studies
  • LAT 250: Latin
  • 220: Classical Mythology and Ancient Epic
  • 200: Gender and Sex in Antiquity


  • “Hermaphroditus in Greco-Roman Myth: Lessons and Hypotheses for Intersex Today,” Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, with Nicholas Jospe, M.D., 17.12 (2004): 1471-1479.
  • “Wild Neighbors: Megarian Ethnic Identity in Fifth-Century Athenian Comedy”
    Syllecta Classica 14 (2003): 37-58.


Florence has previously been an instructor at the University of Southern Maine, and just prior to Wooster, a senior lecturer at the University of Rochester. She completed her dissertation on “Hellenic Identities in Old Comedy”. Her research and teaching interests include Greek and Roman literature and history, with special foci in comedy, satire, gender and ethnicity.