Ellen Millender

Fulbright-University of Nottingham Scholar Award (All Disciplines)

Ellen Millender is the Omar & Althea Hoskins Professor of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Humanities at Reed College, Oregon, US, where she has taught since 2002. She publishes broadly on the ancient Greek city-state, Sparta. Her research includes investigations of Spartan austerity, leadership, literacy, kingship, military organization, gender mores, and emotional practices. She is currently completing a series of studies of the role that spectacle and performance play in fifth- and fourth-century accounts of Sparta. 

Professor Millender will be spending her Fulbright at Nottingham University's Center for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies. She will be completing a monograph on the role that Athens' democratic ideology and hegemonic rivalry with Sparta played in fifth- and fourth-century constructions of Sparta as a peculiar society similar to Athens' barbarian enemies to the East.