Susan Satterfield

Professor Satterfield received a BA in Classics from the University of Alabama in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University in 2008. Her dissertation was entitled "Rome′s Own Sibyl: The Sibylline Books in the Roman Republic and Early Empire." Her primary fields of research include Roman republican religion (especially prodigy and expiation) and Roman republican history.


  • “The Prodigies of 17 B.C.E. and the Ludi Saeculares,” Transactions of the American Philological Association 146.2, pp. 325-48, Autumn 2016.
  • “Livy and the Pax Deum,” Classical Philology 111.2, pp. 165-76, April 2016.
  • “Prodigies, the Pax Deum, and the Ira Deum,” Classical Journal 110.4, pp. 431-45, April/May 2015.
  • “The Viri Sacris Faciundis and the Consulship,” Classical World 107.2, pp. 217-35, Winter 2014.
  • “Livy and the Timing of Expiation in the Roman Year,” Histos 6, pp. 67-90, July 2012.
  • “Intention and Exoticism in Magna Mater’s Introduction to Rome,” Latomus 71, pp. 373-91, May 2012.
  • “Notes on Phlegon's Hermaphrodite Oracle,” Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 154.1, pp. 117-24, April 2011.
  • “The Sibylline Books,” “The Pax Deorum,” “The Quindecemviri Sacris Faciundis,” “Cumae”: in the Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Eric Orlin, Lisbeth Fried, Nicola Denzey Lewis, and Michael Satlow (eds.)


B.A., University of Alabama (Phi Beta Kappa)
Ph.D., Princeton University