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Andrew Simmons

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Graduate Program

Andrew Simmons received his bachelor's degree in English with a major focus in Rhetorical Studies. He received his MA in Classics, on a philology track. His current research focuses on martial poetry and music of Greek, Latin, French, German, and English traditions, with emphasis on textual and circumstantial analysis of performance in and around war and the battlefield, including the capacities of recruitment, Basic Training, initiation, discipline, recreation, and reintegration. 

Research Interests:

Ancient Military Theory and Psychology

Comparative Musicology

Comparative Mythology

Mythology of death and the afterlife

Ancient literature in popular culture

Ancient literature in video games or virtual reality

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