A.B. (Latin & Greek), Wellesley College, 1976; M.A., Ph.D. (Classical Studies), University of Michigan, 1977, 1982
Anne Groton, Marie M. Meyer Distinguished Professor, has taught at St. Olaf since 1981. A fan of the Greek playwright Menander, she is the author of articles on ancient drama as well as a Latin reader, 38 Latin Stories (co-authored with James May), and a Greek textbook, From Alpha to Omega: A Beginning Course in Classical Greek, now in its 4th edition. Every other year she directs and takes on tour a student production of an ancient Roman or Greek comedy, performed in a musical mixture of English and Latin/Greek. Her 46 Stories in Classical Greek, co-authored with James May, won the Ladislaus J. Bolchazy Pedagogy Book Award in 2016. In 2017 she edited Ab omni parte beatus: Classical Essays in Honor of James M. May.
Groton has held an NEH Fellowship for College Teachers and been an Associate Junior Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. In 1995 she received an Award for Excellence in the Teaching of the Classics from the American Philological Association (now the Society for Classical Studies). She has served as President of the Classical Association of Minnesota and as a Trustee of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics honor society.
For eight years (2004-2012) Groton was Secretary-Treasurer of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South; during that time CAMWS was headquartered at St. Olaf College. Currently she is CAMWS President. She recently completed a term on the Board of Directors of the Society for Classical Studies.
In her spare time Groton bikes, plays the piano, composes music and poetry, and sings in a Renaissance chamber choir. Besides being able to get lost virtually anywhere, her greatest claim to fame is never having learned to parallel park.
In the photo above she is visiting Ostia Antica during a St. Olaf Study Travel Program to Greece and Italy (June, 2015). In the photo at left she is meeting her four-month-old grand-niece Sage in San Francisco (July, 2019).
Courses in 2019-2020: Semester I = Latin 111A (Beginning Latin I), Latin 231B (Intermediate Latin), Greek 374 (Greek Drama); Interim = Classics 126 (Ancient Comedy: A Funny Thing Happened); on sabbatical in Semester II