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Erika T. Hermanowicz

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Associate Professor

Academic History

Ph.D. 1999 Princeton University, Classics

M.A. 1997 Princeton University, Classics

M.A. 1993 University of Georgia, Latin

B.A.  1988 Emory University, History

Current Research

Erika Hermanowicz and Neil McLynn, The 411 Conference: A Translation and Historical Commentary. Liverpool University Press, Translated Texts for Historians.

Recent Publications

“African Ecclesiastical Wealth.” Studies in Late Antiquity 6.2, 2022: 248-283.

 “The Council of Hippo in 427.” The Late (Wild) Augustine, edited by Susanna Elm and Christopher Blunda. Augustinus Werk und Wirkung series no. 11. Brill, 2021: 138-180.

“Possidius of Calama.” Entry for the Brill Encyclopedia of the Early Church, Tarmo Toom and Paul van Geest, eds. Published online 17 November, 2021, 3028 words. <>

“Augustine on Lying.” Speculum 93.3, 2018: 699-727. 

“Possidius on Augustine,” in Augustine in Context, ed. Tarmo Toom, Cambridge University Press, 2018: 30-36.

Other publications:

Possidius of Calama: A Study of the North African Episcopate at the Time of Augustine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008

“Catholic Bishops and Appeals to the Imperial Court: A Legal Study of the Calama Riots in 408.” Journal of Early Christian Studies, 12.4 (2004) 483-523.

“Book Six of Augustine’s De musica and the Episcopal Embassies of 408.” Augustinian Studies 35.2 (2004) 165-98.

"Textual Adventures: A Brief History of the Theodosian Code" The Classical Outlook, 79.3 (2002) 97-103.

Research Interests:

North African Christian Writers, Constantinian Imperial History, Late Antique Greek and Latin Biography

Undergraduate Programs

UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. Classics degrees with multiple areas of emphasis. Double Dawgs degrees focus on careers in Historic Preservation and World Language Education. Minor degrees in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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