Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 15



226 Carpenter Hall

Office Hours
10:00-11:00am or by appointment

Maxwell Paule

Assistant Professor of Ancient and Classical Studies


  • Languages & Literatures
  • Ancient and Classical Studies


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • M.A., The Ohio State University
  • B.A., Oberlin College

Selected Courses

"Magic and Witches in the Ancient World" is an Earlham Seminar in which students explore the role and prevalence of magic and magical practitioners in ancient Greece and Rome.

"Damn The Gods" is a mythology course that focuses on Greco-Roman divinities and the oftentimes terrible narratives that surround them.


Maxwell Paule is a classical studies scholar who explores ancient magic, erotic Roman poetry and the intersection of the two. He incorporates these topics into such courses as, “Magic and Witches in the Ancient World” and “Damn the Gods.”

He describes Earlham students as, “inquisitive, intellectually curious, and passionate.”

Research Projects

I am currently revising an article on the Latin Witch Vocabulary, and I have a piece in progress on Canidia's role as a child-killing demon in Horace's fifth epode.

Professional Memberships

Member of the American Philological Association (APA)
Member of the Classical Association of the Midwest and South (CAMWS)

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