Dr. Liz Warman

Dr. Liz Warman

Sessional Instructor Ancient Studies

Contact Information

Thorneloe University at Laurentian
935 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury ON P3E 2C6

Ph.D. 1992, Classical Greek, University of Toronto, Doctoral Dissertation: “I Begin with Pandora,” directed by Dr. E. Robbins

I teach Envision sections of Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization, and The Greek and Latin Roots of English.

My research interests include Greek Mythology, Archaic Greek Poetry, Presocratic and Platonic Philosophy.

  • Introduction to Greek Civilization, 2011. A Distance Course for Thorneloe University at Laurentian.
  • Review, Hesiod’s Cosmos by Jenny Strauss Clay, Phoenix 60 (2006): 371-373
  • “Offering a Seat to a Grieving Goddess,” Scholia 14 (2005): 34-37
  • “Hope in a Jar,” Mouseion 48 (2004): 107-119
  • “How Parmenides Saves the Man with the Weasel Wife,” Symposium: Philosophers on Love, University of Toronto, 2008
  • “The Centaur Laughs,” Narrative Matters, Toronto 2008
  • “On the Threshold: Sappho and Diotima on Aging and Love,” Symposium: Philosophers on Love, University of Toronto, 2007
  • “Pandora’s Earthiness,” Department of Classics, Brock University, 2006
  • “Diotima in Love: A Woman at Plato’s Symposium,” Symposium: Philosophers on Love, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto 2006
  • “More Shadowy than Knowledge but Clearer than Ignorance: Translating Greek,” Department of English, University of Toronto, 2006
  • “Pandora, You Are Making Me Ill Again,” CAC, Quebec, 2004
  • “Hermes and the Fall of Man,” Colloquium: Hermes from Myth to Magus, University of Waterloo, 2004
  • “Pandora and Pyroclasts,” Classical Students’ Association, University of Toronto, 2004
  • “Pandora’s Hopefulness,” Literary Studies Week, University of Toronto, 1988
  • Diotima and Other Questions about Plato,” Literary Studies Week, University of Toronto, 1986


While working for Thorneloe, I have taught at the University of Toronto, The Linden School, Toronto MELAB (an English language testing facility), and tutored privately. I have also worked as a caterer and a personal support worker.

If one doesn't expect the unexpected, he won't find it, for it is not to be searched out, and there is no path to it. — (Heraclitus).

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