My name is Bronwen and I’m a classicist from South Africa living in Japan. Currently, I’m a PhD candidate at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, under the supervision of Dr. Samantha Masters. My thesis is on the iconography of torches in Etruscan and Roman funerary art.

You can reach me at bronwenmac@protonmail.com.

Research Interests

  • Etruscan and Roman funerary art
  • Vanth
  • The Erinyes
  • Classical reception in Victorian painting
  • Latin poetry (Virgil, Horace, Catullus, Ovid)
  • Colors and pigments in the ancient world


  • 2022 MA cum laude (Ancient Cultures): Stellenbosch University
    Thesis: Vanth: The Iconography of an Etruscan Psychopomp
  • 2004 BA, Hons. (Classical Civilisation): University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • 2003 BA: The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
    Majors: Classical Civilisation, Drama and Performance Studies

Professional Associations

  • 2023 – African Classics Network (ACN)
  • 2023 – Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)
  • 2023 – 古代史研究会 (Society for the Study of Ancient History, Japan)
  • 2022 – Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies (AWAWS)
  • 2021 – The Etruscan Foundation
  • 2019 – The Women’s Classical Caucus (WCC)