Latin language and literature, especially poetry of the late Republic and Augustan age
- Roman elegy and epic
- Catullus, Lucretius, Vergil, Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid
Greek language and literature, especially poetry from Homer to the Hellenistic period
- Epic and epigram
- Homer, Hesiod, and Theocritus
The ancient literary tradition
- Genre, aesthetics, and intertextuality
The concept of love in Roman poetry
- Tracing the development of a cultural concept
Fall 2017 Courses
Elementary Classical Greek I (GRK 101)
By taking Elementary Classical Greek here at the University of Arizona, you will gain the skills you need to read stunning works of ancient literature in the original language. You do not need any previous experience learning ancient or modern languages. The first term introduces you to the major grammatical tools for reading Attic Greek (the language spoken and written in Athens during the 5th and 4th centuries BCE). Through this exciting and stimulating introduction to Greek language and culture, you will prepare for further study in the second term and beyond!
Prose of the Roman Republic (LAT 400)
Thanks to the survival of a vast collection of Cicero’s personal correspondence, we have an invaluable resource for learning about the trials and triumphs of one of the most important personalities of the late Republic. Your reading and analysis of select letters will give you access to Cicero's public and private lives, while also increasing your knowledge of Latin prose style and language. You will also consider the literary importance of the collection within the Roman epistolary tradition and its exceptional value as a source of evidence for the social, political, and historical landscape of Cicero’s Rome.
Spring 2018 Courses
Elementary Classical Greek II (GRK 102)
Latin Love Elegy (LAT 415/515)
Publications and Works in Progress
Book in progress
Taking Love Seriously: Elegiac Love and Death in Aeneid 7–12.
Published articles and book chapters
“Elegiac Amor and Mors in Vergil’s ‘Italian Iliad’: A Case Study (Verg. Aen. 10.185–193).” Classical Quarterly 65.2 (2015): 693–703.
“Heu Ligurine: Echoes of Vergil in Horace Odes 4.1.” Vergilius 61 (2015): 29–42.
“Primus Pastor: The Origins of Pastoral Programme in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.” In Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle, edited by Alison Keith and Jonathan Edmondson. University of Toronto Press, 2016.
“Nulla fabula tegenda: Ovid’s Elegiac Revision of Vergilian Allusion.” In Uncovering Anna Perenna: Interdiscplinary Approaches to Roman Myth and History, edited by Sarah McCallum and Gwynaeth McIntyre. Bloomsbury Academic. Forthcoming.
“Ego sum pastor: Pastoral Transformations in the Tale of Mercury and Battus (Ov. Met. 2.676–707).” Classical Outlook. Forthcoming.
Sarah McCallum and Gwynaeth McIntyre, eds. Uncovering Anna Perenna: Interdiscplinary Approaches to Roman Myth and History. London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic. Forthcoming.