Gregory Hays
Dept. of Classics, Cocke Hall
PO Box 400788
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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Office: B013 Cocke Hall
Office Hours (Fall 2014): T 12:30-1:30 & R 11:30-12:30 (and by appointment).

Current and Upcoming Courses

Fall 2014:

LATI 3559
The Latin Bible
TR 9:30-10:45
Cocke 101
CLAS 3150
Ancient Epic & Modern Popular Culture
TR 2:00-3:15
New Cabell 111
MSP 3801
Exploring the Middle Ages
TR 3:30-4:45
New Cabell 111
COLA 1500
Edgar Allan Poe
T 6:00-7:15
Nau 241

January Term 2015:

CLAS 3600
Medieval Manuscripts at UVA
Location TBA

Spring 2015:

CLAS 2020
Roman Civilization
Time TBA
Location TBA
LATI 3xxx
Time TBA
Location TBA


I'm originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up there and abroad. I did my undergraduate work at Yale before moving on to Cornell for my PhD (with visiting semesters at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and the University of Konstanz). I then spent a happy year in Munich at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, where I wrote dictionary entries for a number of Latin words beginning with the letter P. After that I taught for a couple of years at the University of Illinois, and since 1999 have been in the Department of Classics at the University of Virginia.


I regularly teach undergraduate lecture courses on Roman Civilization and Mythology. Smaller upper-level and graduate courses have included Homer, Greek lyric poetry, the Greek Novel, Petronius, Lucan, the Latin letter, Latin declamation, Apuleius, and St. Augustine's Confessions. I teach Medieval Latin (at the undergraduate level) in alternate years; other semi-regular courses are Latin Palaeography and the department's graduate Latin literature survey.


My research centers on late and medieval Latin, especially the North African allegorist Fulgentius, whose works I'm editing and translating. I'm also working on a book-length project on the survival and reception of medieval manuscripts from the fifteenth century to the present. I have a continuing interest in Greek epic and lyric poetry and its reception in later writers, especially the American and European modernist movements. I translated Marcus Aurelius's Meditations for the Modern Library back in 2002. I'm on the editorial boards of the Toronto Medieval Latin Texts series and the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library. I also serve as a book review editor for Speculum, with responsibility for the Latin tradition and manuscript studies.

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