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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, Statius, 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. In recent fall
semesters I have taught a one-credit first-year seminar on Edgar
Allan Poe. This year I'm teaching one on Umberto Eco's The
Name of the Rose.
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.
Click here for a list of recent publications and conference papers.
You can now follow me on Twitter @aristofontes.
Here's a set of useful links
... along with some more frivolous ones.
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