TEACHING

hoc quoque te manet, ut pueros elementa docentem

occupet extremis in vicis balba senectus.

- Horace -

Current Courses (University of Miami)

Spring 2020

CLA 221: Sport & Society in the Ancient World.

An analytical survey of the role and place of sport and spectacle in the Ancient Greek and Roman worlds, with a particular emphasis on the way sport can be (and is) used to reinforce prevailing social and societal norms. Students also develop skills and methods for working with both documentary sources and the material record. The course includes a writing component.

LAT 311: Cicero

Students read selections from the work of Cicero in Latin, with close attention to the language and syntax, as well as the socio-historical context of Cicero's work. This semester, we focus on Cicero's relationship with Julius Caesar (and we also read some selections from Caesar's word). This course includes a writing component.

 

LAT 101: Elementary Latin I.

Students take their first steps towards mastery of Latin language, learning morphology and syntax and acquiring vocabulary using A New Latin Primer by Mary English and Georgia Irby.

Fall 2019

CLA 304: The Roman Empire (The Julio-Claudians).

This seminar explores the foundational dynasty of the Roman Empire: the Julio-Claudians, a family of heroes, villains, monsters, and gods. Students examine the way that this family irrevocably changed the nature of the Roman world and set a pattern for generations to come. In doing so we will look not only at the Julio-Claudians themselves and the elite society of Rome which revolved around them for a century, but more generally at the world of Rome and its provinces to think about how the Julio-Claudians affected the lives of everyday Romans and even non-Romans. Students also develop skills and methods for working with both documentary sources and the material record. The course includes a writing component.

LAT 301: Catullus.

Students read the poems of Catullus in Latin with an eye to deepening their appreciation of poetic syntax, meter, and style. The course includes some focus on the literary qualities of Catullus' work, including its place in the poetic traditions of ancient Greece and Rome. The course includes a writing component.

LAT 201: Intermediate Latin I.

Students complete the acquisition of fundamentals of syntax and vocabulary using A New Latin Primer by Mary English and Georgia Irby. Towards the end of the course, we put greater emphasis on developing reading fluency to help students ready themselves for the demands of upper-level Latin courses.

LAT 202: Intermediate Latin II (Introduction to Poetry: Catullus).

Students read the poems of Catullus in Latin with an eye to deepening their appreciation of poetic syntax, meter, and style. The course includes some focus on the literary qualities of Catullus' work, including its place in the poetic traditions of ancient Greece and Rome.

Previous Courses (please see my CV for more detail)

  • Introductory Latin in standard (2-semester), intensive (1-semester), and summer sequence.

  • Intermediate Latin Reading courses

  • Latin Survey.

  • Latin Prose Composition

  • Introductory Greek in standard (2-semester), intensive (1-semester), and summer sequence.

  • Intermediate Greek Reading courses.

  • Greek Prose Composition.

  • General Education courses on Classical Myth and Society, Classical Literature and Reception.

  • Roman Civilization.

  • Sport and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds.

  • Ancient Greek and Roman Law (in translation).

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