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hoc quoque te manet, ut pueros elementa docentem

occupet extremis in vicis balba senectus.

- Horace -

Current and Upcoming Courses

Fall 2022

UCLR 100C: Classical Studies (CORE) — Medea and her Sisters

An introduction to the literatures of the Ancient Greeks and Romans along with their worlds, looking in particular at the story of Medea. By the end of the course, students will know the basic outlines of Greek and Roman civilization and will be ready to enter upper-level Classical Civilization electives and possibly even language courses having been enriched with the cultural knowledge and skills of critical analysis to approach the literary and, possibly, material records of the Classical world with acumen, thoughtfulness and sensitivity. The course includes a significant module on the reception of Medea's story in contemporary American theater.

LAT 286/389: The Age of Nero / Seneca

Students read selections from literary works composed during the reign of the emperor Nero, focusing in this instance on the works of the philosopher, poet, and statesman Seneca. We pay close attention to the language and syntax, as well as the socio-historical context of these works. This course includes a writing component at the 300-level.

Spring 2023

UCLR 100C: Classical Studies (CORE)

See above.

CLST 362: Roman Law (Writing Intensive)

An introduction to Roman law, the ius civile, focusing in particular on “private” law (the law between private individuals rather than their interactions with the state) primarily during the first 300 years of the Imperial period (roughly 1–300 CE).


In keeping with the aims of the Sociolegal Studies Minor, this course aims to look beyond the “black letter” law (i.e., what any given “rule” is in Roman Law) to explore more deeply the ways Roman law affected Roman society, the values expressed in Roman law and shaped by its legal structures, and the links between Roman law and the social, economic, and political features of Roman society.

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 and specific authors.

  • 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 (including period specific courses).

  • Sport and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds.

  • Ancient Greek and Roman Law (in translation).

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