New faculty in 2017

This fall the Classics Department is delighted to welcome two additional visiting faculty members: Afroditi Manthati-Angelopoulou, who is a specialist in Greek poetry and theater, and Emilia Barbiero, who specializes in Latin literature with a particular interest in the comedies of Plautus.

Professor Barbiero has previously taught at New York University and the University of Toronto, where she received her doctorate in 2014. She is a particular fan of ancient letter-writing, both as seen in literature -- especially in Latin plays -- and the real letters that have been recovered by archaeology. This year's students will have the opportunity to study with Professor Barbiero in Fall in Latin 1 or Latin 15, Winter in Latin 3, or spring in a First-Year Seminar on ancient letters.

Professor Manthati-Angelopoulou studied Greek literature in Athens and at USC, where she also taught Greek, Latin, and Classics. Her dissertation project explores how morality and story-telling relate to emotionality and the body, especially in the tragedies of Aeschylus. This year's students can study with her in Latin 1 this Fall, Greek 20 (Homer) in Winter, or CLST 2 (Theater) or GRK 10 in Spring.