Joseph Farrell

Joseph Farrell
Professor of Classical Studies
Joseph B. Glossberg Term Professor in the Humanities
Contact Information
Office Address: 
Cohen 291
(215) 898-7425
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Ph.D. (Classics) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983
A.B. (Classics) Bowdoin College, 1977

Research and Teaching Interests: 

Latin literature, especially poetry
Culture of the Republican and Augustan periods

Selected Publications: 

A Companion to Vergil's Aeneid and its Tradition, ed. with Michael C. J. Putnam (2010)

The Vergilian Century, ed. (special issue of Vergilius, vol. 47, 2001)

Latin Language and Latin Culture from Ancient to Modern Times (2001)

Nomodeiktes: Greek Studies in Honor of Martin Ostwald, ed. with Ralph M. Rosen (1994)

Vergil's Georgics and the Traditions of Ancient Epic (1991)

Work in Progress: 

Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic, ed. with Damien P. Nelis (forthcoming 2012)

Juno's Aeneid: Narrative, Metapoetics, Dissent (Martin Classical Lectures, 2008)

Recent Courses: 

(undergraduate) Poetry of Vergil (freshman seminar); Ovid, Amores; Cicero, De re publica; Ovid, Metamorphoses and Fasti; Vergil, Eclogues; Passion of SS Perpetua and Felicity

(graduate) Ovid, exile poetry; Vergil, Aeneid;Early Roman Epic; The Argonaut Myth in Roman Poetry

Other Professional Activity: 

Vice President, Program Division, American Philological Association

Chair, Faculty Advisory Committee, Penn Museum

Series editor with Robin Osborne, "Classical Culture and Society," Oxford University Press

Curriculum vitae: 
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