Wesley Hanson

B.A. (2012), University of California at Davis, summa cum laude in Classical and Mediterranean Civilizations and cum laude in English.
M.A. (2015), University of Kansas, Classical Languages.
Entered the Ph.D. program at Penn in 2015
Research Interests:
My research interests include Roman historiography, Latin style, Roman political thought, and the intersection between poetics and history. My undergraduate thesis was on Sallust's conception of the early Roman state in his Bellum Catilinae, and my M.A. thesis was on narrative voice in Caesar's Bellum Gallicum. I am currently working on a project that investigates Livy's use of landscape ekphrases, and I would like to continue investigating how historians incorporate poetic techniques within their histories.