Faculty

Tommaso Gazzarri

Tommaso Gazzarri

Assistant Professor of Classics Professor Gazzarri came to Union in 2014. He received his Italian laurea from the Università di Pisa (Italy), an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and his M.A, M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University. In 2010 he published an introduction, translation, and commentary of Seneca’s De Brevitate Vitae. He has recently completed a new edition of Plautus’ late comedies. He is currently working on a book-length project on the theory and practice of metaphors in Seneca’s prose. His course offerings include, Roman law, a history of ancient sexuality and gender,...

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Hans-Friedrich Mueller (aka Molinarius – Μυλωνικός)

Hans-Friedrich Mueller (aka Molinarius – Μυλωνικός)

Thomas B. Lamont Professor of Ancient & Modern Literature and Chair of the Department of Classics Professor Mueller (aka Molinarius) came to Union in 2004. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His course offerings have included ancient history, Roman law, ancient religion, Greek, Latin, and comparative mythology. He is the author of Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (Routledge), has edited an abridgment of Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire for Random House,  translated Andreas Mehl’s Roman Historiography: An Introduction to...

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Stacie Raucci

Stacie Raucci

Associate Professor of Classics Professor Raucci came to Union in 2004. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is the author of Elegiac Eyes: Vision in Roman Love Elegy (Lang Classical Studies, 2011), and of articles on the reception of the ancient world in popular culture. Her teaching spans from Greek and Latin language and literature to courses in translation on sex and gender in antiquity, the ancient world in film, and Roman topography. Email: rauccis@union.edu.

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Jeanette Sargent

Jeanette Sargent

Adjunct Instructor in Classics Dr. Sargent earned her Ph.D. at Bryn Mawr College with a dissertation on Ovid’s Heroides. Her course offerings have included Latin language, as well as courses in translation in ancient epic, classical mythology, and ancient drama. Email: sargentj@union.edu.

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Mark Toher

Mark Toher

Frank Bailey Professor of Classics Professor Toher came to Union in 1983 and has his B.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University and a B.A. degree from the University of Oxford. He has taught a wide range of courses in Greek and Roman literature and in Greek and Roman history. He has frequently been Faculty Director of Union’s Term Abroad program in Athens, Greece. His research interests are in the areas of Greek and Roman history and historiography and he has published a number of articles and co-edited two books on topics in those fields. He has recently completed a text with commentary on...

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Sara Watkins

Sara Watkins

Sara Watkins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, focuses on Latin poetry, and especially epic poetry from the early Roman empire. Professor Watkins earned her Ph.D. from The Florida State University in 2012. Watkins teaches a variety of classes, ranging from Greek and Latin to courses in myth, history, and Classical civilization. Email: watkinss@union.edu.

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Magdalene White

Magdalene White

Magdalene (Maggie) White is the Administrative Assistant for the Philosophy, Classics, Anthropology and Religious Studies Departments. She joined in 2014, and is incredibly excited to be a part of Union. Maggie recently graduated with her master’s degree in anthropology from SUNY Albany, where she researched Maya religious ceremonies among the Kaqchikel Maya of Guatemala. Outside of Union, she spends her time hiking with her husband in the Adirondacks, and planning for her next excursion abroad. Email: whitem@union.edu Phone: (518) 388-6715 Office: Lamont...

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