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 completed a new edition of Plautus’ late comedies, which is soon going to be published. 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...

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Hans-Friedrich Mueller (aka Molinarius)

Hans-Friedrich Mueller (aka Molinarius)

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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Marianne V. Snowden

Marianne V. Snowden

Office Manager for the Departments of Classics and Philosophy. Early in her career, she studied ancient Greek so that she could learn to type it properly. Computers have eliminated that particular task, but we still keep her busy, and she keeps us on track! Email: snowdenm@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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