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Angela Commito

Angela Commito

Visiting Assistant Professor in Classics Angela Commito earned her Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan. She has carried out archaeological fieldwork in Italy, Turkey, and the Republic of Georgia and helps direct two field projects in Turkey. She is currently working on publications of the results of archaeological surveys at Aphrodisias in Turkey and at Vani in western Georgia. Her other research project focuses on the dramatic changes in Graeco-Roman life that mark the collapse of classical antiquity in the eastern Mediterranean. She is interested in the...

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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 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 its Basic Aspects and Development into...

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Stacie Raucci

Stacie Raucci

Associate Professor of Classics and Chair 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:...

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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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Leahanna Pelish

Leahanna Pelish

Leahanna (Leah) Pelish is the Administrative Assistant for the Philosophy, Classics, Anthropology and Religious Studies Departments. She joined in 2016, and is incredibly excited to be returning to Union.  Leah graduated summa cum laude from Union College in 2007, double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science.  In 2010, she graduated with honors with her Masters Degree in Philosophy from SUNY Albany.  She has taught philosophy as an adjunct professor at SUNY Albany; her areas of interest include intersectional feminism, ethics (especially applied), and bioethics.  In her free time,...

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