The Classics Department is delighted to announce that Emilio Capettini joins our faculty on July 1, 2016

Emilio Capettini received both his BA and MA equivalents from the University of Pisa.  He will finish his Ph.D. this May at Princeton University when he submits his dissertation entitled “An Improbable Symphony: Genealogy, Paternity and Identity in Heliodorus’ Aethiopica.”

He published his first article, “La ‘vera’ Andromaca: Eur. Tro. 731-732,” in the prestigious Italian journal Materiali e discussioni per l’analisi dei testi classici in 2007, the same year as he completed his undergraduate degree.  His second article, “Eros’ Attack on κτήματα: A Note on Soph. Ant. 782,” is forthcoming in Classical Quarterly.  His wide-ranging research interests are in the Greek and Latin novel, Greek epic poetry, Greek tragedy, and Classical Reception Studies.

His appointment is an exciting addition to existing departmental strengths in tragedy, the novel, and reception.

Professors Sara Lindheim and Helen Morales Publish Special Volume of Ramus: New Essays on Homer: Language, Violence, and Agency

We are delighted to announce the publication of a special volume of Ramus: New Essays on Homer: Language, Violence, and Agency edited by Profs. Sara Lindheim and Helen Morales. The book had its roots in a conference organized by the editors at UCSB in 2011 and contains specially commissioned essays on the Iliad and Odyssey. It presents cutting-edge literary criticism on Homer.