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John Svarlien

Professor of Classics; Program Director; Director of August Term

Haupt Humanities 216
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Phone: (859) 233-8151
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John Svarlien teaches courses in Latin and ancient Greek, literature, mythology, gender and sexuality, and other aspects of the cultural history of the Greco-Roman world. He also teaches in Transylvania's core courses.

Svarlien has published on Roman satire, and his translations of Latin literature have appeared in journals and on the Diotima website. His translations of Ovid's Amores have been published in an anthology of Latin lyric and elegiac poetry, and his verse translation of Horace's Satires is forthcoming. His special interests are Augustan Rome and the history of liberal arts education.


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Academic history

Courses taught

Publications

Areas of research

Academic history

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1989
  • M.A., The Florida State University, 1981
  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1976

Courses taught

  • Latin
  • Ancient Greek
  • Introduction to Greek and Roman Mythology
  • Women in Antiquity
  • Literature of the Greco-Roman World

Publications

  • Verse translations of Horace’ Satires published in Literary Imagination and on the Diotima website
  • Verse translations of Ovid’s Amores appeared in the anthology Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry (Garland, 1995)

Areas of research

  • Latin literature
  • Greek literature
  • Greco-Roman mythology
  • Gender and sexuality in the ancient world


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