Michael Fontaine C.V.

Research Interests

Latin literature of all time periods (antiquity through Renaissance and the Enlightenment) and classical Roman, Greek, and Renaissance society. Now finishing books on grief and resilience, coping mechanisms, and break-ups in ancient Rome. Previously, books on wine, swine, mind, and a good laugh. Next up, the philosopher Celsus, Lucian, and the Enlightenment. Oh, and I was also recently parodied on Saturday Night Live (really! see it here.)


Appointments

Academic

Administrative

Advisory

Lagniappe (recent past)

Education

Ph.D. 2003, Brown University, Classics. Dissertation: “The Sophisticated παρὰ προσδοκίαν [para prosdokian] in Plautus,” directed by Adele Scafuro

I took 1999-2000 off to study Latin in Rome with Reginald Foster as a lay student at the Pontifical Gregorian University, courtesy of a Rotary Club Ambassadorial scholarship. I spent summer 2001 at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

B.A. 1998, Millsaps College, Classics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa

I spent spring 1997 in Rome at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, summer 1997 in Rome at Reginald Foster’s Latin school, and summer 1996 at the U.C. Berkeley Latin workshop.

Books

books

Full list of books found here.