Jeremy B. Lefkowitz (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) joined the department in 2009. His teaching and research focus on Latin and Greek poetry, especially comic and satirical genres such as Greek and Roman Comedy, Iambography, Roman Satire, and Aesopic Fable. His current book project - provisionally entitled Aesop's Pen - reconsiders the literary history and cultural status of "Aesopica" (fables, proverbs, and other anecdotes ascribed to Aesop) by focusing on adaptations of fables in diverse genres of Greek and Latin poetry.
Professor Lefkowitz teaches courses that draw upon his broad interests in Greek and Latin language, literature, and culture, including topics in epic, drama, myth, intellectual history, and the reception of the classical world in contemporary arts and media. Recent courses include seminars on Ovid, Virgil, and Roman Comedy, and Intermediate Latin courses on "Catullus and His World" and "Death in Seneca".
Syllabus for LATN 019: Roman Imperial Literature: Death in Seneca [pdf] (Intermediate Latin)
Professor Lefkowitz is a contributor to the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, which is the second oldest online scholarly journal in the humanities . Follow the links below to read recent reviews: