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Gregory Dobrov, Associate Professor and Post-Baccalaureate Program Director


It is much sadness that we report that Greg passed away September 27, 2015. A memorial will be held on campus at Madonna della Strada chapel on Friday, October 9 at 8pm.

Office: Crown Center 555
Phone: 773.508.3655
E-mail: gdobrov@luc.edu

Degrees: B.Th., Holy Trinity Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Interests: History and criticism of ancient theater, lyric poetry, Second Sophistic, Byzantine literature, critical theory, linguistics

Work in Progress: The Gospel of Hades: Greek Myth and the Invention of Easter: a monograph on katabasis (underworld journey) in Greek tradition

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Laura Gawlinski, Associate Professor and Chair


Office: Crown Center 579
Phone: 773.508.3657
E-mail: lgawlinski@luc.edu

Degrees: B.A., Randolph-Macon College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Academic Interests: Greek religion, epigraphy, archaeology and topography

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Pat Graham-Skoul, Adjunct Professor


‌Office: Crown Center 577
Phone: 773.508.3647
E-mail: pgraha1@luc.edu

Degrees: A.B., Loyola University Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

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Jim Keenan, Professor


Office: Crown Center 573
Phone: 773.508.3665
E-mail: jkeenan@luc.edu

Degrees: A.B., College of the Holy Cross; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

Academic Interests: Papyrology, Roman Law, Byzantine Egypt

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Personal Interests: Golf, Guitar

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Thomas Keith, Instructor


Office: Crown Center 574
Phone: 773.508.2121
E-mail: tkeith1@luc.edu

Degrees: B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Academic Interests: Political and ethical philosophy of the Hellenistic and Imperial periods, especially Stoicism; Greek political thought under the Roman Empire; the history of the post-Classical polis; Plutarch; oratory of the Second Sophistic; Hellenistic and Imperial Greek poetry, especially Mesomedes and Palladas; classical and comparative mythology; Augustan literature and culture; Latin epic


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Brian Lavelle, Professor


Office: Crown Center 553
Phone: 773.508.3660
E-mail: blavell@luc.edu

Degrees: B.A., University of California San Diego; M.A., University of California Davis; Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Academic Interests: Archaic Greece: Archilochos and the 7th cent. BCE, Greek History and Archaeology; Greek Tyranny and Athenian Democracy, Popular Consciousness and Communication; Myth and History

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Personal Interests (not in order): Historical Fiction; topography and monuments of western Anatolia and the Aegean; any historical or ancient-themed movie (including dreadful ones like "Amazons and Gladiators"); biking; painting; roses; wind; family; Nancy Watkins


Edith Pennoyer (Penny) Livermore, Lecturer


Office: Crown Center 568
Phone: 773.508.8487
E-mail: eliverm@luc.edu

Degrees: B.A. Honors (Near Eastern Languages), National University of Ireland, Dublin; Graduate Research (Hebrew and Greek), Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., (Classics) Northwestern University

Origins: From the San Francisco area and Napa Valley, California, currently living in Evanston - companioned by four-footed fur folk friends: Achilles, Odysseus, and [of course!] Penelope

Personal Interests: "Connecting": Varieties of humans, languages, cultures; walking (anywhere - wilderness to back alleys); nature in any ilk, "All Creatures Great and Small," sparrow- and squirrel-feeding; weaving and stitching; threads and textiles, ancient and contemporary - including clothing in the ancient world; Baroque music and Broadway musicals; picnics; pots; star-watching; soup kitchens


Jacqueline Long, Associate Professor


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences
Interim Chairperson, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Office: Sullivan Center 228
Phone: 773.508.3511
E-mail: jlong1@luc.edu

Degrees: A.B., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Academic Interests: Late Antique history & literature; Roman history & literature; women and gender in the Classical world

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Personal Interests: Food, cats and forms of mild athleticism in which I won't hurt myself too much.

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John Makowski, Associate Professor


‌Office: Crown Center 575
Phone: 773.508.3656
E-mail: jmakow1@luc.edu

Degrees: B.A., Xavier University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Academic Interests: Roman literature, especially Augustan and Imperial; Latin language; Myth and Literature; Classical World in Cinema

Scholarly Activity: I have published articles on Lucan, Vergil, Maecenas, and Ovid, and collaborated on a study of Roman arithmetic

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Teaching Interests: During Spring 2012 I taught CLST 271, Classical Mythology, LATN 283/388, Clodia Metelli, and CLST 384, the second semester of the department's capstone course

Other: My interest in Seneca has led to an annual staging of his drama Thyestes performed by Furibunda Productions, the department's theater ensemble. This year's performance took place 29 October 2014. I have worked on local committees of the Illinois Classical Conference and the American Philological Association, for annual meetings in Chicago.

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Jonathan Mannering, Advanced Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director


Office: Crown Center 565
Phone: 773.508.3662
E-mail: jmannering@luc.edu

Degrees: B.A., University of Chicago; M.Phil., Ph.D., King's College, Cambridge University

Academic Interests:

Latin prose and poetry from the late Republic and early Empire; rhetoric and oratorical performance in public spaces; literary reception. I am currently revising my doctoral thesis, which examines poetic quotations as a mechanism for cultural reproduction in the orations of Cicero, the declamations of the elder Seneca, and the philosophical epistles of the younger Seneca.

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Courses Taught:

Heroes and Classical Epics (CLST 272), Ancient Rhetoric (CLST 279), Ancient Novel (CLST 280), Elementary Latin II (LATN 102), Age of the Flavians (LATN 287/388), Western Intellectual Traditions: Antiquity to the Middle Ages (Dev West Thght I Disc [HONR D101 08H]).


Lauren Schwartzman, Instructor

Office: Crown Center 574
Phone: 773.508.2121

Degrees: D.Phil., University of Oxford

   Kirk Shellko, Instructor


Office: Crown Center 577
Phone: 773.508.3647
E-mail: kshellk@luc.edu

Degrees: M.A. (Philosophy), John Carroll University; M.A., Ph.D. (Classical Studies), Loyola University Chicago

Interests: Fourth-century tragedy, the comic and tragic representations of Socrates in Plato’s dialogues; Aristotle and Plotinus.

Courses Taught: CLST 271, 272, 273; GREK 262, 275; LATN 283


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   Ed Menes, Professor Emeritus


Degrees: B.A., Xavier University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
Interests: Latin Lyric and Elegy, Linguistics

This page last updated 29 September 2015 by lgawlinski@luc.edu.


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