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Gregory Dobrov, Associate Professor and Post-Baccalaureate Program Director


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: Two long-range projects: One on historical linguistics, the other on the theory and practice of satire

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Laura Gawlinski, Associate Professor


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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Brian Lavelle, Professor and Chairman


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 334-A
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

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 will be teaching 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 31 October 2011. 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, 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 and/or Proctored:

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]).


Anna Peterson, Lecturer


Office: Crown Center 574
Phone: 773.508.2121
E-mail: apeterson9@luc.edu

Degrees: B.A., Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Academic Interests: Imperial Greek Literature, in particular Lucian; Ancient Comedy; Ancient Philosophy; reception studies. I'm particularly interested in the reception of Old Comedy in the imperial period. To that end, I'm currently revising my dissertation, which examines the different ways in which Lucian resuscitates the so-called quarrel between comedy and philosophy and offers his own hybrid genre, the Comic Dialogue, as its solution.


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Interests: Hiking with my dogs, yoga, and all things Bob Dylan related


Kirk Shellko, Lecturer


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 17 April 2014 by jlong1@luc.edu.


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