Faculty Profile

Marc Mastrangelo

Professor of Classical Studies (1997)

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East College Room 101


Prof. Mastrangelo's publications have focused on Early Christian Latin poetry, Greek tragedy, and Greco-Roman intellectual history. He is a co-editor of The Unknown Socrates (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2002) and the author of The Roman Self in Late Antiquity (Johns Hopkins, 2008). His most recent publications include two articles: "Towards a Poetics of Late Latin Reuse," in Tradition and Innovation in the Latin Poetry of Late Antiquity (WinterVerlag, 2016); and "The Early Christian Response to Platonist Poetics: Boethius, Prudentius, and the Poeta Theologus," in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature (Oxford, 2017). Prof. Mastrangelo teaches courses at all levels of Classical language and civilization. He is co-founder of Dickinson Classics Online, which publishes resources for Chinese students and scholars of the ancient Greek and Latin classics, and the Humanities Collective at Dickinson. He was Visiting Professor in Anglophone Studies at the Université Jean Jaurès, Toulouse in 2014-15.


  • B.A., Amherst College, 1985
  • M.A., Wadham College, Oxford University, 1988
  • M.A., Brown University, 1995
  • Ph.D., 1996

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

LATN 201 Introduction to Roman Prose
Review of syntax and selected readings from prose authors, with study of literary technique and discussion of supplementary readings in English. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent.

GREK 201 Introduction to Greek Prose
A review of syntax and selected readings from prose authors. Consideration is given to authors whose style and grammar best illustrate the characteristics of Attic Greek of the Classical period. Supplemental readings in English provide historical and cultural context for the author chosen. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent.

LATN 343 Lyric and Elegy
Selections from Horace and elegists such as Propertius and Tibullus, with focus on their literary technique and tradition. Prerequisite: at least one course at the 200-level. Offered every two years.

Spring 2017

CLST 110 Intro to Greek Civilization
Reading and discussion of key literary and historical works of ancient Greece, including works by Homer, Thucydides, the Greek tragedians and comedians, with consideration of the Greek intellectual enlightenment, Athenian democracy and the Athenian empire in their historical and cultural contexts. The literature is read in English translation. This course will fulfill a literature requirement in the arts and humanities distribution requirement. Offered every other year.

CLST 200 Philosophers & Heroes

GREK 202 Introduction to Greek Poetry
Selected readings from Homer with emphasis on poetic style and composition. Supplementary readings in English help stimulate discussion of literary, historical, and cultural topics regarding epic poetry. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.