Christopher Nappa

Department Chair
Christopher Nappa

Fall 2021 

CLA 5936: Classics Proseminar

LNW 3211: Readings in Latin Prose

Office Hours

Monday 2:30 - 3:30 pm (online)

Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 pm (online)

Or by appointment.

Christopher Nappa (BA University of Texas at Austin, MA and PhD University of Virginia) is a specialist in Latin literature and its Greek background. His work has focused on social class, politics, and gender in Latin poetry from Catullus in the first century BCE to Juvenal in the early second century CE. He is the author of Aspects of Catullus' Social Fiction (Frankfurt 2001), Reading after Actium: Vergil's Georgics, Octavian, and Rome (Ann Arbor 2005) and Making Men Ridiculous: Juvenal and the Anxieties of the Individual (Ann Arbor 2018) as well as a number of articles on Latin lyric, epic, didactic, elegy, and satire. 

Prospective Students: Prof. Nappa is currently accepting graduate students.

 

Making Men Ridiculous: Juvenal and the Anxieties of the Individual

https://www.press.umich.edu/9779150/making_men_ridiculous

Reading after Actium: Vergil’s Georgics, Octavian, and Rome

https://www.press.umich.edu/93224/reading_after_actium

Aspects of Catullus’ Social Fiction

https://www.peterlang.com/abstract/title/29594?rskey=y0hgzb&result=1

Gods and Mortals in Greek and Latin Poetry, Studies in Honor of Jenny Strauss Clay

https://www.cup.gr/book/gods-and-mortals-in-greek-and-latin-poetry-ariadne-supplement-2/