Frederick Booth.

 

Frederick Booth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Chair
Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures

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Frederick Booth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Chair
Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures

I have been teaching at Seton Hall University since 1998. My main interest is mythological epic poetry, especially Homer, Apollonius of Rhodes, Virgil, and Ovid. My goal as a teacher of Classics is to familiarize students with the languages, literature, culture and history of ancient Greece and Rome so they can better understand the Classical background of Western society, its art, literature, and film, in their cultural and historical contexts.

My own research centers on the influence of classical literature and ideas on the Western tradition and the continuing vitality of Greco-Roman thought. I have worked on the moderns, including James Joyce and Ezra Pound, and am currently working on Renaissance Latin literature from Poland.