University Profiles


Frederick J. Booth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Chair

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Dr. Booth focuses on the Classical languages and mythology, and the Classical tradition in literature and film.

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.


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1983
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1972

Academic Distinctions

  • University Research Council Summer Stipend (Seton Hall University) 2004
  • “Baker's Dozen” Award for excellence in teaching, (New York University) 1989
  • Jacob Brodhead Prize for Latin translation and essay (Rutgers, The State University) 1972

Office Phone
(973) 761-9458


Office Location
Room 246B
Fahy Hall


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