Classics Department

Walter Englert

Walter EnglertOmar & Althea Hoskins Professor of Classical Studies
Greek and Latin literature, ancient philosophy

On campus:
ETC 217
Phone: x7310

Off campus:
Professor Walter Englert
Department of Classics
Reed College
Portland, OR 97202
Phone: 503-517-7310
Fax: 503-777-7769

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Recent Courses Taught

Fall 2015
Greek 110: Beginning Greek
Greek 311: Advanced Greek (Plato’s Symposium)

Spring 2016
Greek 110: Beginning Greek
Latin 210: Intermediate Latin (Virgil’s Aeneid)
Latin 312: Advanced Latin (Augustine's Confessions)

Fall 2014
Humanities 110: The Ancient Mediterranean
Greek 110: Beginning Greek

Spring 2015
Humanities 110: The Hellenistic Period and the Rise of Rome
Latin 312: Advanced Latin (Lucretius' De Rerum Natura and Virgil's Georgics)

Fall 2013
Greek 110: Beginning Greek
Latin 210: Intermediate Latin (Cicero's Pro Caelio)
Greek 311: Advanced Greek (Euripides' Bacchae)

Spring 2014
Classics 303: Hellenistic Philosophy
Greek 210: Intermediate Greek (Homer's Iliad)

Fall 2012
Humanities 110: The Ancient Mediterranean
Latin 311: Advanced Latin (Ovid's Metamorphoses)

Spring 2013
Humanities 110: The Hellenistic Period and the Rise of Rome
Greek 110: Beginning Greek

Publications and Papers

Books and Articles:

"Halfway to Happiness: A Platonic Reading of Apuleius’ Golden Ass," forthcoming (2013 or 2014) in the Proceedings of the IV International Conference on the Ancient Novel (Lisbon, Portugal, July 21-26, 2008).

"Democritos," article for the Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

"Cicero the Philosopher." Article in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome. Michael Gagarin, editor-in-chief.  Oxford, 2010.

Articles on 19 ancient atomists for the Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists: The Greek Tradition and its Many Heirs, ed. P. T. Keyser and G.L. Irby-Massie, Routledge: 2009.

"Socrates and temporal lobe epilepsy: a pathographical diagnosis 2400 years later." Co-authored with Osamu Muramoto. Epilepsia 47: 652 March 2006.

Lucretius: On the Nature of Things. Focus Publishing: Newburyport, MA, 2003.

"The Death of Socrates and the Development of Greek Philosophy," in Events that Changed Ancient Greece, ed. Bella Vivante, 141-155 Greenwood Press (2002).

Articles on Lucretius, Herillus, Metrodorus of Stratonicea, and Monimus for The Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy, D. Zeyl, editor. Greenwood Press: Westport, 1997.

"Stoics and Epicureans on the Nature of Suicide," Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 1996.

"Bringing Philosophy to the Light: Cicero's Paradoxa Stoicorum." Apeiron 24 (1990).

Cicero Pro Caelio. Bryn Mawr Latin Commentary: 1990.

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action. Scholars Press. Atlanta: 1987.

Book Reviews:

Review of Yelena Baraz, A Written Republic: Cicero’s Philosophical Politics. Princeton, 2012. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2013.04.50.

Review of Tim O’Keefe, Epicurus on Freedom, Ancient Philosophy 29 (2009) 461-468. 

Review of Nino Marinone, Cronologia Ciceroniana (2nd edition) Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.09.11.

Review of Epicurus and Democritean Ethics: An Archaeology of Ataraxia, by James Warren. Cambridge: 2002. Ancient Philosophy 24 (2004) 496-500.

Review of Lucretius on Atomic Motion. A Commentary on De Rerum Natura, Book Two, Lines 1-332, by Don Fowler. Oxford: 2002. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2003.07.28.

Review of Philodemus On Piety, edited by Dirk Obbink. Ancient Philosophy 20 (2000) 250-254.

Review of David Sedley, Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom. Phoenix 53 (1999) 381-383.

Review of Diogenes of Oenoanda: The Epicurean Inscription, edited by M.F. Smith Ancient Philosophy 18 (1998) 220-225.

Review of Cicero's Knowledge of the Peripatos, W.W. Fortenbaugh and P. Steinmetz edd. (New Brunswick and London: 1989) Ancient Philosophy (1995).

Review of The Stoic Theory of Oikeiosis, by Troels Engberg-Pedersen. Ethics 103 (1993).

Review of Epicurus' Ethical Theory, by Phillip Mitsis Ancient Philosophy (1993).

Review of Epicurus' Scientific Method, by Elizabeth Asmis. Phoenix (1987).

Review of Lucretius and Epicurus, by Diskin Clay. Ancient Philosophy 5 (1985).