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faculty photo imageWalter Englert

Omar and Althea Hoskins Professor of Classical Studies and Humanities
Classics Department
Division of Literature and Languages

Walter Englert is the Omar and Althea Hoskins Professor of Classical Studies and Humanities. He received his BA in Classics and Integral Liberal Arts from St. Mary’s College of California, his MA in Classics from UC Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University. He has been at Reed since 1981, and has also taught at the University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, and at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. He teaches Greek and Latin courses at all levels, courses in translation, Humanities 110, and courses in the MALS (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies) program. His research is primarily in ancient philosophy, especially Hellenistic philosophy (Epicureanism, Stoicism, and the New Academy) and the reception of Greek philosophy in Rome (Lucretius, Cicero, and Seneca). He is the author of Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action. American Classical Studies 16. Oxford University Press, Oxford: 1987; Commentary on Cicero’s Pro Caelio. Bryn Mawr Commentary Series: 1990; and Lucretius: On the Nature of Things. Focus Publishing. Newburyport, MA. 2003. He has also published articles and book reviews on various aspects of ancient philosophy. He is currently working on a book project, Cicero and the Creation of Roman Philosophy.

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