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faculty photo imageLaura Zientek

Visiting Assistant Professor of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Humanities
Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Department
Division of Literature and Languages

Laura Zientek is a visiting assistant professor of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Humanities at Reed College. She earned her B.A. in Classics from the University of Puget Sound, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Washington. Before joining the faculty at Reed, she taught at Brigham Young University. Her research focuses on Roman epic poetry, natural philosophy, cultural geography, and representations of landscape in ancient texts as a way to understand ancient peoples’ ways of experiencing the world. Recently, she has published articles on how Lucan’s epic poem represents landscape, geography, and the sublime in the journals Illinois Classical Studies and The Classical Outlook, and in Landscapes of Dread in Classical Antiquity (ed. Debbie Felton, Routledge 2018). She is currently working on editing a collection of papers (under contract with Bloomsbury Academic) on Lucan within his contemporary literary and cultural contexts. She teaches Greek and Latin at all levels, as well as Humanities 110.


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