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Morgan E. Palmer

Morgan Palmer began studying Latin at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland.  She received her B.A. in Classics and Comparative Literature from Brown, where she was awarded the Lucius Lyon Prize for outstanding senior honors thesis in Classics and the Workman-Driscoll Premium for outstanding service to Classics and the wider Brown community.  She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Washington, where she taught a broad range of Classics and Latin courses, including a course on Virgil's Aeneid offered at the University of Washington Rome Center.  Before coming to Maryland, she taught at the University of California, Irvine and Montclair State University.  Her interests include Latin literature (both poetry and prose), Epigraphy, Roman History, Roman Religion, Greek and Latin Epic, and Reception of the Classical Tradition.  Her dissertation, Inscribing Augustan Personae: Epigraphic Conventions and Memory Across Genres explores the intersection between Augustan literature and epigraphyShe has presented papers based on her dissertation work at the meetings of the Society for Classical Studies and the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.  This summer, while participating in the Ancient Graffiti Workshop at the Center for Hellenic Studies, she wrote several entries on Greek, Latin, and bilingual graffiti from Pompeii for the Epigraphic Database Roma.  She is currently working on articles based on the Ovid and Virgil chapters of her dissertation, and is also expanding her work on Livy into a larger book project.  She is excited to be teaching elementary Latin, intermediate Latin, and Roman Religion at the University of Maryland this spring.  

Marie Mount Hall