Mr. Luca D'Anselmi

Instructor of Greek and Latin & Chair, Department of Humanities
(610) 785-6217

Luca D'Anselmi joined the faculty of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2016.  His research focuses on Latin poetry generally, with specific interests in visuality and poetic style, as well as the Renaissance reception of Virgil.  He received his B.A. in Latin from Hillsdale College in 2012 and his M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2014 with a thesis entitled "Mimetic Syntax in the Tragedies of Seneca."  As the Chair of the Department of Humanities, he teaches numerous courses in Latin and Greek language and literature.


Ph.D. (Candidate Classical Philology)              Bryn Mawr College (2016-)

M.A. (Classical Philology)                                   Bryn Mawr College (2014)

B.A. (Latin)                                                            Hillsdale College (2012)

Professional Experience

Instructor of Greek and Latin, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2016-)

Chair, Department of Humanities, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2016-)

Teaching Assistant, Bryn Mawr College (2014-2015)

Latin Instructor, Hillsdale Preparatory School (2010-2011)


"A Cognitive Linguistic Approach to Metaphorical Word Order in Latin."  In The Embodied Basis of Constructions in Greek and Latin. Eds. William Short and Egle Mocciaro. (under review, deGruyter, 2017)


Bryn Mawr College Arete Fellowship (2015-2016)

Bryn Mawr College Arete Fellowship (2012-2014) 

Papers and Presentations

"Post Longa et Tristia Dyaboli Bella: Allegory and the End of the Aeneid," 147th Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, Toronto, ON, January 2017.

"Shadows Cast by Candlelight: Visualizing the Spectacular in Senecan Tragedy," SLU Symposium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis, MO, June 2016.

"Immutantes Verba Dicamus: Allegory and Allusion in Aeneid XIII," KFLC Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2016.

"Allusion and Mimesis in the Tragedies of Seneca," CAAS-CW Fall 2015 Meeting, Session G: Re-appraising "Silver" Latin Texts, Wilmington, DE, October 2015.

"Geography and Bucolic Space in Milton's Epitaphium Damonis," KFLC Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2014.

"Nos Patriam Fugimus: The Loss of Poetic Memory in Eclogues 1 and 9," 143rd Meeting of the American Philological Association, Philadelphia, PA, January 2012.


Professional Memberships

The Society for Classical Studies

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States