Daniel J. Crosby

Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin

• Phone: 610-785-6549

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Daniel J. Crosby, Ph.D. joined the faculty of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2020 as an adjunct professor of Latin and Greek in the Department of Humanities. He currently teaches Latin, Greek, and the Humanities in the College Seminary. He received his B.A. in History and Classics from Fresno Pacific University in 2010, his M.A. degrees in Classics from both Fresno Pacific University in 2013 and Bryn Mawr College in 2017, and his Ph.D. in Greek, Latin & Classical Studies from Bryn Mawr College in 2020 with a dissertation titled “The ‘Oracular Tale’ and the Oracles of the Greeks: Storytelling, Conjecture, and Oracular Ambiguity in Herodotus’ Histories and its Historical and Cultural Context.”
  • Ph.D. (Greek, Latin & Classical Studies) Bryn Mawr College (2020)
  • M.A. (Greek, Latin & Classical Studies) Bryn Mawr College (2017)
  • M.A. (Classics) Fresno Pacific University (2013)
  • B.A. (History and Classics) Fresno Pacific University (2010)
  • Assistant Professor of Latin and Greek, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2022–)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin and Greek, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2021–2022)
  • Adjunct Professor of Latin, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2020–2021)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania (Spring 2019)
  • Adjunct Instructor of Greek, Bryn Mawr College (Fall 2018)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania (Spring 2018)
  • Teaching Assistant, Bryn Mawr College (2016–2017)
  • Adjunct Instructor of History, Fresno Pacific University (Spring 2011, 2013–2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, Fresno Pacific University (2010–2011)
  • “Croesus at Dodona: The Test of Oracles in the Oracular Context.” Histos 16 (2022).
  • “Remembering Quinctilius Varus: Opposing Perspectives on the Memory and Memorialization of the Failed General in the Annales of Tacitus.” In Military Leadership from Ancient Greece to Byzantium: The Art of Generalship, edited by Richard Evans and Shaun Tougher, 116–138. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022.
  • "The ‘Oracular Tale’ and Audience Expectation: Reading for Fulfillment in Herodotus’ Histories. In Perspectivas sobre la manipulación de expectativas en la poesía griega, edited by Alejandro Abritta and Luisina Abrach, 179–208. Neuquén, Argentina: EDUCO—Universidad Nacional del Comahue, 2021.
  • "Review of Vincent Hunink, Acta Martyrum Scillitanorum: A Literary Commentary.” Submitted to Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2021.07.23).
  • “Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini: Oratio in laudem rei publicae Venetorum (1459): A Hypertext Latin Critical Edition and English Translation.” In The Philological Museum. University of Birmingham (2019).
  • “Review of Jan N. Bremmer, Maidens, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays I.” Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2018.06.34).
  • “‘Arrows Fletched from Our Own Wings’: Discovering a ‘Delphi of the Mind’ in the Writings of the Early Church Fathers.” In Prophets and Profits: Ancient Divination and its Reception, edited by Richard Evans, 114–129. Oxford: Routledge, 2017.
  • “The Case for Another Son of P. Quinctilius Varus: A Reexamination of the Textual and Scholarly Traditions around Joseph. BJ 2.68 and AJ 17.288.” Journal of Ancient History 4, no. 1 (June 2016): 113–129.
  • W. Marshall Johnston and Daniel J. Crosby, ed. A Dangerous Mind: In Celebration of the Ideas of Delbert L. Wiens. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2015.
  • “Engaging with Digital Humanities: Becoming Productive Scholars of the Humanities in a Digital Age.” Pacific Journal 10 (2015): 51–64.
  • “Harpists, Flute-Players, and the Early Musical Contests at Delphi.” Pacific Journal 8 (2013): 8–27.
  • “Croesus at Dodona: The Test of Oracles in the Oracular Context.” Paper Presentation, Bryn Mawr Classics Colloquium, Bryn Mawr College, March 26, 2021. Also presented for the Herodotus Helpline, October 28, 2020.
  • “The ‘New Song’ of Eunomos: Dragons and Materiality in the Protrepticus of Clement of Alexandria.” Paper Presentation, XVIII. International Conference on Patristic Studies, University of Oxford, August 20, 2019.
  • “Remembering Quinctilius Varus: Opposing Perspectives on the Memory and Memorialization of the Failed General in the Annales of Tacitus.” Paper Presentation, Monuments and Memory: Contesting Identity in the Classical Landscape, University of California, Berkeley, April 21, 2018.
  • “The Delphic Oracle and the Cause of the Persian Wars in Herodotus’ Histories.” Paper Presentation, Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art, Bryn Mawr College, December 14, 2017.
  • “Making a Mark: Provenance in Fifteenth-Century Printed Books.” Lecture, Friday Finds, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, November 11, 2016.
  • “‘Arrows Fletched from Our Own Wings’: The Early Church Fathers and the ‘Delphi of the Mind.’” Paper Presentation, Prophets and Profits: Ancient Prophecy and Divination and its Reception, 16th University of South Africa (UNISA) Classics Colloquium/Classical Reception Annual Colloquium (CRAC), Pretoria, South Africa, July 31, 2015.
  • “Einhard: A Renaissance of Literature in the Ninth Century.” Paper Presentation, Alpha Chi National Convention, San Diego, CA, April 1, 2011.
  • “Greek Historical Tradition by Any Other Name.” Paper Presentation, Alpha Chi National Convention, Indianapolis, IN, April 2, 2009.

External Fellowships and Scholarships

Medical Humanities Fellowship, Collegium Institute, University of Pennsylvania: Spring 2021

Graduate Scholarship, Alpha Chi National Honor Society Region VII: 2015–16

Joseph E. Pryor Graduate Fellowship, Alpha Chi National Honor Society: 2011–12

Internal Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships

Dean’s Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College: 2020–21

Marguerite N. Farley Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College: 2019–20

Areté Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College: 2018–19

Bryne-Rubel Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College: 2017–18

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College: 2015–16

Graduate Grant, Fresno Pacific University: Fall 2010; Spring, Summer, and Fall 2012

Social Science Division Scholarship, Fresno Pacific University: 2009–10

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