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Dr. Luca D'Anselmi

Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin

• Phone: (610) 785-6217

• E-mail: ldanselmi@scs.edu

Luca D’Anselmi, Ph.D. joined the faculty of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2016, with interests in Latin poetry, classical reception, and the history of liberal education. He regularly teaches Latin, Greek, and the Humanities in the College Seminary and MAPS programs. He received his B.A. in Latin from Hillsdale College in 2012, his M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 2014, and his Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College in 2021 with a dissertation entitled “Inimitabilem Maronis maiestatem assequi: The Neo-Latin Supplements to Vergil’s Aeneid, 1400-1700.”
EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. (Greek, Latin, Classical Studies) Bryn Mawr College (2021)
  • M.A. (Greek, Latin, Classical Studies) Bryn Mawr College (2014)
  • B.A. (Latin) Hillsdale College (2012)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2021-)
  • Chair, Department of Humanities, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2016-)
  • Instructor of Greek and Latin, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (2016-2021)
  • Teaching Assistant, Bryn Mawr College (2014-2015)
  • Latin Instructor, Hillsdale Preparatory School (2010-2011)
PUBLICATIONS
  • “Metaphorical Word Order in Latin.” In The Embodied Basis of Constructions in Greek and Latin. Eds. William Μ. Short and Egle Mocciaro (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2020), 245-270.
PRESENTATIONS
  • “Disciplinae liberales virum bonum non faciunt: Seneca in the Metalogicon of John of Salisbury,” SLU Symposium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis, MO, June 2019.
  • “Honorius Augustodunensis, Augustine, and the Liberal Arts as Via ad Sapientiam,” SLU Symposium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis, MO, June 2018.
  • “Continuing the Aeneid: Dramatic Structure and Characterization in the Exequiae Turni,” KFLC Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2018.
  • “Wisdom and Excessive Knowledge: Seneca’s Critique of the Liberal Arts,” BMC Symposium, Nothing in Moderation: Ancient to Contemporary Perspectives on Excess, Bryn Mawr, PA, November 2017.
  • “Seneca and the Art of Forgetting,” Panel: Seneca and the Stoic Approach to Sadness. SLU Symposium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis, MO, June 2017.
  • "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.
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FELLOWSHIPS

  • Bryn Mawr College Arete Fellowship (2015-2016)
  • Bryn Mawr College Arete Fellowship (2012-2014) 

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