Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
Office: West 301A
- Basic Information
- Awards & Honors
- Areas of Interest
- Professional Affiliations
- Ph.D. – Stanford University (2010)
- B.A. – University of Washington (2004)
- Greek 320: Homer
- Latin 320: Catullus
- Latin 320: Readings in Latin Literature (2x)
- Classical Studies 130: Ancient Greece on Film and Television (2x)
- Classical Studies 175: First Year Seminar: Heroes Then and Now
- Classical Studies 200/Art 270.02/History 200: Roman Civilization
- Classical Studies 200.01/Art 270/02/History 200: Greek Art and Archaeology
- Classical Studies 200.02/Art 270.02/History 200.04: Roman Art and Archaeology
- Classical Studies 220: Mythology
Personal Website: http://www.vincetomasso.com
Awards & Honors
- ACM-Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Classics, Ripon College, 2010-2012
- “The Narrative Mechanics of the Multiform Proems to the Iliad.” In progress. (article)
- “Loose Ends: the Telegony and the Odyssey.” In progress. (article)
- Engaging the Homeric Past in Imperial Greek Poetry. In progress. (monograph)
- “The Twilight of the Greek Gods.” In progress (book chapter).
- “The Fast and the Furious: the Reception of Homer in Triphiodorus‘ Capture of Troy.” In Brill’s Companion to the Greek and Roman Epyllion. Edd. Manuel Baumbach and Silvio Bär. Brill 2012. pp. 371-409.
- “Classical Antiquity and Western Identity in Battlestar Galactica.” In Science Fiction and the Classics. Edd. Brett Rogers and Benjamin Stevens. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.
- “Gorgo at the Limits of Liberation in Zack Snyder’s 300.” In Screening Love and Sex in the Ancient World. Ed. Monica S. Cyrino. Palgrave Macmillan 2013. pp. 113-126.
- Review of Hero to Zero, Zero to Hero. Edd. L. Langwerf and C. Ryan. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.12.42.
- “Hard-Boiled Hot Gates: Making the Classical Past Other in Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Big Fat Kill.” In Classics and Comics. Edd. C. W. Marshall and George Kovacs. Oxford University Press 2011. pp. 145-58.
- Review of Quintus Smyrnaeus: Transforming Homer in Second Sophistic Epic. Edd. M. Baumbach and S. Bär. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.09.58.
- Chapter “Classical Antiquity and Western Identity in Battlestar Galactica” in the book Classical Traditions in Science Fiction. Oxford University Press.
Areas of Interest
- Archaic Greek poetry
- Imperial Greek literature
- American Philological Association
- Classical Association of the Middle, West, and South
- Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers
- Presentation about the engagement of the Disney movie “Hercules” with classical antiquity at the University of Kentucky. April 2015.