Vincent Tomasso

Vincent Tomasso

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
Office: West 301A

  • Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Presentations

Basic Information


  • Ph.D. – Stanford University (2010)
  • B.A. – University of Washington (2004)

Courses Taught

  • 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

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Awards & Honors

  • May Bumby Severy, Class of 1908, Award , 2015
  • 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)
  • Chapter “Classical Antiquity and Western Identity in Battlestar Galactica” in the book Classical Traditions in Science Fiction. Oxford University Press.
  • “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.


Areas of Interest

  • Archaic Greek poetry
  • Imperial Greek literature
  • Reception

Professional/Scholarly Affiliations

  • 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.