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Dr. David SweetDr. David Sweet

Associate Professor of Classics

Carpenter Hall, 215
Office Phone: 972-721-5288
Fax: 972-721-4088
dsweet@udallas.edu

 

Teaching Fields and Research Interests

Greek Epic and Tragedy, Herodotus, Plato

Latin Poetry (Catullus, Vergil, Horace, Juvenal), Cicero

 

Degree(s)/Education

A.B.(English), Harvard College

M.A.(English), University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D.(Classics), University of California, Berkeley

 

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Classics, University of Dallas, 2004-present

Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Dallas, l979-2004

Lecturer in Classics, University of California at Berkeley, l975-78

Instructor in Classics, Ohio State University, l970-74

 

Other Positions

Dean, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts (2001-2013)

Director, Institute of Philosophic Studies (2001-2013)

Director, Graduate Program in Humanities (l985-92, 1994-2013)

Chairman, Classics Department (2000-01, 2012-present)

Director, Classics Program (l987-92)

 

Articles and Essays

 

"Some Principles at Work in Hesiod's Theogony." Expositions, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities. Vol.6, No. 1 (2012), 90-97. Expositions is a journal published by the Villanova Center for Liberal Education.  http://expositions.journals.villanova.edu/issue/view/103

“The Noose of Words in Herodotus’ Persians and Euripides’ Hippolytus,” a talk given at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, December 1, 2007

"Catullus 65: Grief and Poetry," Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History, v.XIII, Editions Latomus; Brussels (2006) 87-96

“Conscience and Co-Knowledge in Hamlet and Classical Antiquity,” a talk given at the annual meeting of the Association of Core Texts and Courses, in Vancouver, April 8, 2005

"Catullus 11: a Study in Perspective," Latomus, Revue d'Études Latines 46 (l987) 510-526

"Plato's Greater Hippias," a translation with notes and an interpretive essay included in The Roots of Political Philosophy: Ten Forgotten Socratic Dialogues, Thomas L. Pangle (ed.), Cornell U.P., l987

"Juvenal's Satire 4: Poetic Uses of Indirection," California Studies in Classical Antiquity 12 (l979) 283-303

 

Links

“The Noose of Words in Herodotus’ Persians and Euripides’ Hippolytus,”

“Conscience and Co-Knowledge in Hamlet and Classical Antiquity,”

"Why We Study Foreign Languages" [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 160.47 KB]

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