Classical Traditions in English Literature
Philosophical Foundations of Literary Criticism
Classical Tragedy & Comedy
Roman Lyric Poetry
Director of Latin in Rome (1997-present)
BA (Philosophy and History): University of Rochester
MA (Classics): University of Rochester
PhD (Classics): State University of New York at Buffalo
Dissertation: "The Education of Socrates in Xenophon's Oeconomicus" (Ann Arbor: UMI, 1989).
ENG 1301: Literary Tradition I
ENG 1302: Literary Tradition II
ENG 2311: Literary Tradition III (Spring 2004)
ENG 2312: Literary Tradition IV (Spring 2005)
ENG 4362: Twentieth Century Literature (Fall 2005)
ENG 6333: Milton (Spring 2003)
ENG 6344: Tragedy & Comedy (Spring 2004)
ENG 6360: Literary Criticism and Theory (Fall 2004)
ENG 6375: Seventeenth Century Lyric
IPS 8341: Dante & Milton (with John Alvis)
Recent Courses in Classics
CLG 1301: Elementary Greek I (Fall 2005)
CLG 1302: Elementary Greek II (Fall 2005)
CLG 2311: Intermediate Greek (Fall 2004)
CLL 2312: Intermediate Latin II (Catullus & Virgil)
CLL 3332/5301 Cicero De Officiis (Spring 2005)
Davies, D.O. et al. Agnellus of Ravenna, Arethusa Monograph VIII, SUNY at Buffalo, (1981).
Davies, D.O. and Dowling, P. "Shrewd books, with dangerous Frontispieces': Areopagitica's
Motto," Milton Quarterly Vol. 20, no. 2 (May 1986).
"Ovidian Wit and Miltonic Translation" (Paradise Lost 4.467-71)
"A Spectacle of Innocence: Book IV of Paradise Lost"
"On such gentle acts as these": Milton's Sonnet VIII"
Michael Davis The Poetry of Philosophy: Aristotle's Poetics, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham : 1992, in the Review of Politics.