In Memoriam: Dr. Karl Maurer

In Memoriam: Dr. Karl Maurer

Associate Professor of Classics



 M.A. & Ph.D. in Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

A.B. in Classics, Dartmouth College.

Studied Literae Humaniores at Oriel College, Oxford (Reynolds Fellowship).

Academic Posts

University of Dallas (1998 to 2015): Assistant, then Associate Professor of Classics.

University of Pennsylvania (1988-1998): T.A., Instructor, Lecturer, in Classical Studies.

Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina (1985):

Instructor of English: Graduate Seminar in W. H. Auden.

English Institute, Mar del Plata, Argentina (1985): Seminar in Robert Frost.


Interpolation in Thucydides , Leiden: E.J. Brill (Mnemosyne Supplement 150), 1995.

Reviews of book (the links to Dover and Wilson require access to jstor): K.J. Dover, Journal of Hellenic Studies 117 (1997) 218-219; 

Simon Hornblower, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 7.1 (1996) 56-58 (online 95.12.11); 

Alexander Kleinlogel in Gnomon 70 (2000) 481-492; 

Pascal Payen in Revue de philologie 69 (1995) 344-346; 

Renzo Tosi, Athenaeum 85 (1997) 664-668; 

N.G. Wilson, Classical Review 111 (1997) 267-270.


"Greek and Roman Lyric", in The Prospect of Lyric, ed. Bainard and Louise Cowan, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture Press (2010).

"Notiora Fallaciora. Exact Non-Allusive Echoes in Latin Verse" in Carl Deroux (ed.), Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History: Tome XI, Collection Latomus 272 (Brussells, 2003) 121-156. 

"Thucydides 7.63.3 on the Sailors 'Considered Athenian'", in Oikistes: Studies in Constitutions, Colonies, and Military Power in the Ancient World. Offered in Honor of A. J. Graham, ed. Vanessa Gorman and Eric Robinson (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2002) 271-284. 

"Thucydides, Lorenzo Valla and Vat. lat. 1801," Latomus 58 (1999) 885-889 (on the MS tradition of Valla's Latin translation of Thucydides). 

"Gallus' Parthian Bow," Latomus 57 (Juillet-Septembre 1998) 578-588 (on Vergil and Parthia; on Vergil's self-repetitions). 

"Notes on Carlos German Belli," Plaza: Revista de Literatura 12 (Spring 1987) 39-46 (On the neoclassicism of a contemporary Peruvian poet).

Works in Progress

Verse translation of Vergil's Georgics with glossary & notes. 

Index of Pindaric Images

Verse translations from Jacob Balde with notes

Edition of Lorenzo Valla's Latin translation of Thucydides .



2018 Galbraith Lecture Explores 'Dante and Liturgical Time'

As we age, most of us ask ourselves, where has the time gone? Borrowing text from UD's Core curriculum, this spring semester's Galbraith Lecture will explore the difference between our own perception of time, and how the philosopher-poet Dante Alighieri viewed mankind's immortal clock, steeped in Scripture and in life.

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UD Presents: 'Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon and Layla Luna'

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition featuring two Dallas/Fort Worth area artists, Peter Ligon and Layla Luna, who articulate the architectural styling of dwelling spaces in their paintings. Both artists will give presentations at an opening reception on Friday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Art History Auditorium located in the Haggerty Art Village on the University of Dallas’ Irving campus.

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Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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