Dr. Tyler T. Travillian

Dr. Tyler T. Travillian

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Office Location: Carpenter Hall
Office Phone: 972-721-5368
Fax: 972-721-4088
ttravillian@udallas.edu

Expertise

Historical Linguistics
Horace
Latin and Greek Grammar
Ovid
Palaeography
Pindar
Poetics and the Art of Translation
Textual Criticism
Assistant Director of the University of Dallas Latin in Rome Program (2005-2007)

Education

PhD (Classics): Boston Univeristy (2011)
Diploma in Greek Palaeography: Lincoln College, Oxford (2008)
MA (Classics): Boston University (2006)
BA (Classics-Latin and Classics-Greek): University of Dallas (2005)
Honors and Awards
American Academy in Rome
The Arthur Ross Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in Classical Studies (2011)

Boston University
Graduate Writing Fellowship (2009-2010)
Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award (2008-2009)
Robert Fitzgerald Translation Price (2008)
Presidential University Graduate Fellowship (2005-2006)

University of Dallas
Fr. Placid Award (2005)
Phi Beta Kappa (2004)

 

Recent Courses at Boston University

Freshman Composition (Truth in Lies: The Writing of History) Fall 2009
Greek: Intermediate Prose (Summer 2010, Summer 2009)
Beginning Latin (Fall 2008, Summer 2007)
Latin: Intermediate Prose (Summer 2008)

 

Recent Courses at Suffolk University

Intermediate Greek I (Spring 2009)
Scholarship & Work in Progress

 

Dissertation

"Social and Literary-Historical Studies on the Corpus Priapeorum"

 

Publications

"The State of the American University System." Special Issue on Universittskulturen in Deutschland und Amerika/ University Cultures in Germany and the United States, Bildung und Erziehung, vol. 65 (2012). (forthcoming)

Horace Odes 3.1-3-2: Carmen or Carmina? (forthcoming, Latomus)

 

Reviews

Antonio Beccadelli: The Hermaphrodite by Holt Paker. (2010). International Journal for the Classical Tradition. (forthcoming)

 

Works in Progress

Dating the Corpus Priapeorum (in progress)

"From Dike to Nomos:  Concepts of 'Justice' in Aeschylus' Oresteia" (in progress)

"Jakob Balde's Dissertatio de Studio Poetico, translation and commentary" (in progress)

 

Invited Talks

"Echoes from Antiquity, or the History of a Text" (12 April 2011), presented at University of Dallas Rome Campus

"The Translation of Poetry" (18 February 2005) presented as part of a panel on "The Nature of Translation" for the Divinity-School.com

"Pindar's Isthmian 7" (Spring 2004) presented to the American foundation for Greek Language and Culture

News

UD Earns Recognition Among America's Best Liberal Arts Colleges

The University of Dallas has been recognized in the 2017-18 Colleges of Distinction Guidebook for the eighth consecutive year among nearly 400 of America's best liberal arts institutions. The annual college guidebook featured the university for having one of the nation's most vibrant college communities and named UD as one of three Catholic Colleges of Distinction in Texas.

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Endowment Honors Father, Helps Students Go to Rome

Charles T. Uhl, who worked in UD's IT Department, sent four of his five children to UD and to Rome. When their father passed away, the Uhl children, along with their mother, Nancy, set up a scholarship fund in his name to enable more students to be able to afford Rome each semester.

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Iraqi Couple Will Use UD Education to Enrich, Preserve Culture

They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.

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