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

Our Kids at Heart: The Evangelizing Power of Catholic Education

"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.

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Junior Computer Science Major Interns at Google

This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.

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Distinguished Alumni Excel in Human Endeavor

The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.

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