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

University Welcomes Leading Catholic Intellectual to Campus

On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.

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Recent DBA Alumnus Begins Tenure-Track Position at UNI

Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.

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Longtime Campus Safety Officer Sworn In to UDPD

Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.

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