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

Senior Story 2020: For Bio Major, UD's Value Transcends Science

When it came time for Ana Henriquez, BA '20 and Class of 2020 valedictorian, to pick a college, she knew she wanted a small, Catholic, liberal arts university that offered both biology and Latin. That sounds like UD in a nutshell, and she thought so too. In the spring of her senior year of high school at The Atonement Academy in San Antonio, as she approached UD's campus for her last visit, she knew she would spend the next four years there and shouted to her mom, "Look, that's my tower! That's my home!"

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Senior Story 2020: Legacy Physics Major Soars Toward Aerospace

Given his strong UD legacy, Bill Bennett, BS '20, was practically destined to attend the University of Dallas. Stories about UD's Rome Program and rugby were essential aspects of Bennett's childhood given that both of his parents, as well as many extended relatives, are UD alumni. But while UD was in his blood, he ultimately chose UD because he wanted both a liberal arts education and a degree in physics, and he knew UD was the best place to combine the two.

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Senior Story 2020: Business Major Pursues Cybersecurity

It is not uncommon for the University of Dallas (UD) and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) to get confused, and Adella Klinte, BA '20, was unfortunately subject to that confusion. When she applied to UD, Klinte thought she was applying to UTD. Crazy though it may seem, Klinte thinks it was God's plan all along.

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