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Tom Falkner

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Ph. D. University at Buffalo (SUNY), Classics
M.A. University at Buffalo (SUNY), Classics
American Academy in Rome (graduate course work)
B.A. Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY), Magna Cum Laude, Classics

Research Interests

Current interests are on the literary nature of Plato’s dialogues and their relationship to Greek tragedy.

Recent Courses

  • ‘Greek and Roman Philosophy’
  • ‘Plato’s Search for Knowledge’,
  • Philosophy and Literature’
  • ‘Great Works’ (Honors)
  • ‘Greece: Myths, Monks, Monuments’ (Jan Term in Greece)

Selected Publications

In addition to articles, books include:

  • Contextualizing Classics: Ideology, Performance, Dialogue, ed. with D. Konstan and N. Felson, Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.
  • The Poetics of Old Age in Greek Epic, Lyric, and Tragedy, University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.
  • Old Age in Greek and Latin Literature, ed. with Judith de Luce, SUNY Press, 1989.
  • Euripides' Orestes, Bryn Mawr Commentaries, 1984.

Clubs and community involvement

  • Chamber Music on the Hill (member of Board)
  • Mount Washington Preservation Trust (environmental group in Baltimore)
Tom Falkner

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