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David Davies, Ph.D.Dave Davies

Assistant Professor of English and Adjunct Professor of Classics
Location: Braniff Graduate Building 366
Office Phone: 972-721-5213


Classical Traditions in English Literature
Philosophical Foundations of Literary Criticism
Classical Tragedy & Comedy
Classical Epic
Roman Lyric Poetry
Founder and Director of Latin in Rome (1997-2006)


BA (Philosophy and History): University of Rochester
MA (Classics): University of Rochester
PhD (Classics): State University of New York at Buffalo

Recent Courses

in English
ENG 1301: Literary Tradition I
ENG 1302: Literary Tradition II
ENG 2311: Literary Tradition III
ENG 2312: Literary Tradition IV

ENG 3326: Early Modern Literature

ENG 4360: American Literature
ENG 4362: Twentieth Century Literature

ENG 6316: Pastoral Poetry
ENG 6333: Milton
ENG 6344: Tragedy & Comedy
ENG 6360: Literary Criticism and Theory
IPS 8341: Dante & Milton (with John Alvis)

in Classics
CLG 1301: Elementary Greek I
CLG 1302: Elementary Greek II
CLG 2311: Intermediate Greek

CLG 3325: Historians: Xenophon
CLL 2312: Intermediate Latin II (Catullus & Virgil)
CLL 3332/5301:  Cicero De Officiis

CLL 3334: St. Augustine: The Commentaries on Genesis



Dissertation Title

The Education of Socrates in Xenophon's Oeconomicus. (Ann Arbor: UMI, 1989).

Monographs and Articles

"Eve's First Words: Ovidian Wit, Platonic Self-Knowledge & Milton's Translations in Paradise Lost 4.440-491". Classical and Modern Literature Vol. 27 No. 2 (Winter 2008).

"Becoming Dear: A Gift of Nature and the Work Called Providence in the First Conversations of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost" (forthcoming).

Davies, D.O. et al. Agnellus of Ravenna, Arethusa Monograph VIII, SUNY at Buffalo, (1981).

Davies, D.O. and Dowling, P. "Shrewd books, with dangerous Frontispieces': Areopagitica's Motto," Milton Quarterly Vol. 20, no. 2 (May 1986).


"Michael Davis' The Poetry of Philosophy: Aristotle's Poetics,"  Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham : 1992, in the Review of Politics.

Work in Progress

Preliminaries to the Great Argument of Paradise Lost: A Study of the Rational Endowment of the Human Pair


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