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Timothy Phin

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Timothy Phin is a Roman historian and a specialist in Latin language and literature. He earned his B.A. in Ancient Studies from UMBC in 2004, and will complete his Ph.D. in Classics from the Johns Hopkins University in 2015. Tim’s research focuses on the intellectual and cultural history of the Roman empire. He is particularly interested in the formation of Roman identity, the frequent use of authorial personae in Latin literature, and the lives of women, children, slaves, cinaedi, and other marginals onthe edge of Roman society. Much of Tim’s work engages with prose authors like Quintilian, Pliny the Elder, and Tacitus, but he admits to being fondest of Martial’s piquant epigrams. Tim teaches courses on Roman and Greek history, Latin language and literature, mythology and the ancient imagination, children and childhood, gender and sexuality, and sport and spectacle in the ancient world. He was an Honors College faculty fellow from 2012-2014, and has taught for the Humanities Scholars Program. As a member of several Digital Humanities initiatives at UMBC, Tim presents frequently on the role of technology in the classroom. Tim is the father of two young, active sons, and so spends his time outside of the classroom chasing dragons, slaying bad dreams, and sharing his love of speculative fiction with the next generation.

Tim maintains an active online presence, and you can find him here, here, and sometimes here.

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