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I am a philologist with a broad interest in Greek and Latin poetics, rhetoric and philosophy. In the past five years I have published on Lucretius, Vergil, Horace, and Greco-Roman rhetorical theory, mainly focusing on the intersection between poetry and philosophy and on the connection between literature and ethics. I have also been working on a book devoted to Greco-Roman exhortations to philosophy and to the question that these works raise — the question of the proper goal of education. Starting from the paradigmatic Socratic argument that promotes well-being as the ultimate ethical and educational goal, the book traces the history of the idea from Plato to Boethius. The aim of this project and the work I intend to do in the future is to deepen the background against which our current, modern dialogue on the goals of education takes place.
- Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006 (Classical Philology).
- M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2001 (Classical Philology).
- B.A., University of Belgrade, Belgrade, 1995 (Classical Philology).
· Greek and Roman Education
· Greek and Roman Rhetoric and Literary Criticism
· Greek and Roman Philosophy
· Republican and Augustan Latin Poetry
- The Rhetoric of Explanation in Lucretius’De rerum natura, Mnemosyne Suppl.
294, Leiden, E. J. Brill 2008
Articles & Book Chapters
- “Hyperbaton in the Greek Literary Sentence” GRBS 46.2 (2006) 127–46
- “Lucretius 1.471-7: Tragic Flames in DRN” Mnemosyne 61.4 (2008) 647–50
- “Lucretius 1.638-44: A New Facet and an Old Problem” Mnemosyne 62.1 (2009) 100–103
- “Horace, Odes 3.7.21: Scopulis surdior Icari,” CQ 60.2 (2010) 659–61
- “Lucretius 3.978–1023 and the Hellenistic Philosophical Polemics against the Grammarians,” ICS 35–36 (2010–11) 143–54
- “Vitia elocutionis: Style and Medicine,” Papers on rhetoric XII 14 (2014) 145–155
- “Vergil’s Empedoclean Universe,” LucInter 43 (2014) 67–90
- “Empedocles in the Aetna?” LucInter 44 (2015) 77–91
- “Polemics in Translation: Lucretius.” In Sh. Weisser and N. Thaler (eds.), Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy, Leiden, Brill 2016, 150–165.
- M. Garani. Empedocles rediuiuus: Poetry and Analogy in Lucretius. New York/London: Routledge 2007. In JRS 100 (2010) 287
Experience & Service
- 2007-2009, Visiting Assistant Professor , Temple University, Philadelphia.