Seth Holm

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Seth Holm

Seth Holm

Visiting Assistant Professor of the Classics
Classics, 21C Lawrence Hall
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BA University of Massachusetts, Boston, May 2002; MA Boston College, May 2004; PhD Boston University, January 2013


Honeyed Cups: Latent Didacticism in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura


Latin poetry, esp. Lucretius, the rhetoric of popular science, Presocratic and Epicurean philosophy, rhetoric and its reception, Greek tragedy and epic.


2013. “The Specter of Tantalus: Didactic Latency in De Rerum Natura.” Transactions of the American Philological Association 143: 383-401.

2012. “Dipping Bronze: New Support for an Old Reading of Agamemnon 612.” Classical Quarterly 62: 486-495.

Teaching Experience

Colgate University, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013-2014

Classics 225: Poets, Lovers, & Monsters

Classics 221: The Epic Voice and its Echoes

Latin 201: Intermediate Latin, Prose

Latin 122: Elementary Latin II

Greek 121: Elementary Classical Greek I

Tufts University, Lecturer, 2012-2013

Classics 031: Classics of Greece

Classics 032: Classics of Rome

Classics 184: Persuasive Speech in Classical Literature

Lat 0002: Elementary Latin II

Latin 0003: Intermediate Latin, Prose