Stephen Smith

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Classical & Near Eastern Studies
245 Nich Hall

216 Pillsbury Dr SE


I am Latin and Greek Language Coordinator for CNES, which means I teach beginning and intermediate Latin and Greek as well as coordinate other sections of those courses and supervise the graduate instructors. I also work with Latin and Greek teachers (and others) around Minnesota and Wisconsin to promote the study of Latin and Greek.

My scholarly interests lie mostly in Augustan Latin authors, including Vergil (the subject of my dissertation and ongoing research), Livy, and Tibullus. I am also interested in Latin and Greek pedagogy.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Classics, University of Virginia, 1996.
  • M.A.: Classics, University of Virginia, 1991.
  • B.S.: Mathematics, Virginia Tech, 1986.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Augustan Latin literature
  • Latin and Greek pedagogy
Courses Taught
  • Beginning Classical Greek
  • Beginning Latin
  • Intermediate Latin Prose
  • Intermediate Latin Poetry
  • World of Rome
  • Intermediate Greek Prose
  • Intermediate Greek Poetry
  • Advanced Latin (Livy)
  • Advanced Greek (Plato's Republic)
  • Advanced Greek (Herodotus)
  • Classical Epic in Translation
  • Greek and Roman Mythology
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • CLA Committee on Second Language Education: 2002 - present
  • College in the Schools, Faculty Coordinator for Latin and Greek: 2003 - present
  • President, Classical Association of Minnesota: 2005 - 2007
  • State Vice President, Classical Association of the Middle West and South: 2003 - 2005
  • Smith, Stephen. "Brutus as an Earthborn Founder of Rome (Livy 1.56)." Mnemosyne 60 (2007): 285-93.
  • Smith, Stephen. "Remembering the Enemy: Narrative, Focalization, and Vergil's Portrait of Achilles." Transactions of the American Philological Association 129 (1999): 225-62.
  • CLA Work Group Outstanding Service Award, 2003 - 2004
  • Council of Graduate Students Outstanding Faculty Award, 2012 - 2013