Denis Feeney

Giger Professor of Latin; Professor of Classics; Behrman Professor in the Humanities Council

Denis Feeney
Denis Feeney

(609) 258–7060


145 East Pyne Building


A past Chair of the Humanities Council, Denis Feeney works on Latin literature and on Roman culture more broadly, including especially Roman religion and time.

His latest book, Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature (2016), describes how the cultural flourishing that ultimately produced the Aeneid, the Metamorphoses, and other Latin classics was one of the strangest events in history.

In Spring 2020, he began a three-year term as a Behrman Professor in the Humanities. He directed the Humanities Sequence in 2020-2021 and will be co-teaching with Wendy Heller the Capstone Seminar, Abandoned Women, in the fall of 2021.

See full bio on the Classics website.

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