People

Faculty

Bruce M. Arnold

Chair of Classics and Italian; Associate Professor of Classics
Bruce M. Arnold

Bettina Bergmann

Helene Phillips Herzig ’49 Professor of Art History

Bettina Bergmann teaches courses in Greek and Roman art and modern collecting and museum practices. Her research focuses on the relations among ancient Roman architecture, gardens, painting and literature. Bergmann uses three-dimensional models to suggest how fragments in museums appeared in their original contexts. A current project explores representations of the world in Roman art.

Bettina Bergman

Paula Debnar

Professor of Classics

In addition to teaching Greek and Latin language and literature at all levels, Paula Debnar offers a variety of courses on the ancient Mediterranean taught in English, including "Gods and Mortals: Myth in Ancient Art and Literature," "Athenian Democracy," and writing intensive first-year seminars on the ancient Greek world, such as "Homer's Iliad: A Big Fat Ancient Greek War?" and "Socratic Questions."

Paula Debnar

Mark Landon

Language Instructor in Classics

Mark Landon's interests range from classical languages and literature to the archaeology of the Greek and Roman world. He once spent several months exploring the subterranean water tunnels beneath the ruins of ancient Corinth, a task that required many flashlight batteries and a high level of tolerance for the company of bats. Since 2000 he has been a visiting professor at Mount Holyoke, where he describes himself as the academic equivalent of an annoying dinner guest who never goes home.

Mark Landon

Geoffrey S. Sumi

Professor of Classics

Geoffrey Sumi teaches Greek and Latin at all levels, while his interest in the political and social history of the ancient world is reflected in the courses he teaches in translation: The Roman Empire; Sport, Society, and Politics in the Roman World; and From Hoplites to Legions: Warfare in the Greek and Roman World.

Geoffrey S. Sumi

Staff

Denise Falk

Academic Department Coordinator
Denise Falk