Ombretta Frau, Chair and Professor of Classics and Italian, Chair of Theatre Arts Steering Committee
Professor of Italian, Department of Classics & Italian Chair, Theatre Arts Steering Committee

Ombretta Frau's scholarly interests include Luigi Pirandello, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Italian journals, modern philology, and women writers. Frau teaches both language and literature courses, including Sorelle di penna; Literature and Fascism; Liars, Pranksters and Jesters on the Italian Stage; and Travellers in Modern Italian Literature. Her classes incorporate many pedagogical tools, including film and music, and she believes in creating a relaxed and friendly classroom atmosphere that encourages communication.

207 Ciruti Center
Classics and Italian: W 2:00-4:00pm, Theatre: T 2:00-5:00pm or by appointment
Associate Professor of Classics
138 Porter
T 2:30-3:30pm; Th 9:00am-10:00am or by appointment
Professor of Classics, on leave Spring 2016

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."

140 Porter Hall
By appointment only

Mark Landon

Visiting Lecturer
139 Porter
M,W,F 8:30-9:45am; T 9:30am-1:30pm; F 11:00am-12:00pm
Professor of Classics, Dean of Studies, Director of First-Year Seminar Program

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.

137 Porter Hall
T 8:30-10:00am; W,F 10:00-11:00am or by appointment