Mike Pope

Associate Professor, Comparative Arts & Letters

3043 JFSB

8014221988

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

There is nothing I enjoy more about my job than reading ancient poetry with students, whether in English translation or in Greek and Latin. When we read verse in conversation together, it comes alive.

Research

I am interested in two distinct areas. When I work on Greco-Roman things, I focus on the Latin epic poet and Epicurean philosopher Lucretius. When I write on early Christian literature, I do research on the infancy and passion narratives in the Gospel of Luke.

Selected Publications

Some recent publications include:

“Extraction and Emission Language in Luke 8:45.” Novum Testamentum 61 (Forthcoming in 2021).

“Bodies Piled High: Lucretius, Lucan, and the Un/Natural Costs of Civil War.” Classical Philology (2020): 209-26.

“Emotions, Pre-emotions, and Jesus’ Comportment in Luke 22:39–42.” Novum Testamentum 62 (2019): 25-43.

“Luke’s Seminal Annunciation: An Embryological Reading of Mary’s Conception.” Journal of Biblical Literature 138 (2019): 793-809.

“Embryology, Female Semina, and Male Vincibility in De Rerum Natura.” Classical Quarterly 69 (2019): 229-45.

Service

Though I consider other assignments important, my primary concern is the well-being and success of my students, those I teach in large courses and those I mentor more directly.

Citizenship assignments

Inviting and hosting our department’s annual Clark Lecture in Classics, a lectureship that has been held by many esteemed scholars of the classical world.