Dr. Tom Scanlon
Dr. Tom Scanlon received his Ph.D. in Classics at Ohio State University in 1978, and is the current Department Chair and Professor of Classics and Comparative Ancient Civilizations/Literature at the University of California. His teaching interests encompass most areas of Greek and Roman literature and culture, including courses on religion, gender, mythology, ancient sports, and most genres of Greek and Latin literature. He has taught graduate seminars on the Roman Historians, Thucydides, and Sallust. His research specializations include ancient Greek and Roman historical writing, Greek and Roman Sports, Gender and Sexuality, and Religion in the ancient world. He is a participant in the Tri-Campus Graduate Program in Classics (UCI, UCR, UCSD). Dr. Scanlon is the author or editor of publications such as Oxford Readings in Sport in the Greek and Roman Worlds and Eros and Greek Athletics. Ancient authors he would want to bring along if he were stranded on a deserted island include (in alphabetical order): Aristophanes, Catullus, Euripides, Herodotus, Homer, Plato, Sallust, Sappho, Sophocles, Thucydides, Vergil. On second thought ... he'll take his iPad.