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Vincent E. Tomasso
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2559 Office Location: Seabury Hall T-212
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Trinity College faculty member since 2016
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Stanford Univ.
B.A., Univ. of Washington

Vincent Tomasso received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 2010 and his B.A. from the University of Washington in 2004. His research centers two aspects of the ancient world: ancient Greek poetry and the reception of antiquity by later cultures. He has written on Homer as well as on modern media, including literature, film, and comics. His current research focuses on the motif of ancient Greek gods dying as it appears in both ancient and modern cultures.

Dr. Tomasso's interest in understanding how the past and the present relate to one another has informed his approaches to teaching the languages and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean as both foreign and familiar to us now. Studying them allows us to understand our past as well as our present.