Thursday, September 23, 2010

Classics professor finds niche with obscure poet Fortunatus

Associate Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature Joseph Pucci remembers a grad school professor joking, "If anyone wants to make a name for him or herself" in the field of classics, "Fortunatus is the poet you want to study." Years later, Pucci is now offering what he believes is the only class in the world focusing exclusively on Fortunatus, a medieval Latin poet.

This is Pucci's third semester offering the class, which he also taught in 2005 and 2008. He hopes to make it a regular part of Brown's classics curriculum.

"I will offer it regularly as an advanced Latin class," he said, adding that he now has 28 students enrolled, which is "exciting."

Click here to read this article from The Brown Daily Herald