Fordham University



Matthew M. McGowan. Associate Professor of Classics. AB, College of the Holy Cross; PhD, New York University.
Department of Classical Languages & Civilization, Fordham University


Fordham University
441 E. Fordham Road
Faculty Memorial Hall 428D
Bronx, New York  10458



(718) 817-3031


(718) 817-0875

Subjects Taught:

Greek & Latin Literature



I'm interested Latin literature, ancient scholarship, and the classical tradition and have published on a range of authors and topics from Vergil & Ovid to Renaissance Latin and teaching the Classics. My first book, Ovid in ExilePower and Poetic Redress in the Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto, appeared in 2009 with Brill, and I have recently begun work on a book-length survey of the history of Latin lexicography or the art of dictionary writing in ancient Rome.
I teach a wide range of courses, from classical myth & advanced Greek to Roman elegy & Latin prose composition, and have recently lectured on Lucretius, Cicero, Tibullus, and Seneca. I am now serving as President of the NY Classical Club (, whose mission it is to promote the study of classical antiquity in the NY metropolitan area.

Current Interests and Research:


Recent Publications:

Books in Print:
  • Ovid in Exile: Power and Poetic Redress in the Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto (Brill 2009).

Journal and Ejournal Articles:
  • "Teaching Ovid from Tomis".



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