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John F. Miller

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Classics
Office location and address
B007 Cocke Hall
20 South Lawn
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Biography

Latin and Greek I first learned in Jesuit institutions, at high school in Washington DC and Xavier University's classically-based H.A.B. Program. My graduate degrees were earned at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, first an M.A. in Comparative Literature, then the Ph.D. in Classics. I still feel a deep intellectual debt to the many fine teachers at UNC during that era, especially Brooks Otis, Agnes Michels, and Friedrich Solmsen. After a stint at Minnesota I came to the University of Virginia in 1984 and continue to find it a very stimulating place for classical studies—an added plus is that one can run outdoors in Charlottesville all twelve months. I was Editor of Classical Journal for seven years and served as president of CAMWS in 1999-2000, and am currently Vice President for Professional Matters of the Society for Classical Studies. From 1999 to 2014 I served as Chair of the Department of Classics.

AS-RELI Humanities Virtual World Consortium
Source: University Of California at Los Angeles
October 01, 2012 – September 30, 2015
HCC: III: Small Grant: Enabling the Use of Virtual Worlds for Research and Teaching in Archaeology
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
August 15, 2010 – July 31, 2013
Enabling a Digital Cultural Heritage Pipeline
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Computer & Info. Sciences
September 15, 2007 – June 30, 2013
LATI 1010: Elementary Latin I
Credits: 4
Beginning grammar, prose composition, and simple Latin readings. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 1020: Elementary Latin II
Credits: 4
Beginning grammar, prose composition, and simple Latin readings. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
CLAS 2040: Greek Mythology
Credits: 3
Introduces major themes of Greek mythological thought; surveys myths about the olympic pantheon and the legends of the heroes. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 3020: Catullus
Credits: 3
Selections from Carmina. Note: The prerequisite for LATI 3030 through LATI 3110 is LATI 2020, four years of high school Latin, or appropriate SAT score. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 3559: New Course in Latin
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of Latin. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 4090: Vergil Eclogues
Credits: 3
Study of the pastoral poetry of Vergil in its literary and historical contexts.
LATI 4559: New Course in Latin
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of Latin. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent Study in Latin. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 4998: Latin Distinguished Majors Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Independent research under direction of a faculty member leading to writing of a Distinguished Majors thesis or comparable project
LATI 4999: Latin Distinguished Majors Thesis Writing
Credits: 3
Writing of Distinguished Majors thesis or comparable project. Prerequisites: LATI 4998
LATI 5300: Latin Survey
Credits: 3
This course will consist of a selective survey of Latin Literature
LATI 5310: Latin Didactic Poetry
Credits: 3
This class combines Latin prose composition exercises and analysis of the writing of Cicero and other prose authors, with the goal of imitating accurately literary prose from the Late Republic. Textbook exercises will be combined with extended Latin translations of English prose. The course is supplemented by discussion of relevant topics (e.g., colometry; prose rhythm; verse composition).
LATI 5559: New Course in Latin
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of Latin. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
Independent Study in Latin. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
GREE 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.