Charles McNelis

Charles McNelis is Faculty Director of Graduate Liberal Studies and Professor of Classics at Georgetown University.

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He has been a member of the faculty since 2002. He teaches Latin at all levels, as well as a range of courses on ancient Greek and Latin literature and culture. His research focuses on the connections between Greek and Latin literatures, particularly in the genre of epic poetry. He is the author of 'Statius’ Thebaid and the Poetics of Civil War’ (Cambridge, 2007) and ‘The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study’ (Oxford, 2016; with A. Sens). He is currently working on a commentary on Statius’ Achilleid, a poem which takes as its subject Achilles, the greatest Greek hero. He received his undergraduate degree in Classics from Columbia University, his masters from the University of Toronto, and his PhD from the University of California Los Angeles.