Classical Connections Public Lecture: Dr Mathias Hanses (Penn State) "Black Cicero: (Re-)Reading De Senectute with W. E. B. Du Bois"
Dr Mathias Hanses (Penn State)
"Black Cicero: (Re-)Reading De Senectute with W. E. B. Du Bois"
Dr Mathias Hanses is Assistant Professor of Classics and Mediterranean Studies at Penn State University. Trained as both a Classicists and an Americanist, his research covers various fields of Greek and Latin literature (especially Roman comedy and its reception and Greek and Latin wordplay) and of Classical Reception, especially Black Classicism. In this area, he has been exploring W. E. B. Du Bois’s engagement with Roman Republican literature and the Classicism of Juan Latino, a former slave and professor of Latin in early modern Spain.