John E. Esposito

Lecturer (Greek Poetry, Intellectual History)
Email: jeesposi@uncg.edu
Office: 1112 MHRA
Phone: no direct line; leave message on general office phone: 336-334-5214
At UNCG Since: 2017


Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – 2015
M.A.  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – 2008
B.A., magna cum laude,  New York University – 2004

Research Interests

Dr. Esposito’s research focuses on Greek epic, military and intellectual history, psychology in ancient literature, and leadership in the ancient world. He is particularly interested in collaborative and interdisciplinary pedagogies and regularly serves as contributing faculty at the Sunoikisis consortium at the Center for Hellenic Studies. He is currently revising his dissertation into a book on hetaireia (warrior-companionship) in Homer.

Selected Publications

  • “Who kills Turnus? ‘Pallas’ and what Aeneas sees, says and does in Aeneid 12.939-952.” Classical Journal 111.4 (April-May 2016), 463-81.
  • “The Iliadic ἔθνος ἑταίρων: inside and outside the warrior group.” Revising for publication.
  • “The reasoning and silencing of Tecmessa.” Revising for publication.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Herington Prize for Oral Reading of Greek, UNCCH, 2009
  • Future Faculty Fellowship, UNCCH, 2009

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