Leo Trotz-Liboff


Duke University, Durham, NC                                                           


Leo Trotz-Liboff ist im Wintersemester 2023/2024 Fulbright-Stipendiat am Lehrstuhl für Klassische Philologie/Latinistik.
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Leo Trotz-Liboff



Raum 3.009

Rabinstraße 8

53111 Bonn


Ancient philosophy and political thought

Studium und akademische Qualifikation:

  • 2004 - Duke University, Durham, NC June 2
    PhD Candidate in Classical Studies
    Dissertation: “Esoteric Philosophy in Rome”
    (Advisor: Professor Jed W. Atkins)

  • 2018 - The University of Oxford, Oxford, England
    MSt in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature
    Thesis: “Eros, Rhetoric, and Myth in Plato’s Gorgias and Phaedrus”
    (Advisor: Professor R. B. Rutherford)

  • 2017 - Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
    BA in Classics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang:

  • 2023-2024 - The University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Fulbright Graduate Fellow, Department of Greek and Latin Philology

  • 2019 - The University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    German for Students of Classical Studies, Summer Session

  • 2015-2016 - Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France
    Visiting Student, Department of Philosophy; through the Middlebury School in France

Duke University, Durham, NC

  • 2022-2023 - Elementary Greek Parts I-II, Instructor of Record
  • 2022 - Intermediate Greek: Plato’s Symposium, Guest Instructor
  • 2021-2022 - Elementary Greek Parts I-II, Teaching Assistant for Professor Erika L. Weiberg
  • 2020 - Democracy: Ancient and Modern, Teaching Assistant for Professor Jed W. Atkins
  • 2020 - Roman History, Teaching Assistant for Professor Mary T. Boatwright

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

  • 2017 - Guest Spoken Latin Teacher for Beginning Latin 2017
  • 2014-2017 - Tutor for Greek, Latin, French, and Italian 2014-2017

Tilden Preparatory School, Albany, CA (Summer Session)

  • 2015 - Intermediate and Advanced Placement Latin
  • 2015 - Beginning and Intermediate French

Logos English Camp, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Summer Session)

  • 2014 - English as Second Language Teacher for Children Ages 7-12

Weitere Veröffentlichungen

2023 - “Writing as Pharmakon and the Limits of Law in Plato’s Statesman, Phaedrus, and Laws” Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought 40.3: 391-414 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/20512996-12340415

2023 - “Vergil’s Epicurean Fortunatus” 2023 Classical Journal 118.4: 409-439
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/tcj.2023.0010

“Cicero’s De oratore and the Platonic Art of Writing” (with Professor Jed W. Atkins; forthcoming in Cicero as Philosopher: Interpretation and Legacy, ed. Andree Hahmann and Michael Vazquez. Berlin: De Gruyter)

“Quid de legibus carminibusque Cicero senserit” (watch here)
The Paideia Institute’s Living Latin in New York City annual meeting, New York City, NY

“Four Forms of Philosophic Esotericism in Cicero’s De natura deorum”
The Society for Classical Studies annual meeting, New Orleans, LA

“Reverse Ethnography in Caesar’s DBC: 1.35.3-4 as Intratext to DBG 1.1.1”
The Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, Winston-Salem, NC

“Cicero’s De oratore and the Platonic Art of Writing” (with Professor Jed W. Atkins)
The Society for Classical Studies annual meeting, San Francisco, CA (remote)

“The Hermeneutics of Law and Writing in Plato’s Statesman and Phaedrus” 
1st Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference in Political Theory, Los Angeles, CA (remote)

“Manners Matter: Custom in Plutarch’s De genio Socratis and Plato’s Phaedo”
Duke-UNC Classics Graduate Symposium, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC (remote)

Respondent for Professor Melissa Lane
“What is the Meaning of Political Office? Ideas Ancient (Greek) and Modern”
Duke University Political Theory Workshop, Durham, NC (remote)

“Μῆνις and Μῆτις: The Meeting of Two Epics in Iliad IX”
The Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual meeting, Birmingham, AL (remote)

Respondent for Fabian Neuwahl, “Die Seuchenbeschreibungen bei Vergil und Ovid”
Fakt und Fiktion in (spät)antiker Literatur, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

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