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Michael C. Mittelstadt

Michael C. Mittelstadt

In memoriam.

Professor Michael C. Mittelstadt received his Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University in 1964.

He was appointed to the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies in 1965 and became Bartle Professor of Classics in 1997. He has taught a complete range of courses in Latin and Greek languages and literature, classical literature in translation, word origins, and scientific and medical terminology. Professor Mittelstadt has published numerous articles on classical Greek and Latin authors and aspects of their works, including Cicero, Tacitus, Plutarch, Thucydides, Longus, and others. These articles have appeared in international classical scholarly journals such as Classica et Mediaevalia, Latomus, Rivista di Studi Classici, Parola del Passato, Rheinisches Museum, as well as in other journals such as The Journal of Value Inquiry, The International Social Science Review, and The Journal of the Association of the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts.

His scholarship has been cited in books from university and other scholarly presses throughout the world: Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Madrid, Paris, London, and others. Professor Mittelstadt has five times been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships to attend and participate in seminars for college and university teachers on such topics as Sophocles and Thucydides (Cornell University), Myth and History in Roman Literature (University of Texas at Austin), The History and Legacy of the Western Roman Empire (State University of New York at Buffalo), Ideas of the Renaissance City (Princeton University), and Greek Religion and Politics in Classical Athens (Cornell University). In 1968 his lecture on Homer's Odyssey aired on television statewide as one of the installments for the State University of New York University of the Air series Discourse of Western Man. He is currently serving as Bartle Professor of Classics.

Last Updated: 8/2/16