College of Arts and Sciences

Classical Studies

Adam Gitner

Adam Gitner

Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies
Ballantine Hall, Room 559

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A. at Boston University, 2005
  • Ph.D. at Princeton University, 2012

Research Interests

  • Augustan poetry
  • Greco-Latin bilingualism
  • Ancient linguistic thought
  • Non-literary Latin


My research explores ancient bilingualism widely conceived as a point of encounter between Greek and Roman cultures and identities. I have studied language choice in Augustan poetry, its contribution to Roman identity in the work of Varro, and its pedagogic function in the ancient classroom via translations, glosses, and other paratexts. I am currently working on a book about Greek in Horace’s poetry. Before coming to Bloomington, I enjoyed working as a lexicographer at the Thesaurus linguae Latinae in Munich and teaching at the St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights.

Courses Recently Taught

  • Roman Culture
  • Roman Literature in Translation: Mocking, Blaming, Cursing
  • Italische Sprachwissenschaft