The Department of Classics

Peter J. Anderson

Associate Professor and Interim Chair (2014-15)
Graduate Faculty Member

Martial, Senecan Stoicism, Latin Imperial Period Prose Literature, Latin Pedagogies and Cognitive Aspects of SL Acquisition

BA, MA  University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa 
PhD (Greek & Latin Philology) University of Cincinnati

GVSU Pew Teaching Excellence Award, 2008
Margo Tytus Visiting Fellow, University of Cincinnati, 2009
APA Collegiate Teaching Award, 2010
Faculty of Distinction Award, GVSU Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society (ODK), 2011-12
Deputy Chief Examiner, DP Classical Languages, International Baccalaureate Organization


Seneca: Selections. Hackett Publishing, Indianapolis (under contract)

Reading Martial. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK (under contract)

Prokope: Digital Commentary Project (a TEI xml text & commentary of Martial’s Epigrams Book 10)


(2011) “Form-focused Teaching for the Intermediate Latin Student” Teaching Classical Languages 2.1 (with student Mark Beckwith) [link]

(2011) “Absit Malignus Interpres: Martial's Preface to Book One of the Epigrams and the Construction of Audience Response to Epigram." in Emotion, Gender, and Genre in Antiquity, D. Munteanu, ed. London: Duckworth

(2010) review of William Fitzgerald Martial: The World of Epigram. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Classical Journal 105.3

(2007) review of Rosario Moreno Soldevila, Juan Fernández Valverde, Enrique Montero Cartelle, Marco Valerio Marcial. Epigramas. Volumen II (Libros 8-14). Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2005. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.07.31 [link]

(2006) review of Gretchen Reydams-Schils The Roman Stoics: Self, Responsibility, and Affection. The Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. in Classical Bulletin 82.2, 280-282.

(2006) "Martial 1.29: Appearance and Authorship" Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 149.1: 119-122

(2005)  "A Verse-scrap on a kylix by Epiktetos", TAPA 135.2:267-277

(2004) "Next Year?: Evaluating a Model for Second Year Latin", CJ 99.4:433-438. Re-published in the inaugural volume of CPL Forum Online 1.1 [link]

Faculty and Staff


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