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Professor and Classics Placement Director
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina
Professor Castner is on sabbatical for the Spring 2015 semester
Professor Castner’s research interests are the influence of philosophy upon Latin literature of the first century B.C., especially Lucretius and Epicureanism; and Renaissance Latin, particularly humanist descriptions of Italy. She has published a Prosopography of Roman Epicureans (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1988). Prof. Castner's book, Biondo Flavio's Italia illustrata: Text, Translation, and Commentary. Volume I: Northern Italy, is in production with Global Academic Publishing, a division of Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY. ( http://academicpublishing.binghamton.edu/ )
She has also published articles in such journals as Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, Phoenix, and Medievalia et Humanistica. In the area of teaching, she offers courses in all levels of Latin and has developed new courses in English translation crosslisted with the curricula in Women’ Studies and Medical Humanities.