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Brett Evans


Brett Evans is assistant teaching professor in the Department of Classics at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses in Greek language and literature, equipping students with the linguistic sensitivity to appreciate the rich dialogue between ancient texts and their social, religious, and literary contexts. His research focuses primarily on the social status and function of Greek poets working in royal courts on the margins of the traditional Greek world. He is currently working on a book which examines how poets in Ptolemaic Alexandria competed for status with powerful courtiers by articulating their poetry’s value in publicizing their patrons’ court to broad audiences across Greece. He enjoys introducing all students to the Greeks and Romans and what their cultures offer us in our search for understanding ourselves and our world today.