Friday, April 29, 2005

Karl Galinsky

PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century: "Karl Galinsky was born in Alsace in 1942 and received his Ph.D. at Princeton in 1966. For many years he has taught at the University of Texas at Austin where he currently is the Floyd Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics and a Distinguished Teaching Professor. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on various aspects of Roman civilization, including literature, art, history, and religion. His scholarship has been supported by prestigious research awards, such as fellowships from the Guggenheim and von Humboldt Foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by visiting appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the American Academy in Rome. The holder of four awards for teaching excellence, he regularly teaches a large introductory course on Roman civilization. He has worked extensively with general audiences and schoolteachers.

Professor Galinsky lived in Rome for three years and has conducted many study tours in the Mediterranean and Roman Europe for academic and other organizations. He is a specialist in the age of Augustus. His most recent book, Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction (Princeton University Press paperback, 1998), has reached a large audience, and he is currently preparing The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus for the Cambridge University Press."