University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Professor Walter Roberts

Walter Roberts III

Assistant Professor of Classics

Walter M. Roberts III, Assistant Professor of Classics, holds degrees from Columbia University (B.A. in Philosophy and Classical Greek, 1983), the University of Chicago (M.A. in Philosophy, 1990), and the University of California, Berkeley (M.A. in Latin, 1997; Ph.D. in Classical Philology, 2006). He comes to UVM from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught courses in Latin language and literature.

Roberts's academic and intellectual interests center on the ethical and political philosophies of Greece and Rome, but extend as well into the areas of ancient historiography and Latin prose. His dissertation on Cicero, "Cicero's Political Imperative: A Reading of Ones' Duties," is a comprehensive re-evaluation of Cicero's De Officiis and presents arguments for its abiding relevance to twenty-first century readers.

In 2007-2008, Roberts will be teaching a TAP course on Realism and Idealism in the Western Tradition, in addition to courses in Latin language and Roman civilization.

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