Dan Leon is the newest addition to the Classics faculty. He studied Classical Languages at Macalester College and then went on to earn two master's degrees (one in Greek and one in Latin) at the University of Michigan before pursuing a doctorate at the University of Virginia.
While at Virginia, he wrote a dissertation on Arrian of Nicomedia's history of Alexander the Great and its tumultuous relationship with Greek intellectual culture in the Roman Empire. Dan's primary area of interest is Greek and Roman historical writing (historiography, biography, historical epic, etc.), particularly as it reflects intercultural relations and the political uses of the past.
Other interests include the reading habits of ancient authors, the topography and monuments of Greece, and modern cinematic adaptations of Classical material. Outside of Classics Dan spends much of his time wallowing in the exquisite misery of being a Cleveland sports fan, but he also enjoys cooking, Star Trek, and playing with his cat (Peanut).
This is the Department of Classics
Browse all Departments & Programs