BONNIE A. CATTO
Professor of Classics (1989)
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures
A.B., Mount Holyoke College; Greek and Latin, 1973
M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Classics, 1976
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Classics, 1981
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “The Concept of Natura in De Rerum Natura of Lucretius and the Georgics of Vergil: Its Characteristics, Actions, and Effects upon the Earth, Man, and Man’s Labor”
Sample of Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Latin and Greek at all levels; in English: Myth in Tragedy, Greek and Roman Comedy; Roman History.
Sample of Publications
Catto, Bonnie A. Latina Mythica. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 2006 (xiii +
201). ISBN 0-86516-599-8.
Catto, Bonnie A. “Juno to Jupiter,” original poem in rhymed couplets based on Ovid’s Heroides, Classical Outlook 81.1 (Fall 2003), 24.
Catto, Bonnie A., “Lucretian Illuminations of Roman Life,” The New England Classical Journal 26.5 (August 1999), 22-24.
Catto, Bonnie A., Lucretius. Selections from De rerum natura, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 1998 (xxx + 272 pp.), ISBN 0-86516-399-5.
Catto, Bonnie A., Review of William C. Scott, Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater (1996), The New England Classical Journal 24.1 (1996), 36-37.
Sample of Presentations
“Enlivening the Latin Classroom,” day-long seminar, Wachusett Regional High School, March 19, 2004.
“Hektor: Hero, Bully, or Both?,” The Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting, University of Connecticut, Storrs, March 22, 2003.
“A Cornucopia of Resources: Art in the Classroom,” invited workshop, The Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting, Providence College, March 3, 2000.
“On Teaching Lucretius, “ to University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.A.T. program, November 2, 1995.
“Lucretian Light: Bacon’s Debt to Lucretius,” Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages and Literature,” Rollins College, February 26, 1994.