1984 Speaker - Dr. Rick M. Newton
Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Kent State University
Dr. Rick M. Newton is the chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies at Kent State University. The recipient of a doctorate in Classics from the University of Michigan in 1975, Dr. Newton’s specialties include ancient Greek epic and tragedy, Greek literary translation, Latin poetry, and modern Greek language and literature. As a professor, Dr. Newton is interested in educating everyone from undergraduates to high school teachers about the classics. He offers several courses in his specialties, as well as elementary and intermediate Greek courses.
Dr. Newton is well-published and has served as an author, editor, and translator. Some of his notable works include:
Dr. Newton has also served as editor of The Charioteer: An Annual Review of Modern Greek Culture, and is presently working on a book, entitled The Shadow of Odysseus: Human Suffering and Cosmic Justice in Homer's Odyssey.
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