C. Jacob Butera

 Loire Valley castle at twilight  Loire Valley castle at twilight
 Florence cityscape at sunset  Florence cityscape at sunset
Colloseum in Rome Colloseum in Rome

C. Jacob ButeraI graduated from Miami in 2003 with a degree in both Classics and Ancient Greek. While at Miami, I had the great fortune to study abroad in Florence, Italy and took a number of independent studies, including courses on Latin Epigraphy and Greek Palaeography in the Classics Department. Following my time at Miami, I attended graduate school at Duke University, where I received my PhD in 2010.

My research focused on the visual, archaeological, and literary representation of the Classical Athenian navy. This interest in the ancient military has dovetailed nicely into my current research interests, which include the topography of the major ancient battlefields in Greece. While at Duke, I spent two years living and studying in Athens, Greece at the American School of Classical Studies. While in Greece, I worked on the archaeological sites of Corinth and Samothrace and had the opportunity to travel throughout the country. I have also had the great pleasure to travel and study in Italy, France, Turkey, and Egypt. While at Duke, I taught for a year at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and, upon graduation, I spent one year as a Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Currently I am an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. I teach a broad spectrum of courses, including Latin and Greek at all levels, Greek and Roman History, Greek and Roman Art, as well as survey course in the Humanities Program. This Summer, I will be leading students on a trip to Southern Italy and Sicily and will then travel to Greece, where I will be working with Matthew A. Sears of the University of New Brunswick on a guide to the ancient battlefields of Greece.