Brandon  Bark

Brandon Bark

I received my B.A. in Classics and a minor in German language and culture from Princeton University in 2013. My senior thesis explored Tacitus' description of the Teutoburg disaster of 9 CE and its reception in German history, particularly post-WWII. Before matriculating at Stanford, I taught secondary school Latin. My dissertation focuses on the discourse surrounding the emergence of Latin as the dominant literary language of Italy in the 2nd century BCE and the evolution of the concept of correct speech or "Latinitas". I am also interested in early Christianity, textual criticism, book history, and Latin paleography, the latter through several advanced courses both at Stanford and at the Rare Book School. 

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