Riemer A. Faber

Associate Professor


Ph.D., University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
BA, McMaster University


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Riemer Faber

Areas of Interest

  • Criticism of Greek and Latin Literature
  • Hellenistic Greek and Latin Augustan Poetry
  • Ekphrasis
  • Neo-Latin Literature of the Renaissance and Reformation
  • Erasmus

I have two main areas of research interest: Greek and Latin poetry, and Neo-Latin literature. The intertextuality of Hellenistic Greek and Latin Augustan poetry is the focus of much of my work in classical antiquity, and I continue to conduct research into the writings of Homer, Theocritus, Apollonius of Rhodes, Horace, and Vergil. Of neo-Latin literature I am particularly interested in the New Testament scholarship of Erasmus. Recent publications include a co-edited volume of essays, Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World (Toronto, 2013). Current projects focus on ekphrasis in later Greek literature, and Erasmus’ exegetical treatises. I would be pleased to supervise graduate students in any of these areas.

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Teaching and Graduate Supervision

I teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, from introductory Latin and Classical Civilization courses to senior seminars and graduate courses in Greek and Latin. Upcoming courses include  “Representations of the Hellenistic East in Republican and Augustan Poetry" (CLAS 632 Winter 2015).  I have (co)supervised thesis work at the BA and MA levels, and regularly involve graduate students as Research Assistants or Tutorial Assistants. Enquiries from potential students are most welcome.

 Please see CV for more detailed information.

For more information about the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies, see the Institute's website.

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