Arthur Spisak

SPISAK, ART L., Ph.D, Classical Studies
Professor, Classics Dept., University of Iowa
Director of the Honors Program
ACADEMIC DEGREES: Ph.D: Loyola University of Chicago, 1992: Classical Studies (dissertation: Terms of Literary Comment in the Epigrams of Martial)
M.A. John Carroll University, 1985: Classical Studies
A.B. Youngstown State University, 1979: Classical Studies
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Director of the Honors Program, University of Iowa, 2011-to date
Professor, Classics Dept., University of Iowa, 2011-to date
Director of the Honors College, Missouri State University, 2006-11
Professor, Modern and Classical Languages Dept., 2006-2011
2001-06 Missouri State University: Associate Professor, Modern and Classical Languages
1996-01 Missouri State University: Assistant Professor, Modern and Classical Languages
1994-96: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA: Visiting Assistant Professor, Classical Studies
1993-94: Iowa State University; Ames, IA: Visiting Assistant Professor, Classical Studies
1987-94: Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL: Instructor, Classical Studies

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES:
BOOK
Martial: A Social Guide (2007), published by Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd
ARTICLES
1. “Martial: His Life and Works,” The Literary Encyclopedia (2007; http://www.litencyc.com/)
2. “The Pastoral Ideal in Martial, Book 10,” Classical World 95.2 (2002): 127-41
3. “Martial on Domitian: A Socio-Anthropological Perspective,” The Classical Bulletin 75.1 (1999): 69-83
4. “Gift-Giving in Martial,” pp. 243-55, in Toto Notus in Orbe: Perspektiven der Martial-Interpretation, ed. by F. Grewing (Stuttgart 1998)
5. “Martial’s Special Relation with his Reader,” Vol. 8 (1997) of Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History, “Collection Latomus”: 352-63.
6. “Martial 6.61: Callimachean Poetics Revalued,” Transactions of the American Philological Association 124 (1994): 291-308
7. “Martial’s Theatrum of Power-Pornography,” Syllecta Classica 5 (1994): 79-89