David Wright is a PhD candidate in Classics at Rutgers University. He earned his BA in Classics in 2008 from Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. After teaching Latin at all levels at the Tower Hill School in Wilmington, DE, he completed an MA degree in Classical Philology at the University of Arizona, where he wrote a master’s thesis on the language of piracy and banditry surrounding the Trojans in the Aeneid. Since joining Rutgers, David has been awarded an MPhil. He was also selected for the Newark Teacher Scholar Program, in which he joined the faculty of Newark’s History department with a 2-2 course load. He has taught languages courses (both Latin and Greek), as well as civilization courses ranging from Roman Civilization to Greek & Roman Athletics to Greek & Roman Religion.
His research interests include Latin poetry (especially Augustan) and Greco-Roman history. He currently is writing a dissertation on the Giants, Titans, and their association with civil strife in ancient Rome. He helped edit the Latin reader, Legends of Early Rome: Authentic Latin Prose for the Beginning Student (Yale University Press, 2015). He has two forthcoming chapters to appear in edited volumes: the “Anna, Water, and her Imminent Deification in Aeneid 4” chapter in Uncovering Anna Perenna: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Roman Myth and History (Bloomsbury Press); and “Sextus Pompey, Scylla, and the Italian Cause” in Coinage of the Roman Revolution (Classical Press of Wales).