Dr. Eric Casey
Associate Professor of Classical Studies Eric Casey joined the department in 2000. He earned his B.A. at Haverford College and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. In his teaching and research, Professor Casey focuses on Greek cultural history and Latin literature and poetics. Professor Casey has published on strategies of commemoration in ancient Greek funerary inscriptions and the threshold between the living and the dead. He has articles on the Great Library at Alexandria and connections between ancient Greek mystery cults and the Freemasons. As a more long-term project, Professor Casey is working on a cultural history of the ancient Greek philosophical schools in Athens. Professor Casey is also working on a follow-up to the Alexandrian Library article, this time focusing more on the impulse to collect texts and territory in antiquity.
He was the recipient of Sweet Briar's Teacher of the Year Award for 2005-2006. This award is voted on by the student body each year. In January of 2008, Dr. Casey also won the American Philological Association's Excellence in Teaching at the College Level Award.
Dr. Bryce Walker
Professor Walker joined the department as assistant professor in 2009, having taught at both Colgate University and Washington and Lee. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Walker's primary area of research is in Latin literature, specifically Roman satire and related genres. He has given papers recently on the function of philosophical moralizing in the satires of Juvenal as well as the connections between insanity and satirical discourse. While exploring questions of social criticism more broadly in both the Roman and Greek worlds, Professor Walker is currently revising his dissertation for publication.