Visiting Professor in the Humanities
Biography:Noah Segal comes to Bard from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he served as lecturer in the Department of Classics. He also earned his MA and PhD in classics and ancient history at UCSB. His dissertation, “Military Achievement and late-Republican Aristocratic Values, 81–49 BCE,” examined the cultural renegotiation of the value of martial valor and glory—traditionally foundational parts of elite identity and legitimacy—during the last generation of the Roman Republic. Additional areas of interest include Roman rhetoric and oratory, historiography, philosophy (particularly Roman stoicism), and legal history. Professor Segal has presented conference papers at several annual meetings of the Society for Classical Studies on subjects including “Youthful Military Service and Aristocratic Values in the Late Roman Republic” and “A Farewell to Arms? Cicero’s Pro Fonteio and the Shortage of Commanders in the Republic’s Last Generation.” At UCSB he taught courses in ancient Greek prose (Xenophon, Plato, Homer); Latin poetry; humor in ancient Greece and Rome; emperors and gladiators; Greek mythology, and Pompeii.
BA, Ohio State University; MA, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara. At Bard since 2021.