Osman Umurhan

Assistant Professor of Classics

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Email: umurhan@unm.edu
Phone: 505 277-4771
Fax: (505) 277-3599
Office: 315B

Personal Statement:

Osman’s primary research focuses on verse satire and other literature of the Roman Empire, with a concentration on the shifting correspondences between geographical boundaries and those of cultural and political identity. He has published articles and books chapters on the second century CE Roman satirist Juvenal that include his poetic self-representation (Arethusa 44.2) and his engagement with traditions of the New Testament (Brill 2013). Currently, he is working on several projects: the Roman politics of food and consumption, the anatomical politics of Aristophanic comedy, the reception of Classics in metal music, as well as a monograph on how Juvenal’s Satires offers a snapshot into a Roman culture’s response and negotiation of a globalizing Mediterranean world of the second century CE.

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