Peter Moench

John S. Lillard Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2018
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
B.A. St. Olaf College (2009)
M.A. University of Virginia (2015)
M.A. University of Washington (2012)

Peter is currently in his fourth year in the Classics Ph.D. program. His primary interest is Greek and Latin poetry, particularly in the context of - and as an active participant in - its historical and cultural moment. He wrote his MA paper on the significance of Roman ideas of shame and adolescence in the unfinished epic poem the Achilleid by Statius. Peter also holds a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Washington and maintains an interest in poetry in English, from Anglo-Saxon to contemporary American.

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