Jim O'Hara's home page

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Jim O'Hara
George L. Paddison Professor of Latin

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
President, Vergilian Society

319 Murphey Hall
phone? send me an email

fax: (919) 962-4036
Electronic mail: jimohara -at- unc.edu

Classics Department Home Page: http://classics.unc.edu
Personal Home Page (this page): http://www.unc.edu/~oharaj
My curriculum vitae (with some links to journals and publishers)

My page on the department website:

 http://classics.unc.edu/people/faculty-2/james-j-ohara/  

My page on academia.edu (with some downloadable publications):
            http://unc.academia.edu/JimOHara

Mailing address:

James J. O'Hara
Department of Classics
CB# 3145, 212 Murphey Hall
The University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145

 

Office hours, SP:

T-Th 10:50-11:45, W 2:30-3:30 & by appt or polite drop-in (MWF at 11 is often possible)

 

Courses 2016-17

Fall:

GREK 221 / 352: Homer's Odyssey  MWF 2:30-3:20 MURPHEY 304

CLAS 55H (first-year seminar) Three Greek & Roman Epics MWF 10:10-11:00 MURPHEY 111

 

Spring: scheduled to teach

            LATN 351: Lucretius (undergraduate): MWF 10:10-11:00 a.m. MU 220

LATN 773: Lucretius (graduate) TTh 9:30-10:45 Mu 221

           

Note my page with a few links on Homer, Iliad and Odyssey (partially updated 2013)

 

Things you can buy!

 

True Names: Vergil and the Alexandrian Tradition of Etymological Wordplay (Ann Arbor 1996). 

Expanded edition with new Introduction (2017), available from Michigan or from Amazon.

https://www.press.umich.edu/9371709/true_names

https://www.amazon.com/True-Names-Alexandrian-Tradition-Etymological/dp/0472036874/ref=la_B001HCWAUS_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488313755&sr=1-1

Inconsistency in Roman Epic: Studies in Catullus, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid and Lucan
http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521646421
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0521646421/sr=8-1/qid=1156341213/ref=sr_1_1/103-4899663-7351806?ie=UTF8

 

Commentary with vocab.: Vergil: Aeneid: Book 4 (for intermediate college classes or the equivalent)

http://focusbookstore.com/aeneidbook4.aspx

 

Commentary on 1-6 by a team including me (no vocab in back; for advanced college classes)

http://focusbookstore.com/aeneid16.aspx 

 

Commentaries on 7-12 underway, 8 by me (ask if you want to see a draft!)

 

Death and the Optimistic Prophecy in Vergil's Aeneid (Princeton 1990) (now available again, on-demand!)

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/4585.html

 

old course web sites (links may not work for long):

 

In 2010 and 2015 I taught a graduate Latin seminar on “Didactic and Satire”; write to me for the syllabus

 

LATN 221: Vergil Fall 09 MWF 10- 10:50 AM Peabody 204:
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2009fall/latn/221/001

CLAS 55: Three Greek and Roman Epics
Fall 09 MWF 1- 1:50 PM Murphey 104
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2009fall/clas/055/001

 

CLAS 133H: Epic and Tragedy. Spring 08 MWF 11-11:50 a.m. Murphey 111
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2008spring/clas/133h/001/

LATN 265: Horace. Spring 08 T-Th 9:30-10:45 AM, Murphey 317
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2008spring/latn/765/001/

GREK 221 (021) Advanced Greek: Homer's Iliad, Fall 2007
 http://www.unc.edu/courses/2007fall/grek/221/001/

CLAS 55: Three Greek and Roman Epics, (first-year seminar), Fall 2007
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2007fall/clas/055/001/


LATN 512: Readings in Latin Literature of the Augustan Age, Spring 2007
 http://www.unc.edu/courses/2007spring/latn/512/001/

LATN 773; Lucretius, Fall 2006
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2006fall/latn/773/001/

LATN 301; Catullus seminar, Spring 2006

http://www.unc.edu/courses/2006spring/latn/301/001/

LATN 34 Augustan Poetry: Ovid: Metamorphoses, Spring 2005
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2005spring/latn/034/001

 

LATN 264 Virgil (or Vergil!) Aeneid Fall 2004:

http://www.unc.edu/courses/2004fall/latn/264/001


LATN 34 Augustan Poetry: Vergil, Aeneid 7-12, Spring 2004
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2004spring/latn/034/001


LATN 34 Augustan Poetry: Eclogue and Elegy, Spring 2003

http://www.unc.edu/courses/2003spring/latn/034/001

LATN 264 Vergil: Georgics, Spring 2003
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2003spring/latn/264/001

LATN 263 Lucretius, Fall 2002:
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2002fall/latn/263/001

CLAS 006M, section 002, Three Greek and Roman Epics, Fall 2002:
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2002fall/clas/006m/002

CLAS 29, section 002: Epic and Tragedy, Spring 2002:
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2002spring/clas/029/002

LATN 264 Virgil (or Vergil!) Spring 2002:
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2002spring/latn/264/001

CLAS 35 The Age of Augustus, Fall 2001:
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2001fall/clas/035/001

LATN 54 Tacitus and Pliny's Letters, Fall 2001:
http://www.unc.edu/courses/2001fall/latn/054/001



 

Some links:

 

My own links pages (not updated often):

 

 

Some handouts:

Some other useful links: 

 

 

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