Professor Joseph McAlhany holds a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College and a Ph.D. in Classics from Columbia University. His translation, Guibert of Nogent: Monodies and On the Relics of the Saints (with Jay Rubenstein), was published by Viking/Penguin in 2011, and he is a contributor to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece & Rome.
Current research includes a translation of Petrarch’s De viris illustribus (with Brendan Cook), which is under consideration by the I Tatti Renaissance Library (Harvard University Press), as well as articles on Pindar, Sallust, Vergil, Ovid in the middle ages, and James Joyce. Prof. McAlhany is also founder of Delenda Press, which has published two volumes of work by Carthage students.
Prof. McAlhany joined the Carthage faculty in 2007.
"Dr. McAlhany is my favorite professor. I go into his classes feeling like I have not prepared enough, and I am sometimes proven right, but then the discussions that he brings into the class make me want to completely revisit whatever it was that we were talking about. He has taught me to try and think more clearly about what it is that I find most interesting."
— Carman Anderson, '12
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