Benjamin Driver

classics

Research Interests

Latin prose
Classical reception
rhetoric
style
early modern astronomy

Biography

Benjamin Driver received his B.A. in Classics from Dartmouth College in 2013. After this, he taught middle and high school Latin and French for five years. While teaching he became interested in the Neo-Latin of the Renaissance and Early Modern period, especially via the lens of Classical reception. He noticed a particular dearth of commentaries on these texts, which was the impetus for his return to the academy as a member of Brown University's Department of Classics. His research interests include Latin prose, Classical reception, rhetoric, style, and the rise of the novel.