Geoffrey Moseley

Geoff Moseley is a fourth-year student in both Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He earned a B.A. in Classics (Latin & Greek) with distinction from Yale, and returned to Yale to study Arabic and Greek literature and philosophy.

His main interests are the history of ideas and their textual and cultural transmission, with a focus on the Graeco–Arabic translation movement of the 8th-10th centuries (especially Plato and Aristotle), and the uses of old-fashioned philology as well as modern theories of cultural appropriation and reception in exploring what is still largely uncharted territory. Other interests include comparative Semitics, late antiquity, the reception of classical texts (especially in the Islamic world) and the teaching of classical languages.

Geoff will be spending the 2013–2014 academic year in coursework, through the interdisciplinary Mellon concentration, as well as working on a dissertation prospectus.

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