Sean Northrup

An exile from Brigham Young University (where I did my undergraduate in Classics), I have for many years been a faithful student of various linguistic aspects of Greek and Latin: comparative and Indo-European linguistics; reflections of Indo-European poetic tradition(s?) in Greek and Latin poetry; ancient bilingualism; theories of style; and some synchronic topics in Greek. Alongside this, I have had occasional and perhaps illicit flings with various Semitic languages and comparative Semitics. As of late, I have taken a turn toward the historical, and for my dissertation I have become interested in the relationship between language and identity and how this relationship conditioned literary culture in Late Antiquity, specifically in Roman Gaul. I am also very fond of long sentences on the beach and copious punctuation by starlight.

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