Sergio Yona

Sergio Yona
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Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
310 Swallow Hall
Augustan Poetry, Early Christian Poetry, Roman Satire, Roman Epicureanism

Sergio Yona received a BA in Classical and Early Christian Studies from Christendom College, an MA in Classics from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) and his PhD in Classics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His research involves the role of contemporary Epicureanism in the Satires of Horace.  Currently he is working on a book that examines the influence of Philodemus of Gadara’s philosophical writings in Horatian satire.  This year he looks forward to teaching courses on Roman Literature as a new member of the department.

Recent Publications:

“Ofellus, Horace and Philodemus of Gadara in Satires 2.2.” Mnemosyne: 1-18

“Some Epicurean Aspects of Horace’s Upbringing in Satires 1.4.” Classical Philology 110: 227-251

Review of: Yasuko Taoka, Lectiones memorabiles, volume II: selections from Horace, Lucretius, Seneca, Suetonius, and Tacitus.  Bolchazy-Carducci. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2016.5.19


The Psychology of Satire: Epicurean Ethics in Horace. Oxford (Fall 2017)

Review of: G. B. Cobbold, Lucretius: The Nature of the Universe. Bolchazy-Carducci. Classical Journal