Nina Coppolino

Associate Professor in Residence


1994 Ph.D. Classics, Fordham University
1979 B.A. Classics, College of the Holy Cross

Areas of Expertise

Latin epic and didactic poetry; Greek and Latin languages; Greek and Roman Civilizations; Greek and Latin literature in translation; Greek rhetoric and historiography


Born in Providence RI, Nina C. Coppolino graduated from Lincoln School in Providence and College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA, where she held the Bean Classics Scholarship for four years, received the Coniff Classics Prize at graduation and was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu (International Jesuit Honor Society). She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics at Fordham University in Bronx NY and was a Fulbright Scholar at the American Academy in Rome Summer Session. She has taught Classics at College of the Holy Cross, Providence College, Assumption College, and Tufts University. She was the book review editor, and then editor-in-chief, of New England Classical Journal, including an edited special issue on Roman Comedy.¬†She has been a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC. She is an associate professor in residence, in the Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages at the University of Connecticut at Storrs; as faculty in the Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies section of LCL, she teaches large lecture courses in Greek Civilization and in Roman Civilization, and courses in Greek and Latin languages and in Greek and Roman epic. She also conducts an on-line course in Roman Civilization. Her publications include topics in Latin poetry, Roman history, and Greek rhetoric and historiography.

Contact Information
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