Dan Hooley
Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies

Dan Hooley was educated at Minnesota where he received an MA in Latin and doctorates in English Literature and Classics. He taught for periods at Carleton College, Princeton University, and Allegheny College before coming to Missouri in 1992. His primary research interests are Roman verse satire and classical reception, and he has written articles, book chapters, and reviews in those areas as well as in translation studies and the occasional piece on rock and mountain climbing. His books include The Classics in Paraphrase: Ezra Pound and Modern Translators of Latin Poetry (1988), The Knotted Thong: Structures of Mimesis in Persius (1997); and Roman Satire in Blackwell's Introductions to the Classical World series (2007). In retirement, he is still keeping a hand in his academic work while being a little more generous to his other preoccupations: the environment, climbing, and otherwise getting out.


Ph.D. [Classics], Ph.D. [English] Minnesota


Roman satire, later Latin, classical reception, translation studies

Select Publications

Roman Satire.  Blackwell Publishers,  2007

The Knotted Thong: Structures of Mimesis in Persius. Univ. of Michigan Press, 1997.

The Classics in Paraphrase: Ezra Pound and Modern Translators of Latin Poetry. Susquehanna Univ. Press, 1988.

(tr.) “On the Admiration of Mountains” and “Description of the Cleft Mountain, Commonly Called Mount Pilate” by Conrad Gessner, in Mountains and the German Mind: Translations from Gessner to Messner, 1541-2009, Sean Ireton and Caroline Schaumann edd. Rochester, NY: Camden House, forthcoming 2020.

“Gessner’s Mountain Sublime,” in Ancient Mountains, Jason Konig and Dawn Hollis, edd. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2020.

“Persius” in The Cambridge Companion to Nero, Shadi Bartsch, Kirk Freudenburg, and Cedric Littlewood, edd. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

“Persius,” in the Vergil Encyclopedia, Richard Thomas and Jan Ziolkowski, eds. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell,  2014.

“Ovid Translated” in the Handbook to the Reception of Ovid, edd. John F. Miller and Carole Newlands. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, 339-354. 

“Imperial Satire Reiterated,” in The Blackwell Companion to Persius andJuvenal, edd., Susanna Braund and Josiah Osgood (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), 337-62.

“Elegy’s Modernist Reception,” in The Blackwell Companion to Roman Elegy, ed. Barbara Gold  (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, London, 2012), 491-505.

“Classical Mountainscapes and the Language of Ascent” in Heights of Reflection: Mountains in the German Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Present, Sean Ireton and Caroline Schaumann, edd. (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2012), 20-34.

“Satire and Epigram: Horace, Juvenal, and Martial” in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, ed. Charles Martindale and David Hopkins  (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2012), 217-254. 

"Rhetoric and Satire: Horace and Juvenal " in The Blackwell Companion to Roman Rhetoric,  Jon Hall and William Dominik, edd.  (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), 396-412.

“Raising the Dead: Marlowe’s Lucan” in A. Lianeri and V.D. Zajko, eds.Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2008, 243-60.

“Roman Satire,” Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. in chief, Michael Gagarin; Roman literature editor, Elaine Fantham. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009. 

"Alluding to Satire: Rochester to Johnson" in Cambridge Companion to Classical Satire, K. Freudenburg, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005, 261-83.

“Persius in the Middle,” in Middles in Latin Poetry, Stratis Kyriakidis and Francesco De Martino, edd. Bari: Levante Editori, 2004, 217-43.

"Ben Jonson and Horatian Lyric,” in 'A Certain Text': Close Readings and Textual Studies on Shakespeare and Others in Honor of Thomas Clayton. Linda Anderson and Janis Lull, edd. Cranbury, NJ: University of Delaware Press, 2002,150-72.

“Generic Modeling in Horace Sat. 1.4” in Ancient Journeys:Festschrift for Eugene Numa Lane, Cathy Callaway, ed. (Webschrift, published at the Stoa Website, Univ. of Kentucky, 2002: http://www.stoa.org/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Stoa:text:2001.01.0005).

"Rud(e)imentary Horace: Satires 1.2," Electronic Antiquity  5.2 (October1999) [http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ElAnt/V5N2/hooley.html]. 

"Persius's Refractory Muse: Horatian Echoes in the Sixth Satire," AJP  114. 1 (Spring 1993), 137-54.

"Translation and the Claims of Art," review essay, Allegorica  13 (1992), 113-21.

"A Vexed Passage in Persius (6. 51-52)," CJ  87 (Fall 1991), 15-26.

"No Mellow Glory: Pound's Elektra," Arion I.2  [Third Series]  (Spring 1991), 244-54