Bonnie Catto, Ph.D.

Professor of Classics, Modern & Classical Languages

508-767-7591 Founders Hall - Room 208

Degrees Earned

A.B., Mount Holyoke College; Greek and Latin, 1973
M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Classics, 1976
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Classics, 1981
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “The Concept of Natura in De Rerum Natura of Lucretius and the Georgics of Vergil: Its Characteristics, Actions, and Effects upon the Earth, Man, and Man’s Labor”

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Latin at all levels
Greek at all levels
Myth in Tragedy
Greek and Roman Comedy
Roman History
Myth in Epic
Classical Mythology

Publications & Editorships

Catto, Bonnie A., Latina Mythica II: Troia Capta. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2015 ISBN 0-86516-825-3.

Catto, Bonnie A. Latina Mythica. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 2006 (xiii + 201). ISBN 0-86516-599-8.

Catto, Bonnie A., Abstract of Aristoi Achaion: Best of the Achaeans. The New England Classical Journal, vol. 41.1, Feb. 2014, pp. 18-20.

Catto, Bonnie A., “Exploring the Myth of the Trojan Horse”, Chapter in Latin for the New Millennium” text by Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008), pp. 214-16.

Catto, Bonnie A. “Juno to Jupiter,” original poem in rhymed couplets based on Ovid’s Heroides, Classical Outlook 81.1 (Fall 2003), 24.

Catto, Bonnie A., “Lucretian Illuminations of Roman Life,” The New England Classical Journal 26.5 (August 1999), 22-24.

Catto, Bonnie A., Lucretius. Selections from De rerum natura, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 1998 (xxx + 272 pp.), ISBN 0-86516-399-5.

Catto, Bonnie A., Review of William C. Scott, Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater (1996), The New England Classical Journal 24.1 (1996), 36-37.


“Mythology in Our World” 50” presentation at the Massachusetts Junior Classical League, Dec. 5, 2014, Boston University 
“Illuminations of Roman Life through the Eyes of the Poet Lucretius” 50” presentation, Massachusetts Junior Classical League, Dec. 6, 2013. 

“Enlivening the Latin Classroom,” day-long seminar, Wachusett Regional High School, March 19, 2004. 
“Hektor: Hero, Bully, or Both?,” The Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting, University of Connecticut, Storrs, March 22, 2003. 

“A Cornucopia of Resources: Art in the Classroom,” invited workshop, The Classical Association of New England Annual Meeting, Providence College, March 3, 2000. 

“On Teaching Lucretius, “ to University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.A.T. program, November 2, 1995. 

“Lucretian Light: Bacon’s Debt to Lucretius,” Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages and Literature,” Rollins College, February 26, 1994.