Dennis Trout received his PhD in Ancient History from Duke University and was Associate Professor of Classics at Tufts University before arriving at the University of Missouri in 2000. His research focuses upon Late Antiquity and engages material and visual evidence and well as literary sources. He has been the president of the North American Patristics Society and is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation. He is the author of Paulinus of Nola: Life, Letters, and Poems (University of California Press, 1999) and Damasus of Rome: The Epigraphic Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2015). He is currently working on a book titled Monumental Verse, a study of the metrical building inscriptions of late ancient Rome.
Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Adjunct Professor of History
404 Strickland Hall