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Tyler Denton earned his PhD in the Spring of 2019, when he defended his dissertation titled “Monumenta and Historiographical Method in Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita.” The dissertation explores the Roman historian’s use of memorials, both in how they reflect a contested past and how depictions of conflict within the history provide a social commentary on Livy’s contemporary world. Tyler holds an MA in Classics from the University of Kentucky and a BA in Latin, Medieval Studies, and History from the University of Tennessee.
In addition to Livy, Tyler works on Greco-Roman historiography with a focus on memorial accretion and historical tropes and intertext. Tyler also is very interested in the interplay and confluence of history and poetry.
Tyler is currently teaching courses on Roman history, gender & sexuality, and Greco-Roman myth. He has been thoroughly impressed and pleased at the level of insight with which his students have approached this interesting but challenging material.