Adam Alexander Kozak

 Adam Kozak

Contact Information

4050 FLB
707 S. Matthews
M/C 174
Urbana, IL 61801
Graduate Teaching Assistant
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I earned my B.A. in Classics from Case Western Reserve University in 2013 and  M.A. in Classics from UIUC in 2015. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Classical Philology. My research interests include Latin imperial epic, nature and the environment, natural history and philosophy, and ecocriticism. I am writing my dissertation on the role of nonhuman nature in Flavian epic.

Research Interests

  • imperial Latin epic
  • ecocriticism
  • nature
  • ancient philosophy

Research Description

Forthcoming dissertation on nonhuman nature in Flavian Epic and an upcoming paper at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies entitled "The Best Defense: Triumphal Geography and Empire in Silius' Punica."


  • M.A. Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2015
  • B.A. Classics: Greek and Latin, Case Western Reserve University, 2013


  • LAT 101
  • LAT 201
  • LAT 202
  • LAT 401
  • CLCV 102
  • CLCV 115