William J. O'NealWilliam J. O'Neal, Professor, Department Chairperson, and Director of Graduate Studies, received a joint appointment to the history and foreign languages departments at The University of Toledo in 1969. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, with specialization in ancient history and Augustan Age Poetry. He is particularly interested in Greek and Roman constitutional histories and the manuscript studies of neo-classical Latin. Since 1978, Professor O'Neal has worked in the Vatican Library during the summers on particular 15th. and 16th. century Latin poets.
Dr. O'Neal was one of four faculty members chosen for an Outstanding Teaching Award at The University of Toledo in 1978.
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Dr. O'Neal's numerous publications include Comparatio in Vergil's Aeneid (Lewiston, NY: the Edwin Mellen Press, 2005), "Maius Imperium" (The Augustan Age, 1986), "De Diis of Alberic" (Classical Bulletin, 1986), "Reckless Roman Commanders" (Classical Bulletin, 1991), and "Mythographus Secundus the Plagiarist" (Liverpool Classical Monthly, 1992). In 1997, he published A Critical Edition of De Gentilium Deorum Imaginibus by Ludovico Lazzarelli, the first edited text with introduction and translation.
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