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Angelo O Mercado

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Associate Professor

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Philologie nämlich ist jene ehrwürdige Kunst, welche von ihrem Verehrer vor Allem Eins heischt, bei Seite gehn, sich Zeit lassen, still werden, langsam werden—, als eine Goldschmiedekunst und -kennerschaft des Wortes, die lauter feine vorsichtige Arbeit abzuthun hat und Nichts erreicht, wenn sie es nicht lento erreicht … sie selbst wird nicht so leicht irgend womit fertig, sie lehrt gut lesen, das heisst langsam, tief, rück- und vorsichtig, mit Hintergedanken, mit offen gelassenen Thüren, mit zarten Fingern und Augen lesen ….

For philology is that venerable art which demands of its votaries one thing above all: to go aside, to take time, to become still, to become slow—it is a goldsmith’s art and connoisseurship of the word which has nothing but delicate, cautious work to do and achieves nothing if it does not achieve it lento ... this art does not easily get anything done, it teaches to read well, that is to say, to read slowly, deeply, looking cautiously before and aft, with reservations, with doors left open, with delicate fingers and eyes ….

—Nietzsche (Morgenröthe, foreword, trans. R. J. Hollingdale)

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-4730

Faculty

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On-Campus Address: 

311A Alumni Recitation Hall
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Education / Degrees: 

  • Ph.D. in Indo-European Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
  • M.A. in Latin, UCLA, 1998
  • B.A. in Classics magna cum laude, minor in Spanish, Loyola Marymount University, 1996

Courses Taught: 

  • Ancient Greek World
  • Classical Mythology
  • Indo-European Language and Culture
  • Homer
  • Elementary | Intermediate Latin
  • Vergil

Publications: 

—Representative—

  • 2018b. “From Proto-Indo-European to Italic Meter.” In Dieter Gunkel and Olav Hackstein, eds., Language and Meter, 253–66. Leiden: Brill.

  • 2018a. “Accent in Lucilius’ Hexameters.” In Brian W. Breed, Elizabeth Keitel, and Rex Wallace, eds., Lucilius and Satire in Second-Century BC Rome, 184–214. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • 2016b. “Rhythm and Structure in Umbrian Prayer.” In Augusto Ancillotti, Alberto Calderini, and Riccardo Massarelli, eds., Forme e strutture della religione nell’Italia mediana antica | Forms and Structures of Religion in Ancient Central Italy: III Convegno Internazionale dell’Istituto di Ricerca e Documentazione sugli Antichi Umbri, 21–25 settembre 2011, 543–54. Studia Archaeologica 215. Rome: “L’Erma” di Bretschneider.

  • 2016a. “Šāhs at the Pass of Thermopylae.” In Dieter Gunkel, Joshua T. Katz, Brent Vine, and Michael Weiss, eds., Sahasram Ati Srajas: Indo-Iranian and Indo-European Studies in Honor of Stephanie W. Jamison, 250–63. Ann Arbor: Beech Stave.

  • 2012. Italic Verse: A Study of the Poetic Remains of Old Latin, Faliscan, and Sabellic. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 145. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen der Universität Innsbruck.

  • 2011, with Joseph F. Eska. “More on the Metrical Structure in the Inscription of Vergiate.”
    Historische Sprachforschung 124: 227–38.

 

Primary Academic Interest: 

Comparative Indo-European Philology
Department/Office: 

Academic Interests: 

  • Classical Linguistics
  • Comparative Indo-European Philology
  • Linguistic Poetics, especially Metrics

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