Department Chair, Associate Professor
Daniel Turkeltaub is an Assistant Professor of Classics. He earned his A.B. in Classics with a certificate in Medieval Studies from Princeton University in 1996 and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2003 with a dissertation on the structure of divine epiphany scenes in Homeric poetry. He teaches all levels of Greek and Latin language, literature, and composition classes, and has taught various courses in translation on classical comedy, tragedy, mythology, comparative literature, and Greek civilization both in the university classroom and in situ in Greece. He has published articles on Homeric epic and the Homeric Hymns, and is currently juggling several projects concerning the Iliad, the Odyssey, Euripides’ Hecuba, and Aristophanes. He arrived at Santa Clara University in 2010 after holding positions at Stanford University (2002-2005), Washington and Lee University (2005-2006), University of Notre Dame (2006-2007), and Millsaps College (2007-2010). Dr. Turkeltaub lives in Santa Clara, California with his wife, Alexis, and sons, Henry, Elliot, and Isaac.