Fred R. Porta
Dr. Porta, a specialist in Greek poetry and religion, ably represented the Classics at Willamette in the year after Prof. Usher's departure (2000-2001). Among other things, he taught an intermediate Latin prose class on Petronius' Satyricon and Apuleius' Metamorphoses.
Currently, he is a Classics lecturer at Stanford University, where he has taught in the Introduction to the Humanities Program, but also Sanskrit, Old Irish, Mycenaean Greek, Old Persian, Khotanese, and Sogdian.
- Ph.D., Harvard University
Greek Ritual Utterances and the Liturgical Style. Diss. Harvard, 1999.