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Cait Mongrain

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I received both my B.A. (2012) and M.A. (2015) in Classics from Texas Tech University, where I subsequently worked as an Instructor of Classics (2015 - 2018), primarily teaching Latin. I also had the privilege of serving as the Editorial Assistant for the American Journal of Philology from May 2014 until August 2018.

My research has focused on literary depictions of spectacle and spectacular violence in Imperial literature, particularly in the accounts of the historians. My M.A. thesis, entitled The Spectacle of the 'New': Novelty in the Roman Arena as a Literary Trope, used narrative theory to examine "novel" or "shocking" depictions of the arena in Tacitus, Cassius Dio, Martial, and Juvenal. I hope to continue pursuing my interests in historiography and satire during my time at Princeton, as well as exploring new areas of study.