William J. Dominik, PhD

William J. Dominik, PhD William J. Dominik has taught widely in classics and the humanities at a number of universities and is currently professor of classics at the University of Otago. Dominik received a BA from the University of the Pacific, an MA from Texas Tech University, and a PhD from Monash University. He is the founding editor of the journal Scholia. Dominik is the author and editor of several books and other publications on Latin literature and other subjects, including coeditor with William T. Wehrle of Roman Verse Satire: Lucilius to Juvenal (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2000), editor of Words & Ideas (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002; reprinted with corrections 2012), and editor with C. E. Newlands and K. G. Gervais of Brill's Companion to Statius (Brill, 2014).

William J. Dominik, PhD's Books

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  • Words & Ideas

    Editor: William J. Dominik
    Product Code: 4851
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-485-7

    Description & More Details

    Unlike most etymology textbooks, this one presents the words studied in the context of the ideas in which the words functioned. Instead of studying endless lists of word roots, suffixes, and prefixes in isolation, the words are enlivened by the social, literary, and cultural media in which they were used. Readers are introduced to a wide variety of topics from classical antiquity, entertained by clever cartoons, and are able to practice their word knowledge with exercises.