David J. Califf, PhD

David J. Califf, PhD David J. Califf teaches Latin and English literature at The Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and classical mythology in art, literature, and music at Villanova University. Califf received a BA from Rutgers University and an MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a hobby, Califf enjoys giving museum tours and has guided school groups at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania Museum, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. A published Latin poet, Califf is coauthor with Henry V. Bender of Poet and Artist: Imaging the Aeneid (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2004) and is the author of A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition (Wimbleton, 2002), Marathon (Chelsea House, 2002), The Battle of Actium (Chelsea House, 2003), and articles on classical poetry and ancient Greek literary criticism.

David J. Califf, PhD's Books

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  • Poet & Artist: Imaging the Aeneid

    Authors: Henry V. Bender, David J. Califf
    Product Code: 5858
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-585-4

    Description & More Details

    Poet and Artist is a winning combination of a CD that features the Ogilby plates (included by John Dryden in his translation of the Aeneid) and a student edition of the AP* lines of Vergil's epic, complete with questions about Vergil's Latin masterpiece. By juxtaposing the images on the plates, the text of Vergil, and the useful questions to be used as guidelines, the authors have enabled students to increase their comprehension of the Latin passage and its textual details and to reflect more critically upon the text and the artist's canvas.