Robert Sonkowsky

Robert Sonkowsky Robert Sonkowsky is a professor emeritus of classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota. Sonkowsky received his bachelor's degree from Lawrence College and his PhD from the University of North Carolina. He is an authority on Latin rhetoric and the pronunciation of Golden Age Latin. He is an honorary member of the Center for Chronobiology in the Mayo Building, Medical School. Sonkowsky is a leading authority on and a performer of oral renditions of classical texts. He made the album Homer: The Death of Patroclus - Chapter XVI of the Iliad with Folkways Records as part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Numerous other recordings of his in classical Greek and Latin are available on the Internet. Sonkowsky is the author of Latin Aloud: Audio APĀ® Selections from Vergil, Catullus, Ovid, Cicero, and Horace (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2007).

Robert Sonkowsky's Books

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  • Unsound Science: eBook, Audio, Commentary

    Author: Robert Sonkowsky
    Product Code: AG235

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    Unsound Science includes 46 poems written by Classicist, actor, and chronobiologist, Robert Sonkowsky. Many of the poems are written with unusual rhyme schemes and with forms such as the sonnet, villanelle, free verse, and prose poetry. The subjects of Sonkowsky's poetry range from love to aging to religion and of course science, all written with the wit and wisdom one would expect from a beloved professor, learned scholar, and consummate performer.