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Frances Titchener

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Department of History

Professor - Ancient history, Latin and Greek language, and ancient biography

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 310
DialPhone: 435-797-1298
SendEmail: frances.titchener@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Classics, University of Texas, 1988
“An Historical Commentary on Plutarch's Life of Nikias,” P. Green, Director
MA, Classics, University of Texas, 1981
BA, Classics; Psychology, University of Houston, 1979

Biography

Frances Titchener has taught at USU since 1987. She was awarded a Research Fulbright to Belgium in 2003, and spent fall 2010 as a Visiting Scholar at Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium.


Teaching Interests

FBT teaches all levels of Latin and ancient Greek language, as well as history courses on Ancient Greece and Rome. She was named the Teacher of the Year for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences for 1994. In 1995 she was selected the CASE Professor of the Year for the State of Utah by the Carnegie Foundation, and she received the national Teaching Excellence Award (college or university level) from the American Philological Society in 1999.

Research Interests

While finishing her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Titchener became interested in the politics of 5th century (BCE) Athens, and she chose for her dissertation topic a commentary on Plutarch's biography of Nicias, one of the important political figures of the day. She was attracted by the broad range of sources such a project involved and the complexity of the biographical genre. Her research still tends to focus on issues of structure and methodology in the writings of ancient historians and biographers, particularly those of Plutarch. In 1984, she joined the International Plutarch Society and became the society's international coordinator and editor of the journal Ploutarchos in 1987.

Awards

R. Edward Glatfelter Service Award, 2015

College of HaSS

Research Fulbright to Belgium, 2003

CIEE

1999 Teaching Excellence Award, 1999

American Philological Association

"Top Prof", 1999

USU Mortarboard Society

"Top Prof", 1998

USU Mortarboard Society

1995 CASE Professor of the Year for the State of Utah, 1995

Carnegie Foundation

"Top Prof", 1993

USU Mortarboard Society

Teacher of the Year, 1993

College of HASS, USU

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Titchener, F.B, (2016). A Versatile Gentleman. Leuven University Press
    • Titchener, F.B, (2015). Fame and Infamy. OUP
    • Book Chapters

    • Titchener, F.B, (2014). Fate, Fortune, and Destiny: A Companion to Plutarch. Wley Blackwell
    • Titchener, F.B, (2011). Plutarch's Quaestiones Convivales: Sampling a Rich Blend. A Survey of Scholarly Appraisal: The Philosopher's Banquet. Plutarch's Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire. Oxford University Press

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Titchener, F.B, (2009). The Role of Reality in Plutarch’s Quaestiones Convivales: Symposion and Philanthropia in Plutarch. Centro de Estudos Clássicos e Humanísticos da Universidade de Coimbra, 395-401.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  HIST 3130 - Greek History, Fall 2016

                  LATN 3100 - Intermediate Latin Prose, Fall 2016

                  LATN 3130 - Intermediate Latin Poetry, Spring 2016

                  HIST 3150 - Roman History, Spring 2016

                  GRK 4300 - Advanced Greek Readings, Fall 2015

                  LATN 1010 - Beginning Latin I, Fall 2015

                  HIST 3130 - Greek History, Fall 2015

                  GRK 3300 - Intermediate Greek Prose, Fall 2015

                  GRK 4300 - Advanced Greek Readings, Spring 2015

                  LATN 4100 - Advanced Latin Readings, Spring 2015

                  LATN 3130 - Intermediate Latin Poetry, Spring 2015

                  HIST 3150 - Roman History, Spring 2015

                  LATN 1010 - Beginning Latin I, Fall 2014

                  HIST 3130 - Greek History, Fall 2014

                  GRK 3300 - Intermediate Greek Prose, Fall 2014

                  LATN 4930 - Directed Readings in Latin Poetry and Prose Authors, Spring 2014

                  GRK 3330 - Intermediate Greek Poetry, Spring 2014

                  HIST 3150 - Roman History, Spring 2014

                  LATN 4100 - Advanced Latin Readings, Fall 2013

                  LATN 1010 - Beginning Latin I, Fall 2013

                  HIST 3130 - Greek History, Fall 2013

                  LATN 4930 - Directed Readings in Latin Poetry and Prose Authors, Spring 2013

                  LATN 3130 - Intermediate Latin Poetry, Spring 2013

                  HIST 3150 - Roman History, Spring 2013

                  GRK 4300 - Advanced Greek Readings, Fall 2012

                  LATN 1010 - Beginning Latin I, Fall 2012

                  USU 1320 - Civilization: Humanities, Spring 2012

                  LATN 4930 - Directed Readings in Latin Poetry and Prose Authors, Spring 2012

                  HIST 3150 - Roman History, Spring 2012

                  LATN 1010 - Beginning Latin I, Fall 2011

                  HIST 3130 - Greek History, Fall 2011

                  LATN 1020 - BEG LATIN II, Spring 2011

                  LATN 4930 - DIRECTED READINGS, Spring 2011

                  LATN 3130 - INTERM LATIN POET, Spring 2011

                  HIST 3150 - ROMAN HISTORY (CI), Spring 2011

                  HIST 4990 - SPECIAL TOPICS (CI), Spring 2011


                    Creative Works - Performances

                    • Scene from Seneca's Medea, Theatre - Perform, - 2015
                    • Scene from Seneca's Medea, Theatre - Perform, - 2015
                    • Alcestis, Theatre - Perform, - 2013
                    • Alcestis, Theatre - Perform, - 2013
                    • Alcestis, Theatre - Perform, - 2013
                    • Alcestis, Theatre - Perform, - 2013
                    • Alcestis, Theatre - Perform, - 2013
                    • Alcestis, Theatre - Perform, - 2013

                          Graduate Students Mentored