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Michael Lovano

Assistant Professor of History

B.A., Loyola Marymount University
M.A., University of California at Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Programs: History, Classical Studies

Since the fall of 2000, Dr. Michael Lovano has served as the Europeanist among the History faculty at St. Norbert College.

Before coming to St. Norbert, Lovano taught at Pepperdine University in the humanities division and at UCLA in the department of classics as well as in the department of history. Additionally, he led overseas summer programs in Rome, Italy, for both UCLA and Loyola Marymount University/Loyola University Chicago.

Lovano’s academic interests include the cultures of ancient Rome and ancient Greece, Byzantine, Western Medieval and Renaissance intellectual history, classical historiography and Latin literature, ancient archaeology, as well as ancient-medieval architecture and numismatics. He conducts research primarily in the field of Roman history, especially political biography, historiography, civil war and propaganda.

Some of Lovano’s publications include All Things Julius Caesar: An Encyclopedia of Caesar’s World and Legacy, The Age of Cinna: Crucible of Late Republican Rome, “Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus” in Classical Literature and Its Times, and “Rome: A Story of Conflict” in The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World. He is also the author of The World of Ancient Greece: A Daily Life Encyclopedia.

In 2009, Lovano was honored by St. Norbert College with the Ledvina Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Courses
HIST 112 Western Civilization I: From the Bronze Age to the Renaissance
HIST 113 Western Civilization II: Early Modern and Modern Europe
CLAS 326/HIST 326 The History of Ancient Greece
CLAS 328/HIST 328 The History of Ancient Rome
HIST 329 The History of Medieval Europe
HIST 331 The History of the Byzantine Empire
HIST 350 The History of Modern Europe
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