Emily Fairey

MA, Pratt Institute. PhD, CUNY. Fairey has taught Latin, Greek, and classical studies at CUNY colleges, Drew University, Rutgers University, Stern College, and Sarah Lawrence College. She has also managed digital humanities projects, such as the L'Année Philologique (2000-2008), and has worked at the Brooklyn College Open Educational Resources Project, performing website building, digital pedagogy, and instructional design (2015-present). SLC, 2023–

Undergraduate Courses 2022-2023

Greek (Ancient)

Intermediate Greek: Poetry and Prose

Intermediate, Small seminar—Spring

Prerequisite: two semesters of Beginning Greek or the equivalent or permission of the instructor

In this course, students of Ancient Greek will choose two texts, one by a prose author and one by a poet, for close reading over the semester. Examples of texts might be: Herodotus’ Histories and the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, or the poems of Sappho and Plato’s Symposium. Our goal will be to investigate poetic and prosaic literary constructs, review grammar, and to read different types of Ancient Greek texts.



Beginning Latin

Open, Seminar—Year

This course provides an intensive introduction to Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, with a view toward reading the language as soon as possible. Close reading of Vergil’s Aeneid in English will accompany intensive language study in the fall. By midsemester, students will be translating authentic excerpts of Latin poetry and prose. During the spring semester, while continuing to develop and refine their knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary, students will read selections from Vergil’s Aeneid in Latin.