Assistant Professor of Humanities
B.A., University of Waterloo; M.A., University of Toronto; Ph.D., Harvard University.
Flatt was born and raised in Ontario. A classicist by training and inclination, Flatt has studied and taught the history, culture, and languages of ancient Greece and Rome at both Canadian and American institutions. He is passionate about making more of the treasures of this ancient inheritance familiar and accessible to contemporary audiences, and is dedicated to the conservation and ongoing interpretation of the Western classical tradition.
His research and teaching interests are mainly literary, and include epic poetry (from Homer to the biblical epics of Late Antiquity), Greek and Roman historiography, Christian Humanism in the time of the Reformation, and 17th-century English literature. He also enjoys learning about the medieval North, Puritanism, and American history, and enthusiastically supports the current revival of interest in classical education in the United States and Canada.
Flatt’s articles have appeared or are forthcoming in The Classical Journal, Classical World, The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, and Vigiliae Christianae. He is currently preparing an edition and translation of Erasmus’ Annotations on the Gospel of John for the Collected Works of Erasmus, as well as a book on biblical epic. He has also contributed translations to Held in Honor: Wisdom for Your Marriage from Voices of the Past (edited by Robert Plummer and Matt Haste).
He is married to his best friend, Liz, and when he is not reading or writing he likes to go fishing (but never catches anything).