David B. George   Professor and Chair of Classics

I did my undergraduate work in Classics and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  I then went to The Ohio State University where I completed my Ph.D. in Classics.  My dissertation examined the Neronian poet Lucan’s relationship to Stoic philosophy and politics.

Over the years I have worked on a number of aspects of the ancient world.  I have written on Hebrew narrative in the Bible, Greek Tragedy, Roman Epic, and Ancient Philosophy.  For the last 15 years, I have been working on archaeological projects in Western Crete and central Italy.  Currently, I am co-director of a project that is excavating several sites just outside of Orvieto, Italy.  Theses sites range from a pyramidal hypogeum deep underneath Orvieto to an Etrusco-Roman site 12 kilometers away as well as a medieval church.  You can explore some of them at digumbria.com.

I am in the midst of preparing the 150 or so Etruscan inscriptions that we have excavated in the hypogeum for publication.

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications:

"Indagini archeologiche presso la Fontana di Coriglia" in G.M. Della Fina, E. Pellegrini, Da Orvieto a Bolsena
Percorsi nella Storia un Territorio tra Etruschi e Romani
(Pisa 2013) 82-87 .pdf

"Etruscan Arms and Warfare" in Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The World of the Etruscans (Rutledge 2013) 542-550 .pdf