Basil Dufallo received the Ph.D. in Classics from UCLA in 1999 and has been teaching at the University of Michigan since 2001. He is the author of The Ghosts of the Past: Latin Literature, the Dead, and Rome’s Transition to a Principate (The Ohio State University Press, 2007) and The Captor’s Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis (Oxford University Press, 2013) and has edited Roman Error: Classical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws (Oxford University Press, 2018) as well as, with Peggy McCracken, Dead Lovers: Erotic Bonds and the Study of Premodern Europe (University of Michigan Press, 2006). Additional publications include articles on Latin literature and Roman culture. He is the recipient of a Faculty Fellowship at U-M’s Institute for the Humanities (2010-11) and a Visiting International Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick (2018) and is active in the Society for Classical Studies. Ongoing projects include a book entitled Disorienting Empire: Republican Latin Poetry's Wanderers. Teaching interests include undergraduate courses on Roman civilization and undergraduate and graduate courses at all levels on Latin literature.