Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Center for the Study of the Early Modern World

Benjamin Driver

Graduate Student Representative and Colloquia Coordinator, Doctoral Student in Classics
Research Interests Latin Prose, Classical Reception, Rhetoric, Style, Early Modern Astronomy


Benjamin Driver received his B.A. in Classics from Dartmouth College in 2013. After this, he taught middle and high school Latin and French for five years. While teaching he became interested in the Neo-Latin of the Renaissance and Early Modern period, especially via the lens of Classical reception. He noticed a particular dearth of commentaries on these texts, which was the impetus for his return to the academy as a member of Brown University’s Department of Classics. His research interests include Latin prose, Classical reception, rhetoric, style, and the rise of the novel.