- Ph.D. in Classics, Columbia University (2015)
- M.Phil. in Classics, Columbia University (2012)
- M.A. in Classics, University of Illinois (2009)
- B.A./M.A. in American Studies, University of Münster, Germany (2009)
Dr. Hanses’s research interests lie in ancient comedy and humor, intertextuality in Latin prose and poetry, and the History of Ideas (both ancient and modern). He has also published on Greek and Latin wordplay, ideological biases in Roman historiography, and the reception of the Classics in Europe and North America.
He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled “The Life of Comedy after the Death of Plautus,” which examines Roman comedy and its influence from the stage onto the pages of Latin literature (ranging from Cicero to Juvenal). More recently, he has begun collaborating with Stephen Wheeler on a Digital Humanities edition of the works of the 16th-century poet Juan Latino, a Black African former slave who served as Professor of Latin in Grenada, Spain.
Dr. Hanses has presented his research in Britain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Canada, and the US. His teaching focuses on Latin literature of the Roman Republic and Empire, as well as on the wider subject of Humor in the Ancient World.
“Juvenal and the Revival of Greek New Comedy at Rome.” In: C. W. Marshall and T. Hawkins, eds. Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. 25-41.
“Plautinisches im Ovid: The Amphitruo and the Metamorphoses.” In: I. N. Perysinakis and Evangelos Karakasis, eds. Plautine Trends: Studies in Plautine Comedy and Its Reception. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014. 223-256.
“The Pun and the Moon in the Sky: Aratus’ ΛΕΠΤΗ Acrostic.” CQ 64 (2014): 609-614.
“Mulier inopia et cognatorum neglegentia coacta: Thornton Wilder’s Tragic Take on The Woman of Andros.” In: A. Augoustakis and A. Traill, eds. A Companion to Terence. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 429-445
“Summo genere gnatus: Aristocratic Bias in Quintus Claudius Quadrigarius.” RhM 154 (2011): 152-175
“Antikebilder im ‘Federalist’ / ‘Antifederalist.’” In: U. Niggemann and K. Ruffing, eds. Antike als Modell in Nordamerika? Konstruktion und Verargumentierung, 1763-1809. Munich: Oldenbourg, 2011. 85-110.
Latin 102: “Elementary Latin II”
Latin 402: “Terence’s Eunuchus: A Roman Comedy and Its Afterlife”