Ursula Poole

Graduate Student

604 Hamilton Hall


  • Attic oratory
  • Rhetoric
  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of mind

Ursula M. Poole hails from New York, which her family has called home for twelve generations. She received her A.B. degree in Classics from the University of Chicago and her Master’s degree in the same field from Columbia University. Her primary interests are Greek oratory and rhetorical theory, and she is developing a dissertation on the emotions in the Attic orators under the direction of Elizabeth Irwin. Additional research interests include exilic experience and its iterations in Roman poetry, literary theory and criticism (ancient and modern), metaphor, and gender theory. She has presented papers on the passions in Seneca’s Thyestes (APA 2013), medical terminology in Longinus’ On the Sublime (SCS 2015), and gender-inflected rhetoric in Isocrates’ Helen (CAMWS 2015), among others. She has taught Introductory and Intensive Greek and Intermediate Latin and also tutors extensively in the New York City area, chiefly for children with learning disabilities.