Michael Fontaine, PhD – Long Bio

Michael Fontaine, PhD, is Associate Professor of Classics and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Cornell University.  He publishes mostly on Latin literature and ancient Roman society.  He is the author of Funny Words in Plautine Comedy and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy, both published by Oxford University Press (2010 and 2014), and the editor and translator of Joannes Burmeister’s Neo-Latin comedy Aulularia (Leuven University Press, 2014).  His 2013 paper ‘On Being Sane in an Insane Place—the Rosenhan Experiment in the Laboratory of Plautus’ Epidamnus’ was published in Current Psychology and reposted, with commentary by Jeffrey Schaler, at Szasz.com.