Garth Tissol, Professor of Classics, completed his Ph. D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught at Emory since 1987. His primary research focus is Latin literature of the Augustan and imperial periods, and he has a secondary focus on English literature and the Classics. His most recent publication is an edition and commentary on Ovid’s Epistulae ex Ponto, book 1 (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Other publications include The Face of Nature: Wit, Narrative, and Cosmic Origins in Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Princeton University Press, 1997) and a Festschrift (co-edited with W. W. Batstone), Defining Genre and Gender in Latin Literature: Essays Presented to William S. Anderson on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday (Peter Lang, 2005).