Tom Zanker received his doctorate from Princeton in 2010, and greatly looks forward to his fourth year of teaching at Harvard. His dissertation (and current book project) focuses on descriptions of decline and related phenomena in Roman literature, particularly in Horace’s Odes and Epodes. He is also interested in the contemporary philosophy of language, and is working on a project on how expressions of meaning were employed in Greek and Latin. He has published on a range of topics, such as the concept of the golden age, the history of Vergilian scholarship, Hesiod's Works and Days, the field of reception studies, and ancient and modern rhetoric. This year, Tom will be offering an undergraduate course on Caesar, convening the graduate Latin survey (Latin 201) as well as the undergraduate survey of imperial Latin (Latin 112b), and launching himself once more into the brilliant world of Classical Mythology.