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Dr. Rob Banks
I grew up twenty minutes from the beach in a small town in Delaware. In 1996, I moved to the suburbs of Washington D.C., where I remained until moving to Florence in 2012.
I hold a BA in History Summa Cum Laude from Salisbury University, an MA in Ancient History from the University of Maryland College Park, and a PhD in Early Christian Studies from the Catholic University of America. I am primarily interested in religion in Late Antiquity and early Christian monasticism. My languages include Latin, Classical Greek, Coptic, German, and French.
I teach language courses in both Latin and Classical Greek to students at FMS, FFC, and FHS. For more about the program and the unmatched value of studying these languages click here.
In my spare time I enjoy making bad jokes, weightlifting, and biking.
Also see me on Twitter @DrRobBanks1