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Emmanuel C. Bourbouhakis joined the faculty of the Department of Classics in the Fall of 2011 and comes to Forbes as a new Faculty Adviser. A Classicist by training (Ph.D. Harvard) he answered the call to teach and write about the long legacy of Greek literature down the (mostly Byzantine middle) ages. Before coming to Princeton he held fellowships at the Freie Universität Berlin and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., and taught at Harvard University and Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg. His principal research interests lie in the uses of rhetoric, historiography, letter-writing, as well as friendship and cultural history broadly. So far at Princeton he has taught intro-level ancient Greek, a cultural history of Homeric reception titled 'Homer After Homer', and a survey of Post-Classical/Christian Greek literature. In the Fall of '12 he will be teaching a new graduate seminar on Late Antique and Byzantine historiography, an undergraduate course on Plato, followed by Intensive 'turbo' Greek and a History of Friendship: Ancient, Mediaeval, Modern in the Spring of '13. In the absence of mountains to ski or seas to sail he consoles himself with B-list movies and sorties to the Metropolitan Opera.