St. Bonaventure University

Faculty Emeriti


Matz, David S

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Classics
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Arts and Sciences

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Professor, Classics
Chair, Classics
CONTACT
Phone: (716) 375-2467
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OFFICE
Plassmann Hall, E14
COURSES TAUGHT
  • Latin (all levels)
  • Greek Civilization
  • Roman Civilization
  • Homer's Iliad (Honors)
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Minnesota
  • B.A., Lawrence University
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Books Published: 

  • Greek and Roman Sport: A Dictionary of Athletes and Events. McFarland & Company, 1991.
  • Ancient World Lists and Numbers. McFarland & Company, 1995.
  • An Ancient Rome Chronology 264-27 B.C. McFarland & Company, 1997.
  • Famous Firsts in the Greek and Roman World. McFarland & Company, 2000.
  • Daily Life of the Ancient Romans. Greenwood Press, 2002. Republished in soft cover by Hackett Publications, 2008.
  • Daily Life Through World History in Primary Documents. Volume I: The Ancient World. Greenwood Press, 2009.
  • Voices of Ancient Greece and Rome: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life. ABC-CLIO, 2012.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
My latest book, Roman Sports, A-Z.  Athletes, Venues, Events, and Teams (McFarland & Co.) will be published shortly. I’m also working on a book for ABC-CLIO, on common misconceptions about the ancient Greeks.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
In addition to teaching classes and writing books, I’m also a second baseman/third baseman on an over-50 baseball team in Jamestown, N.Y. We play our games in beautiful Diethrick Park.

I served as an assistant women’s softball coach at SBU for 10 years, finally "retiring" after the 2011 season, and I’ve also worked as a coach and instructor at Bona Baseball Coach Larry Sudbrook’s two-week summer baseball camps. And I taught a short course on baseball analytics at Chautauqua Institution in the summer of 2019.

Dr. Matz at bat in his other life:

Dr. Matz at bat in his other life.


















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