About Roman Personas
I have taught Latin for more than twenty years across middle school, high school, community college, and university levels. For those who are interested in the full, academic version, my CV is available here. If you want the more personal stuff, I am married to my wife, Melissa, who is also a Latin teacher. We have two children, a son and daughter who are both elementary aged. In addition to lots of "Daddy things," I, along with my wife, am active in our church. I am an author (please visit me at www.stevenrperkins.weebly.com) and amateur wood worker, and while long walks along the beach are fine, I am more avid about fountain pens, Ford Mustangs, classic rock 'n' roll, philosophy, theology, and eating red meat.
I owe thanks to the Lilly Endowment for its Teacher Creativity Fellowship, which I received in 2011. This fellowship allowed me to research Republican-era Roman military and visit with re-enactors, such as the dedicated men of Legion XXIV and Legion XXX at the Muster on the Maumee in Ohio.
Special thanks to Dr. Bernie Barcio, founder of Pompeiiana. For many years Dr. Barcio taught Latin at the high school and university levels, furthered the cause of Classics through Pompeiiana, and introduced countless audiences to "the grandeur that was Rome" through such characters as tribune Marcus Loreius Tiburtinus. I owe Dr. Barcio quite a debt of gratitude for his gracious help as I began the process of re-enactment.
In this same vein I must thank David Smith, optio of Legio XXIV, and Latin teacher in Michigan. David provided much useful advice as I began the process of establishing the character of Gaius Crastinus.
Finally, I must thank my good friend, Dr. Timothy Long, professor emeritus of Classical Studies at Indiana University. For more than twenty years Tim has been a teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend. He is my first contact whenever a question related to Classics arises.
Please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org