Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole

Student

Office Hours: 

Tuesday & Thursday 4:30–5:30, by appointment, and whenever you see me on campus.
Office Location: Page 209

Tom is a Ph.D. student finishing up a dissertation on political thought in Tacitus’ minor works (DialogusGermania, and Agricola).  His academic interests include Greek and Roman political thought and rhetoric, Latin love poetry, and the reception of political thought, especially in early America.  Tom has attended Latin and Greek immersion programs to help him adapt active-learning methods to teaching classical languages.

Before graduate school, Tom was a lawyer specializing in business litigation.  For this reason, he is interested in how an education in the classics overlaps with a legal education.  He has an A.B. in Classics and Government from Franklin & Marshall College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a J.D. from Drexel University, where he was on the board of the law review.

Cole, T. J. “Ciceronian thought at the Constitutional Convention.” Global Intellectual History, Jan. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1080/23801883.2019.1637271. Full Text

Cole, Thomas, et al. Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation: Franchise Law. American Bar Association, 2012.

Cole, Thomas, and Bret Asbury. “Why The Bluebook Matters: The Virtues Judge Posner and Its Other Critics Overlook.” Tennessee Law Review, vol. 75, The Tennessee Law Review Association, Inc., 2011, pp. 95–95.

Cole, Thomas, and Seth Grossman. “The Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District: Learning from Other BIDs.” Drexel Law Review, vol. 3, no. 1, 2010, pp. 125–125.

Cole, Thomas. “Propertius 3.3’s Summary of Ennius’ Annales.” New England Classical Journal, vol. forthcoming.

Cole, Thomas. “Using Classics in a Law Career.” Franklin and Marshall Classics: News.

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Bass Instructional Fellowship: Instructor of Record awarded by Duke University (2019)

Competitive Teaching Fellowship awarded by Classical Studies Department, Duke University (2019)

Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2018)

Summer Research Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2017)

Presidential Scholarship awarded by Drexel University, School of Law (2008 to 2011)

 
  • Tom Cole with one of the main organizers of Living Latin and Greek events, Claire Catenaccio.
    Tom Cole with one of the main organizers of Living Latin and Greek events, Claire Catenaccio.
  • Attending a session about pedagogy conducted in Latin.
    Attending a session about pedagogy conducted in Latin.
  • Attending a session about pedagogy conducted in Latin.
    Attending a session about pedagogy conducted in Latin.