William “Bill” Biondolino shares Homer’s Illiad with D-E

Faculty member William “Bill” Biondolino was the featured speaker for the second annual Leggett Umpleby Lecture. The theme for the talk was “The Illiad: Homer’s Hierarchy of Needs.” This is Bill’s tenth year teaching Latin and his sixth year teaching at Dwight-Englewood. Before he was a teacher, Bill spent nearly two decades touring nationally and internationally as a professional ballet dancer and musical theater performer. The valedictorian of his class of Hunter College, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin with a minor in history and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He holds a Master’s of Education with a history concentration from Harvard University, in addition to 26 credits in Latin adolescent education and history from Hunter College. This lecture series features D-E faculty members discussing interesting, timely topics within their area of expertise and/or a literary work about which they are truly passionate and informed. All in the D-E School community, including alumni and former faculty/staff and friends, are encouraged and welcome to attend. Questions can be directed to Fred Daly at dalyf@d-e.org.

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