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Plotting the Garden

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University

Dan-el Padilla Peralta is Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University, where he is affiliated with the Programs in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies and the University Center for Human Values. He has co-edited a volume on appropriation in Roman culture for Cambridge University Press (Rome, empire of plunder: the dynamics of cultural appropriation [2017]) and publishes regularly on Roman literary and cultural history. His book on state formation and religious practice in 4th- and 3rd-century BCE Roman Italy is under contract with Princeton University Press, and a co-authored book on 338 BCE and the beginnings of Roman empire is under contract with Harvard University Press. His 2015 memoir Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to Ivy League (Penguin Press) received an Alex Award from the American Library Association.  Abstract