John Lanier began his study of Latin in college at the University of Georgia, where he triple-majored in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Classical Civilization. He remained at Georgia to complete a n MA in Classical Languages, where he wrote a thesis concerning early Greek and Phoenician colonization in the Western Mediterranean. He then moved to California to enter the doctoral program in the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley.
John is currently ABD at Berkeley and is now a full-time instructor of Latin here at Stanford OHS. John has taught Latin at all levels, including three years as the Director of Berkeley's Summer Latin Workshop. At the University of Georgia and at Berkeley, John taught a wide variety of related subjects, including Classical Myth, Greek Religion, and Greek and Roman Civilization John's favorite Roman authors are the poet Ovid and the general Iulius Caesar. In his limited free time, John enjoys tossing the frisbee, going to the beach, and working on his Roman historical novel project.