Miss Hannah Phelps
Instructor of Latin
Again and again, Hannah finds herself captivated by the power of language. Through words, people relate to others—those nearby and those living across the world, as well as those of the distant past. Each language is beautiful and unique, and it opens the way for us to understand the people and culture that produced it. Ultimately, God revealed Himself to us in His Word, and it is often through words that we communicate the glory of God to others.
Having studied Latin for going on ten years, Hannah is a member of the Houston Baptist University Honors College, and she will graduate in May of 2021 with a bachelor of arts in Latin and a minor in writing. She has read and translated selections from The Aeneid, Cicero’s speeches, Seneca’s letters, the Vulgate, and Augustine’s writings, among others. At the Classical Association of the Midwest and South (CAMWS) conference in 2020, she presented her paper “Stilicho: Barbarian Blood in a Roman Heart,” which was one of nine undergraduate papers selected.
Since January 2018, Hannah has served as a writing, Latin, and beginning Greek tutor for the HBU Academic Success Center. During the 2019-2020 school year, she taught homeschool highschool classes in a variety of subjects including Latin, algebra 1, American literature, introductory logic, basic economics, and physical science.
Hannah is a member of University Park Baptist Church, and in her free time, she enjoys reading, writing fiction, playing chess or sports with friends, and studying Japanese—her first modern language. She hopes to continue pursuing the beauty of language by one day living overseas and by learning as many new languages as she can.