Curriculum Vitae

Personal Particulars
Education, Dissertation
Professional Interests
Teaching Experience
Malaysian Ministry of Education
Internet Work
My Æsthetic Side

Dear Reader,

You who now see this page after following a link given on one of my brief, "official" CVs I welcome for having come, I assume, after your interest and curiousity was piqued.  It is not every day that one finds a classical scholar living in Borneo!  Because you are here voluntarily, I decided in writing this that I was under no pressure to be brief.  On the contrary, you may be a person who would like to know as much about me as possible, and by sparing details I might disappoint you.  Read this as you please.  For those who might like more informal information, in this democratic age of the internet, I am compiling a "FAQ" page about myself.  Click Here for my FAQs.
Otto Steinmayer

Home address:

P. O. Box 13
94500 Lundu, Sarawak

handphone: 013-5652185







Personal particulars

Date of Birth: March 1956
Place of Birth: New Britain, Connecticut, USA
Citizenship: USA
Status: Married, with one child.  (See also my family page)


Yale University

Amherst College, B.A., 1978.  Awarded combined senior Latin and Greek prizes.

The Hotchkiss School, 1971-1974. Awarded combined senior Latin, Greek, and Music prizes.

Indian Mountain School 1969-1971.  [Here is where I started Latin. ]

Professional Interests 

Teaching Experience


Books, and also in Arion,  Borneo Research Bulletin,  Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Classical Bulletin, Journal of Music Theory, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Malaysian Branch, New Straits Times, Sarawak Gazette, Sarawak Museum Journal, Times Literary Supplement.

[I have also acted as scribe and typed up many texts, otherwise hard to get, (e.g. Maximianus) and posted them on the Internet, on the Philological Museum website, the Latin Library, as well as on my own Ikanlundu.]

For complete list of publications, please  click on this link.


Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Internet work

I founded and moderate the BORNEO-LIST, in response to a request by scholars at a conference in 2005.  This list is intended to be a resource for Borneo news, for scholarly exchange and anything else, serious or not, to do with Borneo.  The URL is
and the archives reside at
I have also tried to contribute to the commonwealth of the internet by posting a page on Lundu, where I live now, and by typing up and posting texts of interest (especially to classicists) that otherwise would be difficult to find.   I have also posted some "entertainments."  All this I have done for the pleasure of doing it, and I hope also for the reader's information and pleasure.  Here's my homepage URL again:

My Æsthetic side




Dr. Sharifah Aishah Osman, Head
Department of English
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603 - 79675505
Fax: 603 - 79595456

Prof. Dr. Carol Elizabeth Leon

Prof. Dr. Susan Philip

also Dept. of English, Universiti Malaya



R. K. Dentan
Professor Emeritus [SUNY/Univ. Buffalo]
318 Beard Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14214-1710 USA

Prof. Victor Bers
Department of Classics
Yale University
Box 208266
New Haven, CT 06520-8266
Office phone: (203) 432-0988
Office fax: (203) 432-1079


[Prof. Lim Chee Seng---my good friend---died February 2011.  Most of my older referees are no longer on this earth.]