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Dr Daniel Jolowicz

Dr Daniel Jolowicz

Isaac Newton - Ann Johnston Research Fellow in the Humanities

Clare Hall
Herschel Road
Cambridge
CB3 9AL

Research Interests

Greek and Roman novels

Imperial Greek literature, esp. the thorny question of whether the imperial Greeks read Latin literature

Augustan poetry of the first century BCE

Troy in the imperial period

I am interested in how Greek literature written under the Roman Empire in the first three centuries CE responds to Rome. In my DPhil thesis (which I am currently converting into a monograph) I argue that the Greek novels were engaging with Latin literature in all sorts of surprising and subversive ways. My new project looks more broadly at how Greeks of the imperial period generate strategies for resisting Roman power and how this is linked to their engagement with aspects of Roman culture. In this connection the role of Troy is currently my central focus.

Upcoming events

Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That!

Jul 31, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Aesop's Forest: the Scared Lion

Jul 31, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Meet the Romans

Aug 08, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Journey to the End of the World

Aug 15, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That!

Aug 17, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Inaugural Lecure: Professor James Clackson

Jun 06, 2017

Watch again: the inaugural lecture by Professor James Clackson, Professor of Comparative Philology, " 'Dangerous Lunatics’: Cambridge and Comparative Philology".

Laurence Seminar: Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 May 2017

May 16, 2017

Details of this year’s Laurence seminar, Freedom of speech, censorship and the ancient world, are now available online.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Apr 21, 2017

Information on the next round of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is now available online.

Greek Play 2016 Videos now on line

Feb 07, 2017

Highlights and a full length video of the Cambridge Greek Play 2016, a double bill of Antigone and Lysistrata, are now available to view on line.

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