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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

Ancient Philosophy Seminar

May 04, 2017

1.11

The B Club

May 08, 2017

1.11

The B Club

May 15, 2017

1.11

Lost: an evening with Issam Kourbaj and Ruth Padel

May 17, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Upcoming events

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Apr 21, 2017

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

Craven Seminar, 1-3 June 2017

Apr 04, 2017

A provisional programme for this seminar on ‘Eschatology and Apocalypse in Graeco-Roman literature’ in now 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.

Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets

Jan 05, 2017

21-22 March 2017. This conference, the second in the Understanding Relations Between Scripts series, focuses on the development of alphabetic writing systems in the later second and earlier first millennia BC.

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