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Dr Emily Gowers

Dr Emily Gowers

University Reader in Latin Literature

Fellow of St John's College

St John's College

Office Phone: 337869

Key Publications


Horace Satires I (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics, 2012)

Ennius Perennis: The Annals and Beyond, ed. with William Fitzgerald (Cambridge Classical Journal Supplementary Volume, 2007)

The Loaded Table: Representations of Food in Roman Literature (Oxford, 1993)

Recent articles

"Trees and Family Trees in the Aeneid", Classical Antiquity 30 (2011) 87-118.

"Augustus and 'Syracuse'", Journal of Roman Studies 100 (2010) 69-87.

"Dangerous Sailing: Valerius Maximus and the Suppression of Sextus Pompeius", Classical Quarterly 61 (2010) 446-9.

“The Ends of the Beginning: Horace, Satires I", in Perceptions of Horace: A Roman Poet and his Readers, ed. L. Houghton and M. Wyke, Cambridge (2009) 39-60. 

In press

"Under the Influence: Maecenas and Bacchus in Georgics 2", in Augustan Poetry and the Irrational, ed. P. Hardie (OUP)

"Noises Off: The Thyestes Theme in Tacitus' Dialogus", in 8th Trends in
Classics: Roman Drama, ed. S. Frangoulidis and A. Rengakos (De Gruyter)

"Tasting the Roman World", in Taste and the Ancient Senses, ed. K. Rudolph (Acumen)

"Rus in urbe: l'intimité urbaine dans la poésie d'Horace", in L'invention de la vie privée et le modèle horatien, ed. N. Dauvois and B. Délignon (Editions Garnier)

"Dido and the Owl", in Wordplay and Powerplay in Latin Poetry, ed. P. Mitsis and I. Ziogas (De Gruyter)

"Girls will be Boys and Boys will be Girls, Or, What is the Gender of Horace's Epodes?", in Horace, Epodes: Literary Contexts, ed. P. Bather and C. Stocks (OUP)


  • On leave 2014-2016, supported by a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.

Upcoming events

Sometimes all that glitters is gold

Oct 10, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

Mycenaean Seminar

Oct 12, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.11

Literature Seminar

Oct 12, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 17, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Archaeology Seminar

Oct 18, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

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New Discovery

Sep 20, 2016

Professor Jack Davis and Dr Sharon Stocker (Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati), ‘Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos’, 5 pm on Monday 10 October. To reserve your place please reply to by Monday 3 October.

Temporary University Lectureships in Classics (Ancient History)

Aug 31, 2016

Applications are welcome for two temporary lectureships in Classics (Ancient History) from 01 January 2017. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for further information.

Vacancy - Research Associate (Archaeology)

Aug 30, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate (Archaeology) from 01 November 2016. For more information and details on how to apply, please see the Jobs & Vacancies page.

Celebrating Cambridge Classics

Aug 19, 2016

Tim Whitmarsh, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture, “Oedipus the Atheist”, on Friday 14 October at 5pm in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Site. This begins a weekend of Classics celebrations including the Greek Play and a Symposium on Greek Drama at Newnham College.

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