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Dr Ingo Gildenhard

Dr Ingo Gildenhard

University Reader in Classics and the Classical Tradition

Fellow of King's College

Schools Liaison Officer

King's College

Office Phone: 01223 761005

Research Interests

Latin literature (especially Cicero, Virgil, Ovid), Roman culture, the classical tradition

Research Supervision

Recent topics supervised include: Seneca’s tragedies and the aesthetics of pantomime, Images of Virgil, Legitimacy and res publica in the late republic.

Key Publications


The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought (with Michael Silk and Rosemary Barrow) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)

Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero’s Speeches (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Paideia Romana: Cicero’s Tusculan Disputations (Cambridge: Cambridge Philological Society, 2007)

Edited volumes:

Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood (Oxford: Legenda, 2013) (with Andrew Zissos)

Beyond the Fifth Century: Interactions with Greek Tragedy from the Fourth Century BCE to the Middle Ages (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2010) (with Martin Revermann)

Out of Arcadia: Classics and Politics in Germany in the Age of Burckhardt, Nietzsche and Wilamowitz (London: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplement Series, 2003) (with Martin Ruehl)

A-Level Commentaries

Cicero, On Pompey's Command (De Imperio), 27-49. Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, Commentary, and Translation (with Louise Hodgson, et al.) (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2014)

Tacitus, Annals, 15.20-23, 33-45. Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary (with Mathew Owen) (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2013)

Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1–299: Latin Text, Study Questions, Commentary and Interpretative Essays (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2012)

Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53–86: Latin Text with Introduction, Study Questions, Commentary and English Translation (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2011)

Selected Articles

‘Of Cicero’s Plato: Fictions, Forms, Foundations’, in M. Schofield (ed.) Aristotle, Plato and Pythagoreanism in the First Century BC, Cambridge 2013, 225-75.

‘Buskins and SPQR: The Roman Reception of Greek Tragedy’, in I. Gildenhard and M. Revermann (eds.) Beyond the fifth century: interactions with Greek tragedy from the fourth century BCE to the Middle Ages, de Gruyter 2010, 153-85

‘Virgil vs. Ennius - or: The Undoing of the Annalist’, in W. Fitzgerald and E. Gowers (eds.) Ennius perennis: the Annals and beyond, Cambridge 2007, 73-102

‘Barbarian Variations: Tereus, Procne and Philomela in Ovid (Met. 6.412-674) and beyond’, Dictynna 4, 2007, 1-25 (with A. Zissos)

‘Ovid’s “Hecale”: Deconstructing Athens in Ovid’s Metamorphoses’, JRS 94, 2004, 47-72 (with A. Zissos)

 ‘The “Annalist” Before the Annalists: Ennius and his Annales’, in U. Eigler et al. (eds.) Formen römischer Geschichtsschreibung von den Anfängen bis Livius. Gattungen, Autoren, Kontexte, Darmstadt 2003, 93-114

 ‘Ovid’s Narcissus: Echoes of Oedipus’, AJP 121, 2000, 129-47 (with A. Zissos)

‘Inspirational Fictions: Autobiography and Generic Reflexivity in Ovid’s Proems’, Greece & Rome 47, 2000, 67-79 (with A. Zissos)

Upcoming events

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 24, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Happy Families?

Oct 25, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Archaeology Seminar

Oct 25, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Literature Seminar

Oct 26, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room 1.04

Strike a Pose

Oct 27, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

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Vacancy - Research Associate, ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ Project (CREWS)

Oct 20, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be a member of the ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ (CREWS) project, led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele.

How to write a Greek Dictionary

Oct 06, 2016

Watch the film about the Faculty's Greek Lexicon Project, working towards a a new dictionary of Ancient Greek.

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 in Room LG.17, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site. 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.

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