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Dr Cédric Scheidegger Laemmle

Dr Cédric Scheidegger Laemmle

Affiliated Lecturer

Director of Studies at Girton College

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue


In addition to my roles at Cambridge, I hold a Lectureship in Latin at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where I also act as Chair of the Scientific Board for the Basel Fellowships in Latin Literature.

Research Interests

Augustan and Imperial Latin Poetry | Cicero | Late Latin Literature | Classical Reception

Key Publications

Werkpolitik in der Antike. Studien zu Cicero, Vergil, Horaz und Ovid. München: C.H. Beck, 2016 (Zetemata: Monographien zur Klassischen Altertumswissenschaft 152).

(ed. with R. Laemmle, K. Wesselmann) Lists and Catalogues in Ancient Literature and Beyond. Towards a Poetics of Enumeration. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2021 (Trends in Classics Suppl. Volumes 107)

Recent articles:

«medio Veneris in usu. L’obscénité et sa critique», in L. Chappuis-Sandoz (ed.), Au-delà de l’élégie d’amour. Métamorphoses et renouvellements d’un genre latin dans l’Antiquité et à la Renaissance, Paris: Clas­si­ques Garnier, 2011. 85–120.

«Homer on Kithairon. Negotiating Narrative and Dramatic Representation in Euripides’ Bacchae» (with R. Laemmle), The Classical Journal 108/2 (2012/2013) 129–158.

«Martial on Ovid on Ovid. Mart. 11.104, The Remedia Amoris, and Saturnalian Poetics», Classical World 107/3 (2014) 319–345.

«Einige Pendenzen. Weben und Text in der antiken Literatur», in H. Harich-Schwarzbauer (ed.), Texts and Textiles in the Ancient World. Materiality, Representation, Episteme, Metapoetics. Oxford: Ox­bow, 2015, 167–208.

«Herrscherbilder. Optatian und die Strukturen des Panegyrischen» (with P. Schierl), in M. Squire, J. Wienand (eds.), Morphogrammata. The Lettered Art of Optatian. Figuring Cultural Trans­for­mations in the Age of Constantine and Beyond. München: Fink, 2016, 283–318.

«Last Words. Cicero’s Late Works and the Poetics of a Literary Legacy», in A. Gavrielatos (ed.), Self-Presentation and Identity in the Roman World, Newcastle: CSP, 2017, 17–36.

«Der Raub der Persephone. Eine Blütenlese» (with R. Laemmle), in: R. Möhrmann (ed.), Die Ent­jungferung – Fiktionen der Defloration, Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner, 2017, 3–31.

«On Cicero’s De domo. A survey of recent work», Ciceroniana online 1/1 (2017) 147–156.

«Lob – Reden – Schreiben. Szenen eines prekären Verhältnisses», in C. Ritter-Schmalz, R. Schwitter (eds.), Die Materialität des Textes. Alltägliche Präsenz und literarische Reflexion in der antiken Schriftkultur, Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2019, 261–286.

«Epic Catalogues» (with C. Reitz, K. Wesselmann), in S. Finkmann, C. Reitz (eds.), Structures of Epic Poetry, vol. I: Foundations. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2019, 653–725.

«Starring Hypatia. Amenábar’s Ágora and the Tropology of Reception», in D. LaValle Norman, A Petkas (eds.), Hypatia of Alexandria. Her Context and Legacy. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020, 209–237.

«Literarische Rollen», in M. Möller (ed.), Ovid Handbuch. Leben – Werk – Wirkung. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 2021, 137–143.

«Arachne, Pygmalion, Daedalus, Marsyas, Orpheus – der Künstler und sein Werk», in Möller 2021, 365–380.

«Cataloguing Contemporaries. Ovid, Ex Ponto 4.16 in Context», in Laemmle/Scheidegger Laemmle/Wesselmann 2021, 361–400.


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