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I am currently a Junior Research Fellow (under Title A) at Trinity College Cambridge, following a year as Teaching Fellow for Latin at the University of Warwick. I completed my PhD at Cambridge and previously studied at Oxford (MSt) and St Andrews (MA). 


My research at present focuses on two forms of ancient poetry: lyric (esp. Horace, lyric time) and epigram (Greek, Latin, inscribed, literary). Throughout my research, I attempt to give equal attention to Greek and Latin material. I am also particularly interested in analysing poetry along other forms of ancient cultural production, such as artworks or calendars.

I am currently writing a book based on my PhD thesis which analyses the motif of carpe diem in Greek and Latin literature. 


Key publications: 
  • “Highway to hell: AP 11.23 = Antipater of Thessalonica 38 G-P”, Mnemosyne 72 (2019): 459-70.
  • “A note on Laelia in Martial 10.68: Code-switching, linguistic and moral purity, and Cicero’s influence on Martial 10.68”, Hermes 147 (2019): 508-14.
Junior Research Fellow in Classics, Title A
Trinity College
Dr Robert A. Rohland

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