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Faculty of Classics



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

(2021) “Ancient Rome as Melting Pot: Cooking goes Global”, in Ex-Position 45: 103-16.

(2021) “Afterword: Lights Out”, in T. Geue and E. Giusti, eds., Unspoken Rome: Absence in Latin Literature and its Reception. Cambridge (Cambridge University Press), 324-33.

(2021) “Pun-Fried Concoctions: Wor(l)dplay in the Roman Kitchen”, in M. Fantuzzi, H. Morales and T. Whitmarsh, eds, Reception in the Greco-Roman World:  Literary Studies in Theory and Practice. Cambridge (Cambridge University Press), 241-65.

(2021) “Lucan’s (G)natal Poem: Statius’ Silvae 2.7, the Culex, and the Aesthetics of Miniaturization”, Classical Antiquity 40: 45-75.

(2020) “Why isn’t Homer in Virgil’s Underworld? – and Other Notable Absences”, in C. – and other notable absences”, in C. Gladhill and M. Myers, eds., Walking Through Elysium: Aeneid 6 and the Poetics of Tradition. Toronto (University of Toronto Press), 206-23.

(2019) “Knight’s Moves: The Son-In-Law in Cicero and Tacitus”, Classical Antiquity 38: 2-35.

(2017) “Tasting the Roman World”, in K. Rudolph, ed., Taste and the Ancient Senses. London (Routledge), 90-103.


On leave, Michaelmas Term 2021 and Lent Term 2022


Professor of Latin Literature
Fellow of St John's College

Contact Details

St John's College
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Latest news

Corbett Lecture 2021, “Sympathy and the Problem of Nature”

6 October 2021

Professor Brooke Holmes, Princeton University, will deliver this year’s Corbett Lecture in G19 on Thursday October 21 at 5.00 p.m.

Collaboration between the Faculty of Classics and the University of Ghana

20 October 2021

We are proud to announce that the Faculty of Classics has established a collaborative link with the University of Ghana, generously funded by the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research fund. Developing new connections with Ghana promises to open up new possibilities for research and teaching, which will be beneficial for both...


19 October 2021

The podcast for Aldborough Roman Town , written and presented by Dr Rose Ferraby, is now available. See the project page for more information .

Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics

12 October 2021

A new University post linked to Newnham will continue a College tradition of teaching, research, and taking Classics out into the wider world that goes back more than a century to Jane Harrison. Newnham College, Cambridge is launching the Onassis Classics Fellowship in order to secure a permanent position for the teaching...