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Faculty of Classics



Key publications: 


(2025) The Small Stuff of Roman Antiquity (University of California Press)
(2024) Rome’s Patron: The Lives and Afterlives of Maecenas (Princeton University Press)
(2012) Horace Satires I, Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics (Cambridge University Press)
(2007) Ennius Perennis: The Annals and Beyond, ed. with William Fitzgerald (Cambridge Classical Journal Supplementary Volume (Oxbow Books)
(1993) The Loaded Table: Representations of Food in Roman Literature (Oxford University Press)

Recent articles, etc.

(2024) Foreword, The Doctors’ Dinner Party, by Ibn Butlan, ed. P. Kennedy and J. Farrell, Library of Arabic Literature, NYU Abu Dhabi.
(2023) “Are Trees Really Like People?”, in F. Martelli and G. Sissa, eds, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the Environmental Imagination. London (Bloomsbury), 103-24.
(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 RomeAbsence 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. 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.



Professor of Latin Literature
Fellow of St John's College

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St John's College
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Latest news

VIEWS project Visiting Fellowships

20 May 2024

We invite applications for two funded VIEWS project Visiting Fellowships, with a deadline of 30th June 2024. For further details please follow this link.

Dr Richard Duncan-Jones FBA 1937-2024

19 May 2024

The Faculty is saddened by news of the death of Dr Richard Duncan-Jones FBA FSA. He had been a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College since 1963 where he was a college lecture in Classics and Director of Studies for many years.

Language Teaching Associate

17 May 2024

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Fixed Term Teaching Associate from 01 September 2024 until 31 August 2026 (0.6 FTE). The teaching will principally involve intensive reading classes in Greek and Latin for students without A level qualification or equivalent at entry. For more details see here. CLOSING DATE...

New appointment in Latin literature

15 May 2024

The Faculty is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Elena Giusti as a new Assistant Professor of Latin literature. She will join the Faculty in the new academic year. Elena will be joining from the University of Warwick, where she is currently Associate Professor of Latin . She works broadly on Roman literature and...