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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

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

Publications

Key publications: 

Books

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)

http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/284

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

http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/215

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

http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/162

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

http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/96

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)

Teaching and Supervisions

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.

Professor of Classics and the Classical Tradition
Fellow and Director of Studies at King's College
Dr Ingo  Gildenhard

Contact Details

King's College
Cambridge
CB2 1ST
ig297@cam.ac.uk
01223 761005
Not available for consultancy

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