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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, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014 (with Michael Silk and Rosemary Barrow). xiii + 516 pages.

Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero’s Speeches, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. viii + 454 pages.

Paideia Romana: Cicero’s Tusculan Disputations, Cambridge: Cambridge Philological Society, 2007. vii + 325 pages.

Research-led Textbooks

Virgil, Aeneid 11 (Pallas & Camilla), Cambridge: OpenBook Publishers, 2018 (with John Henderson). x + 584 pages.

Cicero, Philippic 2, 44–50, 78–92, 100–119, Cambridge: OpenBook Publishers, 2018. 477 pages.

Ovid, Metamorphoses, 3.511-733. Latin Text with Commentary, Cambridge: OpenBook Publishers, 2016 (with Andrew Zissos). vii + 245 pages.

Cicero, On Pompey’s Command (De Imperio), 27-49. Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, Commentary, and Translation, Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2014 (with Louise Hodgson, et al.). 284 pages.

Tacitus, Annals, 15.20–23, 33–45. Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary, Cambridge: OpenBook Publishers, 2013 (with Mathew Owen). 268 pages.

Virgil, Aeneid 4.1–299: Latin Text, Study Questions, Commentary and Interpretive Essays, Cambridge: OpenBook Publishers, 2012. ix + 307 pages.

Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53–86: Latin Text with Introduction, Study Questions, Commentary and English Translation, Cambridge: OpenBook Publishers, 2011. xiv + 191 pages.

Edited Volumes

Roman Frugality: Modes of Moderation from the Archaic Age to the Early Empire and Beyond, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020 (with Cristiano Viglietti). xii + 415 pages.

Augustus and the Destruction of History: The Politics of the Past in Early Imperial Rome, Cambridge: Cambridge Philological Society, 2019 (with Ulrich Gotter, Wolfgang Havener and Louise Hodgson). vii + 365 pages.

Letters & Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018 (with Paola Ceccarelli, Lutz Doering and Thorsten Fögen). ix + 373 pages.

Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood, Oxford: Legenda, 2013 (with Andrew Zissos). xv + 522 pages.

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). viii + 441 pages.

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 79, 2003 (with Martin Ruehl). viii + 208 pages.

Journal Articles

‘A wh(if)f away from the throne, or: Pliny the emperor’, Omnibus 78.2, 2019, 30–2.

‘Liking it Long: Catullus’ Carmina Maiora’, Omnibus 72.2, 2016, 7–9.

‘Metamorphosis – Angles of Approach’, Insights 3.12, 2010, 1–14 (with Andrew Zissos).

‘Barbarian Variations: Tereus, Procne and Philomela in Ovid (Met. 6.412-674) and Beyond’, Dictynna 4, 2007, 1–25 (with Andrew Zissos).

‘Confronting the Beast: From Virgil’s Cacus to the Dragons of Cornelis van Haarlem’, Proceedings of the Virgil Society 25, 2004, 27–48.

‘Ovid’s “Hecale”: Deconstructing Athens in Ovid’s Metamorphoses’, Journal of Roman Studies 94, 2004, 47–72 (with Andrew Zissos).

‘Inspirational Fictions: Autobiography and Generic Reflexivity in Ovid’s Proems’, Greece & Rome, 2000, 67-79 (with Andrew Zissos).

‘Ovid’s Narcissus: Echoes of Oedipus’, American Journal of Philology, 2000, 129-47 (with Andrew Zissos).

Contribution to Edited Volumes

‘Frugalitas, or: The Invention of a Roman Virtue’, in I. Gildenhard and C. Viglietti (eds.), Roman Frugality: Modes of Moderation from the Archaic Age to the Early Empire and Beyond, Cambridge 2020, 237–346.

‘Introduction: Frugality in Theory and History’, in I. Gildenhard and C. Viglietti (eds.), Roman Frugality: Modes of Moderation from the Archaic Age to the Early Empire and Beyond, Cambridge 2020, 1–126 (with the co-editor).

‘Trojan Plots: Conceptions of History in Catullus, Virgil and Tacitus’, in I. Gildenhard, U. Gotter, W. Havener and L. Hodgson (eds.), Augustus and the destruction of history: The politics of the past in early imperial Rome, Cambridge 2019, 241–282 (with Johannes Geisthardt).

‘Introduction: Attending to the Past – On the Politics of Time in Ancient Rome’, in I. Gildenhard, U. Gotter, W. Havener and L. Hodgson (eds.), Augustus and the destruction of history: The politics of the past in early imperial Rome, Cambridge 2019, 1–36 (with the co-editors).

‘A Republic in Letters: Epistolary Communities in Cicero’s Correspondence, 49–44 BCE’, in P. Ceccarelli, L. Doering, T. Fögen and I. Gildenhard (eds.), Letters & Communities: Studies in the socio-political dimensions of ancient epistolography, Oxford 2018, 205–36.

‘Introduction’, in P. Ceccarelli, L. Doering, T. Fögen and I. Gildenhard (eds.), Letters & Communities: Studies in the socio-political dimensions of ancient epistolography, Oxford 2018, 1–39 (with the co-editors).

‘Space and Spin: Geopolitical Vistas in the 40s’, in V. Rimell and M. Asper (eds.), Imagining Empire: Political Space in Hellenistic and Roman Literature, Heidelberg 2017, 75–97.

‘Boreads and Boar Hunters: Cataloguing Argonauts in Metamorphoses 6–8’, in A. N. Michalopoulos, S. Papaioannou and A. Zissos (eds.) Dicite, Pierides: Classical Studies in Honour of Stratis Kyriakidis, Newcastle 2017, 200–46 (with A. Zissos).

‘Cicero’s Dialogues: Historiography Manqué and the Evidence of Fiction’, in S. Föllinger and G. M. Müller (eds.), Der Dialog in der Antike: Formen und Funktionen einer literarischen Gattung zwischen Philosophie, Wissensvermittlung und dramatischer Inszenierung, Berlin 2013, 235–74.

‘General Introduction: Metamorphosis – A Phenomenology’, in I. Gildenhard and A. Zissos (eds.), Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood, Oxford 2013, 1–34 (with A. Zissos).

‘Introduction to Part I: Antiquity and Archetypes’, in I. Gildenhard and A. Zissos (eds.), Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood, Oxford 2013, 36–87 (with A. Zissos).

‘The Transformations of Ovid’s Medea (Metamorphoses vii. 1–424)’, in I. Gildenhard and A. Zissos (eds.), Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood, Oxford 2013, 88–130 (with A. Zissos).

‘Introduction to Part II: Christianity and Classicizing’, in I. Gildenhard and A. Zissos (eds.), Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood, Oxford 2013, 184–221 (with A. Zissos).

‘Introduction to Part III: Science: From the “Post-Metamorphic” to the Posthuman’, in I. Gildenhard and A. Zissos (eds.), Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood, Oxford 2013, 332–87 (with A. Zissos).

‘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, Berlin and New York 2010, 153–185.

‘Introduction’, in I. Gildenhard and M. Revermann (eds.), Beyond the Fifth Century: Interactions with Greek Tragedy from the Fourth Century BCE to the Middle Ages, Berlin and New York 2010, 1–35 (with Martin Revermann).

‘Gelegenheitsmetaphysik: Religiöse Semantik in Reden Ciceros’, in A. Bendlin and J. Rüpke (eds.), Römische Religion im historischen Wandel: Diskursentwicklung von Plautus bis Ovid, Stuttgart 2009, 87–112.

‘A Postmodern Prometheus’, in D. Tregunna and T. Pickeral (eds.), Being Human: Paintings by Chris Gollon, Durham 2009, 36–39.

‘Ontological fluidity’, in: P. Subirós (ed.), Jane Alexander: On Being Human, Durham 2009, 28–31.

‘Greek Auxiliaries: Tragedy and Philosophy in Ciceronian Invective’, in J. Booth (ed.), Cicero on the Attack: Invective and Subversion in the Orations and Beyond, Swansea 2007, 149–182.

‘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.

‘Reckoning with Tyranny: Greek Thoughts on Caesar in Cicero’s Letters to Atticus in Early 49’, in S. Lewis (ed.), Ancient Tyranny, Edinburgh 2006, 197–209.

‘Introduction’, in I. Gildenhard and M. Ruehl (eds.), Out of Arcadia: Classics and Politics in Germany in the Age of Burckhardt, Nietzsche and Wilamowitz, London 2003, 1–6 (with Martin Ruehl).

Philologia Perennis? Classical Scholarship and Functional Differentiation’, in I. Gildenhard and M. Ruehl (eds.), Out of Arcadia: Classics and Politics in Germany in the Age of Burckhardt, Nietzsche and Wilamowitz, London 2003, 161–203.

‘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.

‘Problems of Time in Metamorphoses 2’, in P. Hardie, A. Barchiesi, and S. Hinds (eds.), Ovidian Transformations: Essays on Ovid’s Metamorphoses and its Reception, Cambridge 1999, 31–47 (with Andrew Zissos).

‘Somatic Economies: Tragic Bodies and Poetic Design in Ovid’s Metamorphoses’, in P. Hardie, A. Barchiesi, and S. Hinds (eds.), Ovidian Transformations: Essays on Ovid’s Metamorphoses and its Reception, Cambridge 1999, 162–81 (with Andrew 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, Characterization in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Roman memoria, Sallust and Shakespeare, Contemporary receptions of Homer, Classics and the alt-right, The Roman conception of 'play', Literature and empire in the Roman 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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