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Dr Ingo Gildenhard

Dr Ingo Gildenhard

University Reader in Classics and the Classical Tradition

Fellow of King's College

King's College

Office Phone: 01223 761005

Research Interests

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

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.

Key Publications


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)

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

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

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

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)

Upcoming events

Aesop's Forest: The Owl and the Grasshopper

Apr 04, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Art Blast

Apr 05, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

J.H Gray Lectures 2018

May 08, 2018

Upcoming events

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Senior Research Fellowship, All Souls College, Oxford

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The Faculty congratulates Dr Lucia Prauscello, Reader in Greek Literature and Language, on her appointment to a Senior Research Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford.

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Dr Yannis Galanakis elected to The Archaeological Society at Athens

Feb 08, 2018

Dr Galanakis has been elected to a regular membership of The Archaeological Society at Athens, the oldest archaeological organisation in Greece established in 1837.

The CREWS project at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Jan 17, 2018

The CREWS project has collaborated with the Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Museum to produce a fantastic display.

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