Latin language and literature, especially poetry of the late Republic and Augustan age
- Roman elegy and epic
- Catullus, Lucretius, Vergil, Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid
Greek language and literature, especially poetry from Homer to the Hellenistic period
- Epic and epigram
- Homer, Hesiod, and Theocritus
The ancient literary tradition
- Genre, aesthetics, and intertextuality(/li>
The concept of love in Roman poetry
- Tracing the development of a cultural concept
Fall 2017 Courses
Elementary Classical Greek I (GRK 101)
Prose of the Roman Republic (LAT 400)
Publications and Works in Progress
Book in progress
Taking Love Seriously: Elegiac Love and Death in Aeneid 7–12.
Published articles and book chapters
“Elegiac Amor and Mors in Vergil’s ‘Italian Iliad’: A Case Study (Verg. Aen. 10.185–193).” Classical Quarterly 65.2 (2015): 693–703.
“Heu Ligurine: Echoes of Vergil in Horace Odes 4.1.” Vergilius 61 (2015): 29–42.
“Primus Pastor: The Origins of Pastoral Programme in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.” In Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle, edited by Alison Keith and Jonathan Edmondson. University of Toronto Press, 2016.
“Nulla fabula tegenda: Ovid’s Elegiac Revision of Vergilian Allusion.” In Uncovering Anna Perenna: Interdiscplinary Approaches to Roman Myth and History, edited by Sarah McCallum and Gwynaeth McIntyre. Bloomsbury Academic. Forthcoming.
“Ego sum pastor: Pastoral Transformations in the Tale of Mercury and Battus (Ov. Met. 2.676–707).” Classical Outlook. Forthcoming.
Sarah McCallum and Gwynaeth McIntyre, eds. Uncovering Anna Perenna: Interdiscplinary Approaches to Roman Myth and History. London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic. Forthcoming.