Ancient Worlds Talk: History, Politics, and Vergil’s Aeneid

15 October 2018 (Mon), 4:30 PM
At Elm Common Lounge

Stephen Harrison has been teaching Classics at Corpus since 1987. His main research and teaching interests are in Latin literature and its reception. He has written books on Virgil, Horace and on the Roman novelist Apuleius, and has edited, co-edited or co-authored more books on Virgil, Horace, the Roman Novel, Classics and literary theory and Latin literature in general, and on the reception of classical literature; his commentary on Horace Odes 2 appeared with CUP in 2017, along with a book for Bloomsbury on the reception of Horace in 19C UK (Victorian Horace).  He is currently working on a further monograph on the reception of Apuleius’ story of Cupid and Psyche. He is very interested in how Classics is taught and researched elsewhere in the world. Outside his tutorial duties he has been a visiting lecturer in five continents, makes regular visits to North America and Italy, has recently become more involved in classics in Malta, Brazil and Japan, and worked for some years on collaborative Latin commentary projects in the Netherlands and Germany; he is an occasional visiting professor at the Universities of Copenhagen and Trondheim and has been a visiting professor/fellow at Princeton IAS, Stanford, Bergen and Otago. In 2017-20 he will hold a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.