Fiachra Mac Góráin
Lecturer in Classics
Office hours: Term 2: Monday 3.30-4.30 & Tuesday 11-12
Research interests: Augustan poetry, especially Virgil; Virgilian exegesis; Dionysus in Latin poetry; intertextuality; the reception of Virgil in Ireland.
I completed a Classics degree at Trinity College Dublin in 2002, and a Master of Studies in Classics at Oxford University in 2005. My doctorate (Oxford 2009), entitled 'Tragedy and the Dionysiac in Virgil's Aeneid', focussed on the intertextual relations between the Aeneid and Dionysiac tragedy, on the epic's Dionysiac stratum more broadly, and on the interactions between Apollo and Dionysus in the Aeneid. I am currently converting the thesis into a book, as well as preparing articles on the poetics of vision in the Aeneid, the reception of Virgil in Ireland, and Cristoforo Landino and Virgilian Platonism.
This academic year I am Study Abroad and Affiliate Students Tutor.
- "The politics of appropriation: levels of authority in Virgil’s rewriting of Homer". In A. Klostergard Petersen (ed.), Contextualising rewritten scripture: wrestling with authority in the rewriting of scripture (Brill 2013)
- "Virgil's Bacchus and the Roman Republic". In D. Nelis, J. Farrell (eds.), The Roman Republic in Augustan Poetry (Oxford 2012)
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