Professor of Latin
Term time office hours: Term 2: Thursday 10.00-11.00 & Friday 10.00-11.00
Research interests: Roman drama; Roman epic; Cicero’s speeches; reception studies, esp. Neo-Latin
I got in touch with Classics very early via family, friends and the curriculum of my secondary school. Having become interested in the subject, I studied Classics and English at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg im Breisgau and spent a happy year as an affiliate student at UCL in between. After my first degree, I continued to do a PhD and another qualification (the German "Habilitation") in Freiburg, where I had the opportunity to work as a member of a special research project on Roman tragedy. Subsequently, I enjoyed a generous five-year-research fellowship awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which enabled me to familiarize myself with international academia by several stays abroad and allowed me to focus on a commentary on Cicero’s Philippics 3–9, which was published in summer 2007.
I joined the Department of Greek and Latin in September 2007, where I continue to do research on Cicero’s speeches and Roman Republican drama for the time being, while I am also planning more work on Valerius Flaccus as well as reception topics, especially on British Neo-Latin poetry and early modern opera. Besides, I am interested in a variety of other aspects of and approaches to Latin literature. This is reflected in my teaching, which includes courses on Roman drama, Roman historiography, Roman epic, Latin letters and marginal authors (in the original language and / or in translation).
- Die Cyzicus-Episode und ihre Funktion in den Argonautica des Valerius Flaccus, Göttingen 1999 (Hypomnemata 127)
- Fabulae praetextae. Spuren einer literarischen Gattung der Römer, München 2001 (Zetemata 108)
- Pacuvius – summus tragicus poeta. Zum dramatischen Profil seiner Tragödien, München / Leipzig 2003 (BzA 191)
- Römische Tragödien und Praetexten republikanischer Zeit: 1964–2002, Lustrum, Jahrgang 2001, Band 43, 2004, 11–237
- Cicero, Philippics 3–9. Edited with Introduction, Translation and Commentary. Vol. 1: Introduction, Text and Translation, References and Indexes; Vol. 2: Commentary, Berlin / New York 2007 (Texte und Kommentare 30)
..A full bibliography can be found here.
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