Dr Alison Rosenblitt


Dr Alison Rosenblitt

Lecturer in Ancient History and Director of Studies in Classics

Dr Rosenblitt read Ancient & Modern History as an undergraduate, and did her graduate work on Sallust’s Historiae. She now divides her time between the late Roman republic – where her interests include Latin historiography, Roman oratory, and Roman political history – and classical reception, where she works on early literary modernism, especially the American modernist poet E.E. Cummings.


More details on her personal academic webpage: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~wadh0494/


Research & Publications




E.E. Cummings Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza, Classcial Presences Series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)




‘Hostile Politics: Sallust and the rhetoric of popular champions in the late republic’, American Journal of Philology, 137 (2016), 655-88


‘The Turning Tide: the politics of the year 79 BC’, Transactions of the American Philological Association, 144 (2014), 415-44


‘“a twilight smelling of Vergil”: E.E. Cummings, Classics, and the Great War’, Greece & Rome, 61 (2014), 242-60


‘Pretentious Scansion, Fascist Aesthetics, and a Father-Complex for Joyce: E.E. Cummings on Sapphics and Ezra Pound’, Cambridge Classical Journal, 59 (2013), 178-98


‘Sallust’s Historiae and the voice of Sallust’s Lepidus’, Arethusa, 46 (2013), 447-70


‘Rome and North Korea: totalitarian questions’, Greece & Rome, 59 (2012), 202-13


‘The “devotio” of Sallust’s Cotta’, American Journal of Philology, 132 (2011), 397-427