I work on the late republic, especially Sallust, who appeals to me because he watched his world fall apart and because he is fascinated by troublemakers – even if not always sympathetic to them.  My own particular focus is Sallust’s ‘Historiae’ and Sallust’s representation of Roman rhetoric.  I have also been working recently in classical reception, where my research is focused on the American poet E. E. Cummings. I like the way that Cummings responds to Classical verse: ambitious, provocative, and disobedient.  My recent book, ‘E. E. Cummings’ Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza’ (Oxford, 2016), won a 2018 First Book Award from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMS).

I hold BA, MSt and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford.

My role in College

I am Director of Studies in Classics and Ancient History, working closely with the Director of Studies in History in making provision for Ancient and Modern History, as well as tutor for a range of papers on the undergraduate syllabuses.

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