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Dr Giulia Fanti
MA Pavia, PhD Cantab

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Instructor in Latin and Greek Language, Faculty of Classics
Stipendiary Lecturer in Classics, St John's College

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St. John's College
Oxford
OX1 3JP

Email: giulia.fanti@sjc.ox.ac.uk

Dr Giulia Fanti

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After reading for an MA in Classics at the University Pavia (Italy), Giulia moved to Cambridge for a PhD in Classics (Corpus Christi College), which she completed with a dissertation on Latin didactic poetry. She was visiting scholar at Columbia University (NYC) during Fall 2015 and at Heidelberg University in 2012-2013. She is a stipendiary lecturer in Classics at St. John’s College, and is one of the faculty's language instructors.

Research Keywords:

Latin literature, Didactic poetry, Lucretius, Manilius, Aetna poem, Cicero, Seneca, Roman philosophy

Research Interests:

Giulia's doctoral thesis focuses on Lucretius' De rerum natura, Manilius' Astronomica and the pseudo-vergilian Aetna, explaining how the presence of a poet's authority influences the development of the didactic process, incorporating the engagement or even intervention of the envisaged audience. Giulia is currently involved in a major research project ('Structures of Epic Poetry'), supported by the German Research Foundation, to co-write the chapter on didactic poetry for a three volume-compendium. Besides didactic poetry, her research interests are mainly focused upon Late-Republican literature, especially Cicero's poetry, and on Roman philosophy, especially Epicureanism and Stoicism.

Selected Publications:

'Grattius' Cynegetica: a Protean Poem at the Heart of the Roman Didactic Tradition', in Grattius in Context(s): Hunting an Augustan Poet., Green, S. (ed.), (Oxford University Press forthcoming: Dec 2017), 61-76 .

'Heracles lamenting in Latin (Cic. Tusc. II.20)', (forthcoming).

'The Failure of Memmius in Lucretius' DRN', LATOMUS , Vol: 76.1, (2017), 58-79.