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Prof. Stephen Heyworth
MA PhD Camb, MA Oxf


Professor of Latin, Faculty of Classics
Bowra Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Wadham College


Wadham College

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Prof. Stephen Heyworth


Stephen Heyworth has been Bowra Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Wadham College since 1988; throughout this period he has taught textual criticism and Latin palaeography to undergraduates and Masters students as well as giving lectures and classes on Latin literature (especially poetry of the first century B.C.). He attended Collyer's Grammar School in Horsham, and then did his undergraduate and doctoral studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, before teaching at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds. His doctorate was an examination of the manuscript tradition of the Latin elegist Propertius, which led on to an Oxford Classical Text of the poet together with a detailed textual commentary entitled Cynthia. More recently (with his Wadham colleague, James Morwood) he has published a commentary for students on Propertius 3 (Oxford, 2011). His current work concentrates on the text, manuscript tradition and contexts of Ovid's Fasti, and will lead to a commentary on Book 3 (CUP) and an OCT of the whole poem. He was editor of Classical Quarterly from July 1993 to November 1998.

Research Keywords:

Latin Poetry, Propertius, Ovid, Textual Criticism

Full Publications:

Click here for a downloadable pdf of full publications:  S-Heyworth-Publications-Jan-2016.pdf

Selected Publications:

'Irrational panegyric in Augustan poetry', in Augustan Poetry and the Irrational, P. Hardie (ed.), (Oxford 2016), 240-60.

'Authenticity and other textual problems in Heroides 16', in Latin Literature and its Transmission: papers in honour of Michael Reeve, R.L. Hunter & S.P. Oakley (eds.), (Cambridge 2015), 142-70.

'Lutatius Catulus, Callimachus and Plautus' Bacchides', CQ 65, (2015), 390-5.

'Notes on the text and interpretation of Vergil's Eclogues and Georgics', in Virgilian Studies. A Miscellany dedicated to the Memory of Mario Geymonat , H.C. Günther (ed.), (Nordhausen 2015), 195-249.

'Poems 62, 67, and other Catullian dialogues', in What Catullus wrote: problems in textual criticism, editing and the manuscript tradition, D. Kiss (ed.), (Swansea 2015), 129-55.