Dr Giulia Fanti

I studied at the University of Pavia (Italy), before joining the University of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, where I obtained my PhD (2017). I have visited a few Classics departments around the world, among which Heidelberg University (DE) and Columbia University (NYC). I am instructor of Ancient Greek and Latin language at the Faculty of Classics, and stipendiary lecturer in Classics at St. John's College, where I  teach Latin and Greek language (translation and composition) and literature. I also run reading classes on both Greek and Latin texts. 

I am now reworking my doctoral dissertation for publication. Focusing mainly on Lucretius and Manilius' poems, it aims to explain 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, relying for the first time on a thorough analysis of the linguistic features that define the main ‘interlocutors’ of a didactic work. My interests lie also upon Late-Republican literature, especially Cicero's minor poetic fragments. Another project I hope to undertake further in the future is to write a commentary on Manilius IV, thereby filling a major lacuna in scholarship, as there is no modern commentary dedicated to this book.

Lucretius, Didactic Poetry, Cicero, Manilius, Vergil, Roman Philosophy.

Latin and Greek language; Latin and Greek prose composition: Latin and Greek literature.

Full Publications: dr_giulia_fanti_full_publications.docx

Selected Publications:

  • 'Grattius' Cynegetica': A Protean Poem at the Heart of the Roman Didactic Tradition

  • Qualche appunto in risposta a «Chi, cosa resisterà mai a tempestas e a vetustas?» Cic. Arat. fr.2 (N. Ciano)

  • The Failure of Memmius in Lucretius' DRN

  • More
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