Dr Tristan Franklinos

Academic Background

After reading for an MA in Classics at St Andrews, I came up to Oxford for an MPhil in Classical Languages and Literature before completing a doctorate on the elegies of Propertius.

I am a Lector in the Faculty of Classics, Supernumerary Fellow at Wolfson College and Lecturer at Oriel College.  Previously, I was a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College. From 2022 to 2024, I am also an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Fellow at the Abteilung für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie (Mittellateinische Philologie) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.

Research Interests

I am currently working on a literary commentary on [Vergil]'s Catalepton and Priapea that concerns itself with the construction of reader and author in relation to the collection alongside the more philological aspects of the poems. This project has been complemented by a volume I have co-edited with Laurel Fulkerson on the ideas of authorship and readership in the Appendices Vergiliana, Tibulliana, and Ouidiana

My first monograph, The Book as Beloved. Metapoetry and Intratextuality in Propertius, considers Propertius as his own first reader and explores the ways in which the Latin elegist Propertius engages with and recasts his own poetic material, as well as that of his peers and predecessors, in order to articulate the relationship that he constructs for himself with his beloved and with his poetry.

I have also edited an interdisciplinary volume on the thirteenth-century Codex Buranus with Henry Hope, and am now working on an annotated edition of Peter Abelard's Hymns, and on Sicco Polenton's quattrocento history of the Latin language.

More broadly, I am interested in the literature of the first century BC (esp. the poets and Vitruvius); the Latin literature of the Middle Ages; the place of the author and the reader in relation to the text; and in textual criticism, palaeography, and the history of the book (see: www.teachingthecodex.com).


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