I was an undergraduate (1974-78) and graduate student at Worcester College, Oxford. In 1981 I was appointed to a Research lecturership (= Junior Research Fellowship) at Christ Church, and in 1982 I succeeded Colin Macleod as Tutor in Classics. I have held this role ever since, periodically also holding various college and faculty offices.
Homeric epic (current project, nearing completion, a commentary on Iliad 18); tragedy; historiography; style, rhetoric and the poetic or literary use of language; irony and related concepts.
Dué, C. and Ebbott, M. 2010. Iliad 10 and the poetics of ambush: a multitext
edition with essays and commentary (Washington, D.C.). Dueck, D. 2012. ... '
Some stylistic notes on Iliad xviii', AJPh 89: 257–83 1970. 'Homeric speech
Marcus the Stoic in 'Marius the Epicurean'
Pater the Classicist Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism
Pater the Classicist is the first book to address in detail Walter Pater's important contribution to the study of classical antiquity.
LYSISTRATA AND FEMALE SONG
The Classical Quarterly
<jats:p>Among the many points of interest in N.G. Wilson's admirable new text of Aristophanes is his handling of the closing scene of <jats:italic>Lysistrata</jats:italic>, and in particular the question of the heroine's role in that scene. In the new OCT we find the short speech 1273–8 ascribed to Lysistrata, while the apparatus notes ‘legato tribuunt quidam’ (in other words, to one of the Athenian males already on stage). The song which follows (1279–90) is also given to Lysistrata, but the apparatus comments ‘quis canat incertum est.’ Finally Lysistrata is presumed to speak the single line 1295 inviting the Spartan ambassador to sing a fresh song.</jats:p>
Book review: Plato and the Traditions of Ancient Literature: the Silent Stream, written by Hunter, R.