Christina S. Kraus
Thomas A. Thacher Professor of Latin.
She reviews frequently for Classical Review and Bryn Mawr Classical Review (for which she is also on the editorial board), and serves on the advisory boards of The Oxford History of Historical Writing and of Trends in Classics (de Gruyter).She gave the 2009 Martin Classical Lectures at Oberlin College on the topic, "Tacitean polyphonies: The Agricola and its scholarly reception" and has just finished contributions to A. J. Woodman's, forthcoming commentary on Tacitus’s Agricola for the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series.
Selected Recent Publications
- The classical commentary: Histories, practices, theory
(ed., with R. K. Gibson, Leiden 2002)
- "Hair, hegemony, and historiography: Caesar’s style and its earliest critics",
pp. 97-115 in Aspects of the language of Latin prose,
edd. J. N. Adams, M. Lapidge, and T. Reinhardt (Oxford 2005)
- Visualizing the tragic: Drama, myth, and ritual in Greek art and literature
(ed., with S. Goldhill, H. P. Foley, and J. Elsner, Oxford 2007)
- "Bellum Gallicum", pp. 159-74 in A companion to Julius Caesar,
ed. M. T. Griffin, Blackwell 2009
- Oxford readings in classical subjects: Livy
(ed., with J. D. Chaplin, Oxford 2009)
- Ancient historiography and its contexts
(ed., with J. Marincola and C. Pelling, Oxford 2010)
LATN 424/LATN 724/CPLT 594
Fall 2013, L5
An introduction to Latin lyric poetry, concentrating on Horace's Odes, but with readings also from Catullus and Horace's Epodes. Emphasis will be placed on interpretation rather than simply on translation.
Topics of focus include: lyric poetics; the development of the genre; the poet's voice; problems and theory of translation; modern receptions of Horace; Horace's reading of Catullus.