DR J ALISON ROSENBLITT
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I work on the late republic, especially Sallust, who appeals to me because he watched his world fall apart and because he is fascinated by troublemakers – even if not always sympathetic to them. My own focus is particularly on Sallust’s Historiae and on Sallust’s representation of Roman rhetoric, and I am working now on my first book: Rome after Sulla. I am interested more generally in Roman republican political history (especially the 70s BC), in Roman political thought, in the textual relationships between Sallust and Cicero, and in Tacitus, who regarded Sallust as his greatest predecessor. More recently I have been working also on the modernist American poet E.E. Cummings, whose response to Classical verse is ambitious and provocative.
I have been at Oxford since I read Ancient and Modern History as an undergraduate at Wadham. I did my graduate work on the speeches from Sallust’s Historiae and I now teach across the Roman history periods. I love teaching: I think that students ask good questions. I have an academia.edu profile here, and I can be contacted by e-mail at “email@example.com”.
2013. ‘Pretentious Scansion, Fascist Aesthetics, and a Father-complex for Joyce: E.E. Cummings on Sapphics and Ezra Pound.’ Cambridge Classical Journal 59.
2013. ‘Sallust’s Historiae and the voice of Sallust’s Lepidus.’ Arethusa 46, 447-470.
2012. ‘Rome and North Korea: Totalitarian Questions.’ Greece & Rome 59, 202-13.
2011. ‘The “devotio” of Sallust’s Cotta.’ American Journal of Philology 132, 397-427.
2006. ‘The Lindisfarne Gospels and the Aesthetics of Anglo-Saxon Art.’ Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 13. (My undergraduate thesis.)
Last updated: 8 October 2013.