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 poet E.E. Cummings, whose relationship to Classical verse is ambitious and provocative.
I read Ancient and Modern History as an undergraduate at Wadham College (Oxford). I did my graduate work on the speeches from Sallust’s Historiae and I am presently a lecturer at Balliol College and at New College (Oxford). I teach across the Roman history periods. I love teaching: I think that students ask good questions. I can be contacted by post at New College and by e-mail at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
2013. ‘Sallust’s Historiae and the voice of Sallust’s Lepidus.’ Forthcoming in Arethusa 46.3.
2013. ‘Pretentious Scansion, Fascist Aesthetics, and a Father-complex for Joyce: E.E. Cummings on Sapphics and Ezra Pound.’ Forthcoming in the Cambridge Classical Journal 59.2.
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: 2 May 2013.