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Adam MarshallDr. Adam Marshall

I studied Classics at Cambridge and at Queen’s University, Belfast and was recently a visiting Lecturer in Classics at the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC), Northeast Normal University, Changchun, P. R. China. In 2009 I returned to Ireland to take up an IRCHSS Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Trinity College, Dublin.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the interpretation and criticism of Latin literature, particularly of the early imperial period (Statius and Silius Italicus), with particular attention to literary setting and traditions, generic identity and intertextuality.  I also have a strong interest in post-classical Latin, particularly the reception of classical authors in Italian Renaissance and Neo-Latin literature.  My major research project is currently a commentary on Book I of Statius’ Siluae which is under contract with Oxford University Press.


In 2010-2011 I am teaching courses in Latin language at undergraduate level, including elementary Latin language, intermediate Latin language and Latin unseen translation.

Select Publications:

‘Statius and the Veteres: Siluae 1.3 and the Homeric House of Alcinous’, Scholia 18 (2009) 78-88.  
‘Allusion and Meaning in Statius: Five Notes on Silvae I’, Mnemosyne 61.4 (2008) 601-618. 
Spectandi Voluptas: Ecphrasis and Poetic Immortality in Statius’ Siluae 1.1’, Classical Journal 106.3 (forthcoming 2011).
Review of P. Roche (ed.), Lucan De Bello Ciuili Book I, Hermathena (forthcoming).

Contact Details

Department of Classics,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2.

Telephone: 00 353 1 8961208
Fax: 00 353 1 6710862

Last updated 25 February 2011