Monica Gale
Professor, Classics

Biography

Born and educated in Birmingham, UK, I studied Classics in Cambridge and went on to hold posts at the University of Newcastle and Royal Holloway, University of London, before joining the staff at Trinity College Dublin in 1998.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Monica R. Gale, Reading Intertextuality in Propertius 2, Dictynna: Revue de poétique latine, 14, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Monica Gale, Space, Place and Literary Topographies, Hermathena: A Trinity College Dublin Review, (193), 2016, p5 - 9 Journal Article, 2016

Hermathena: A Trinity College Dublin Review, 193, (2016), Monica Gale, [eds.] Journal, 2016

'Aliquid putare nugas': Literary Filiation, Critical Communities and Reader-Response in Catullus in, editor(s)R.L. Hunter and S.P. Oakley , Latin Literature and its Transmission, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp88 - 107, [Monica R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2015

Piety, Justice, and Labour in Lucretius and Hesiod in, editor(s)D. Lehoux, A.D. Morrison and A.R. Sharrock , Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp25 - 50, [Monica R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2013

Virgil's Caesar: Intertextuality and Ideology in, editor(s)J. Farrell and D.P. Nelis , Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic in , Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp278 - 296, [M.R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2013

Putting on the Yoke of Necessity: Myth, Intertextuality and Moral Agency in Catullus 68 in, editor(s)I.M.LeM. Duquesnay, A.J. Woodman , Catullus: Poems, Books, Readers, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp184 - 211, [Monica R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2012

Digressions, Intertextuality and Ideology in Didactic Poetry: The Case of Manilius in, editor(s)S.J. Green and K. Volk , Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp205 - 221, [Monica R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2011

Monica R. Gale, Lucretius: De Rerum Natura V, Oxford, Aris and Phillips, 2009, 1 - 222pp Book, 2009

M.R. Gale, Oxford Readings in Lucretius, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007 Book, 2007

Lucretius and Previous Poetic Traditions in, editor(s)P.R. Hardie and S. Gillespie , The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp59 - 75, [Monica Gale] Book Chapter, 2007

Lucretius in, editor(s)J.M. Foley , A Companion to Ancient Epic, Oxford, Blackwell, 2005, pp440 - 451, [M.R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2005

Didactic Epic in, editor(s)S.J. Harrison , A Companion to Latin Literature, Oxford, Blackwell, 2005, pp101 - 115, [M.R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2005

Avia Pieridum loca: Tradition and Innovation in Lucretius in, editor(s)C. Reitz and M. Horster , Wissensvermittlung in dichterischer Gestalt, Stuttgart, Steiner-Verlag, 2005, pp175 - 191, [M.R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2005

The Story of Us: A Narratological Analysis of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura in, editor(s)M.R. Gale , Latin Epic and Didactic Poetry: Genre, Tradition and Individuality, Swansea, Classical Press of Wales, 2004, pp49 - 71, [M.R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2004

M.R. Gale, Latin Epic and Didactic Poetry: Genre, Tradition and Individuality , Swansea, Classical Press of Wales, 2004 Book, 2004

Introduction: Genre, Tradition and Individuality in, editor(s)M.R. Gale , Latin Epic and Didactic Poetry: Genre, Tradition and Individuality, Swansea, Classical Press of Wales, 2004, ppxi - xxiii, [M.R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2004

M.R. Gale, Poetry and the Backward Glance in Virgil's Georgics and Aeneid, Transactions of the American Philological Association, (133), 2003, p323 - 352 Journal Article, 2003

M.R. Gale, Lucretius and the Didactic Epic, London, Bristol Classical Press, 2001 Book, 2001

M.R. Gale, Etymological Word-Play and Poetic Succession in Lucretius, Classical Philology, 96, 2001, p168 - 172 Journal Article, 2001

M.R. Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition, Cambridge, C.U.P., 2000 Book, 2000

M.R. Gale, War and Peace in Lucretius and the Georgics, Proceedings of the Virgil Society, 23, 1998, p101 - 128 Journal Article, 1998

M.R. Gale, Propertius 2.7: Militia Amoris and the Ironies of Elegy, Journal of Roman Studies, 87, 1997, p77 - 91 Journal Article, 1997

M.R. Gale, The Shield of Turnus (Aeneid 7.783-92), Greece and Rome, 44, 1997, p176 - 196 Journal Article, 1997

M.R. Gale, The Rhetorical Programme of Lucretius I, Nottingham Classical Literature Studies, 5, 1997, p57 - 66 Journal Article, 1997

M.R. Gale, Virgil's Metamorphoses: Myth and Allusion in the Georgics, Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society, 41, 1995, p36 - 61 Journal Article, 1995

M.R. Gale, Lucretius 4.1-25 and the Proems of the De Rerum Natura, Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society, 40, 1994, p1 - 17 Journal Article, 1994

M.R. Gale, Myth and Poetry in Lucretius, Cambridge, C.U.P., 1994 Book, 1994

M.R. Gale, Man and Beast in Lucretius and the Georgics, Classical Quarterly, 41, 1991, p414 - 426 Journal Article, 1991

'te sociam ratio': Hunting as Paradigm in the Cynegetica in, editor(s)Steven J. Green , Grattius in Context(s): Hunting an Augustan Poet, Oxford, Oxford University Press, [Monica R. Gale] Book Chapter,

Plagues and the Limits of Didactic Authority: Lucretius and Others in, editor(s)J.S. Clay and A. Vergados , Teaching through Images: Imagery in Didactic Poetry, Leiden, Brill, [Monica R. Gale] Book Chapter,

Contemplating Violence: Lucretius' De Rerum Natura in, editor(s)Monica R. Gale, J.H.D. Scourfield , Texts and Violence in the Roman World, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, [Monica R. Gale] Book Chapter,

Monica R. Gale, J.H.D. Scourfield, Texts and Violence in the Roman World, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press Book,

Reading Roman Violence in, editor(s)Monica R. Gale and J.H.D. Scourfield , Texts and Violence in the Roman World, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, [Monica R. Gale and J.H.D. Scourfield] Book Chapter,

Monica R. Gale, Between Pastoral and Elegy: the Discourse of Desire in Catullus 45, Classical Association Conference 2015, Bristol, UK, 10-13 April 2015 Conference Paper,

Lucretius in, editor(s)J. Fish and K. Sanders , The Oxford Handbook of Epicureanism, New York and Oxford, Oxford University Press, [Monica R. Gale] Book Chapter,

Name Puns and Acrostics in Didactic Poetry: Reading the Universe in, editor(s)L. G. Canevaro and D. O'Rourke , 'Didactic Poetry: Knowledge, Power, Tradition, Swansea, Classical Press of Wales, [Monica R. Gale] Book Chapter,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Monica R. Gale, 'Commemorating the Living: Epitaphs and Funerary Monuments in Roman Elegy', Ancient Cultures Research Seminar, Centre for Ancient Cultures, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, 14 July, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Monica R. Gale, 'Commemorating the Living: Epitaphs and Funerary Monuments in Roman Elegy', Ancient History Research Seminar, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia, 18 July, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

Monica Gale, Poetic and Imperial Spaces in the Elegies of Propertius, The Augustan Space, TCD, June, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Monica R. Gale, Commentating on Catullus in the 21st Century , Classics Research Seminar, Trinity College Dublin, 8 October , 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Monica Gale, Name Puns and Acrostics in Didactic Poetry: Reading the Universe, Celtic Conference in Classics, University of Edinburgh, June, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

Monica Gale, Commemorating the Living: Epitaphs and Funerary Monuments in Roman Elegy, Royal Irish Academy Colloquium: Death in the Ancient World, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, November, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Monica Gale, Catullus through the Looking-Glass: Suffenus and Mamurra, Bryn Mawr Classics Colloquium, Bryn Mawr College, PA, USA, September, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Monica Gale, Property, Status and Social Relations in the Poetry of Catullus, University of Pennsylvania Classics Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA, September, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Monica Gale, Catullus through the Looking-Glass: Suffenus and Mamurra, Classics Research Seminar, University of Edinburgh, March, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Monica Gale, 'Notior Helena': Catullus, Propertius and the Trojan War, Yale University (Graduate Elected Speaker), Yale University, September, 2010 Invited Talk, 2010

Monica R. Gale, Catullus 22: On (Not) Judging a Book by its Cover, Omnibus, 58, 2009, p21 - 22 Journal Article, 2009

M.R. Gale, Review of Constructing Literature in the Roman Republic, by S. Goldberg , Classical Journal, 103, 2007, p113-116 Review, 2007

Introduction in, editor(s)J. Conington , Virgil: Georgics , Exeter, Bristol Phoenix Press, 2007, ppxvii-xxxi , [M.R. Gale] Book Chapter, 2007

M.R. Gale, Review of Virgil: Aeneid, by S. Lombardo (tr.) , Classical Review, 56, 2006, p516-17 Review, 2006

Tibullus, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp888 , [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Didactic Poetry, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp272 - 272, [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Plautus, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp689 , [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Gallus, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp375 - 376, [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Lucretius, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp532 , [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Seneca the Younger, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp808 , [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Terence, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp868 - 869, [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Poetry (Roman), G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp695 - 696, [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Lyric poetry (Roman), G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp536 , [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Catullus, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, D. Mattingly, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp173 - 174, [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Pastoral poetry, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp650 , [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Juvenal, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp483 , [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Maecenas, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp543 , [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Lucan, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp530 - 531, [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

genre, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp388 , [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Monica Gale, Review of Vergil's Aeneid and the Roman Self, by Y. Syed , Classical Review, 56, 2006, p106-108 Review, 2006

Ovid, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp635 - 636, [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Propertius, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp725 - 726, [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Horace, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel, G. Mattingley, L. Foxhall, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp437 - 438, [Monica R. Gale] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

M.R. Gale, Review of Catullus in Verona; Aspects of Catullus' Social Fiction, by M.B. Skinner; C. Nappa , Classical Review, (55), 2005, p511-514 Review, 2005

M.R. Gale, Review of Viamque adfectat Olympo: memoria ellenistica nelle Georgiche di Virgilio, by L. Cadili , Journal of Roman Studies, (95), 2005, p287 Review, 2005

M.R. Gale, Review of Vergil's Empire: Political Thought in the Aeneid, by E. Adler , Classical Review, 54, 2004, p376-8 Review, 2004

M.R. Gale, Review of The Complete Poetry of Catullus, by D. Mulroy (trans.) , Classical Review, 54, 2004, p246 Review, 2004

M.R. Gale, Review of Learned Girls and Male Persuasion: Gender and Reading in Roman Love Elegy, by S.L. James , Classical Review, 54, 2004, p96-8 Review, 2004

M.R. Gale, Arms and the Hobbit: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and the Classical Epic, Omnibus , 48, 2004, p29 - 31 Journal Article, 2004

M.R. Gale, Review of Untersuchungen zu den Gleichnissen im römischen Lehrgedicht, by C. Schindler , Gnomon, 75, 2003, p556-8 Review, 2003

M.R. Gale, Review of Intratextuality: Greek and Roman Textual Relations, by A. Sharrock, H. Morales (edd.) , Hermathena, 171, 2002, p97-101 Review, 2002

M.R. Gale, Review of L'eclair immobile dans la plaine: Philosophie et poétique du temps chez Lucrèce; Atoms, Ataraxy and Allusion, by S. Luciani; A. Giesecke , Journal of Roman Studies, 92, 2002, p232-4 Review, 2002

M.R. Gale, Subject Reviews: Roman Literature, Greece and Rome, 48, 2001, p95-7 Review, 2001

M.R. Gale, Subject Reviews: Roman Literature, 47, 2000, p242-5 Review, 2000

M.R. Gale, Subject Reviews: Roman Literature, Greece and Rome, 47, 2000, p107-11 Review, 2000

M.R. Gale, Subject Reviews: Roman Literature, Greece and Rome, 46, 1999, p238-41 Review, 1999

M.R. Gale, Review of Fama deum: Lucrèce et les raisons du mythe, by A. Gigandet , Classical Review, 49, 1999, p381-3 Review, 1999

M.R. Gale, Subject Reviews: Roman Literature, Greece and Rome, 46, 1999, p85-9 Review, 1999

M.R. Gale, Review of The Criticism of Didactic Poetry, by A. Dalzell , Echos du Monde Classique/Classical Views, 42, 1998, p205-9 Review, 1998

M.R. Gale, Review of Philodemus in Italy, by M. Gigante , Journal of Hellenic Studies , 118, 1998, p232 Review, 1998

M.R. Gale, Subject Reviews: Roman Literature, Greece and Rome, 45 , 1998, p239-43 Review, 1998

M.R. Gale, Review of Lucretius: On the Nature of Things, , by A. Esolen (trans.) , Classical Review, (47), 1997, p203-4 Review, 1997

M.R. Gale, Review of Divine Purpose and Heroic Response in Homer and Virgil, by J. Alvis , Classical Review, 47, 1997, p193-4 Review, 1997

M.R. Gale, Review of I dispiaceri di un Epicureo, by R. Ferri , Gnomon, 69, 1997, p266-8 Review, 1997

M.R. Gale, Review of Incipiant silvae cum primum surgere, by G. Maggiuli , Classical Review, 47, 1997, p421-2 Review, 1997

M.R. Gale, Review of The Distaff Side, by B. Cohen (ed.) , Journal of Hellenic Studies , 117, 1997, 215-16 Review, 1997

M.R. Gale, Review of A Commentary on Virgil: Eclogues, , by W. Clausen , Classical Review, 46, 1996, p18-19 Review, 1996

M.R. Gale, Review of Mega nepios: il destinatario nell' epos didascalico, by A. Schiesaro, P. Mitsis, J.S. Clay , Classical Review, 46, 1996, p62-4 Review, 1996

E.J. Kenney, Lucretius, 1995, - Bibliography, filmography, etc., 1995

M.R. Gale, Review of Genres and Readers, by G.B. Conte , Classical Review, 45, 1995, p175-6 Review, 1995

M.R. Gale, Review of Lucrezio: la natura , by F. Giancotti , Classical Review, 45, 1995, p255-6 Review, 1995

M.R. Gale, Religion and the Georgics, Omnibus, 29, 1995, p7 - 10 Journal Article, 1995

M.R. Gale, Review of Virgil's Epic Technique, by R. Heinze (trans. H. and D. Harvey et al.) , Classical Review, 45, 1995, p163 Review, 1995

M.R. Gale, Review of Ovidius parodesas, by G. Brugnoli and F. Stok , Classical Review, 44, 1994, p207-8 Review, 1994

M.R. Gale, Review of Lukrez, der Kepos und die Stoiker; Lucretius on Death and Anxiety, by J. Schmidt; C. Segal , Journal of Roman Studies, 82, 1992, p246-7 Review, 1992

E.M. Hallam (ed.), Chronicles of the Crusades, 1989, - Translation, 1989

Research Expertise

Description

Roman poetry of the Late Republican and Augustan periods (especially Catullus, Lucretius, Virgil, Propertius); Greek and Roman didactic poetry; genre and intertextuality in Roman poetry; the uses of myth in ancient literature

Projects

  • Title
    • A Commentary on the Complete Poems of Catullus
  • Summary
    • Text and scholarly commentary on the oeuvre of the poet Catullus, for the Cambridge 'Greek and Latin Classics' series

Keywords

Genre and intertextuality in Classical Literature; Greek and Roman didactic poetry; Latin poetry; Literature

Recognition

Representations

External advisor for audit of School of Classics and Quinquennial Review of Programmes, Trinity St David, University of Wales 2012

Member of Editorial Board, Dictynna: Révue de poétique latine 2004-

Member of Editorial Board, Classics Ireland, 2003-6 2003-6

Member of Central Council, Classical Association of Ireland 1999-2006,2009-10

Member of council, Classical Association (England and Wales) 1999-2004

Awards and Honours

FTCD 2001

IRCHSS Senior Research Fellow 2003-4

Memberships

Member of American Philological Association 2000

Member of Classical Association of Ireland 1999

Member of Classical Association (England and Wales) 1997

Member of Virgil Society 1996

Member of Cambridge Philological Society 1987