School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
I received my doctorate at the University of Adelaide in 1998, from which I published my book Imagery of Colour and Shining in Catullus, Propertius and Horace (New York 2003). It builds upon the growing interest in recent decades in concepts of pictorial vividness (enargeia) and pictorial description (ekphrasis) in
the works of ancient writers. I have also published articles on Catullus and Propertius. Another area of interest has been the metaphorical use of landscape in Roman elegy of all periods.
More recently, I have moved into the area of Late Latin poetry, particularly the works of the late 4th century poet Prudentius. I am currently working an a project with Professor Han Baltussen on pain narratives in the ancient world. I am studying the representation of pain in Prudentius' martyr poems.
Date Position Institution name 2007 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 1992 - 2006 Lecturer University of Adelaide 1989 - 1991 Tutor University of Adelaide
Language Competency Greek, Ancient (to 1453) Can read and write Latin Can read and write
Date Institution name Country Title 1999 The University of Adelaide Australia Ph. D. 1987 University of Newcastle Australia Australia B. A. (Hons)
Year Citation 2014 Clarke, P., & Clarke, J. R. (2014). Putting 'Australia' on the Map.
I am usually the coordinator of our first year course The Ancient World through Film. I also coordinate and do much of the teaching for our popular Classical Mythology course. I have also designed a course entitled Emotions in Antiquity which examines various emotional states in the ancient world through the vehicle of literature; I am both the coordinator and teacher of this course.
I also teach our Latin course and help students when they wish to do further Latin or Ancient Greek courses through the University of New England.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Principal Supervisor Classics Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Ms Shona Kay Edwards 2020 Principal Supervisor (Mis)translation of Sexual Violence in Ovid's Metamorphoses Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Gemma Caitlin Neall
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Sex in Suetonius: Sexual Material as a Characterisation Device for Tyrannical
Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Tamara Jade Bremert 2019 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Carmen et Standard Error: Computational Methods in Stylometry for Classical Latin Poetry Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Benjamin Charles Nagy 2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Divine Emperors and Italy: Emperor Worship in the Italian Peninsula (Excluding Rome) Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Alex Andrew Antoniou 2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Silius Italicus' Punica 8. 1-241: a Commentary Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Janice Maree Lee 2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Faunus and the Fauns in Latin Literature of the Republic and Early Empire Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Tammy DI-Giusto 2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Venus Restrained: The Regulation of Rome's Women in the Second Punic War. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Lewis Mark Webb 2004 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Violating the Body's Envelope: The Effects of Violence and Mutilation in Four Poems of Prudentius' Persistephanon Master of Arts Master Part Time Ms Lisa Reynolds 2000 - 2005 Principal Supervisor The relationship between sound and content in Latin poetry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Williams
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