School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Peter Davis is a classicist who works primarily on political aspects of Latin literature in the early Roman empire. He is best known for his work on Ovid, Seneca's tragedies, and Flavian epic. He has recently submitted a contracted book on Ovid's Amores and is currently working on Ovid's Heroides.
Date Position Institution name 1975 - 2008 Associate Professor University of Tasmania
Language Competency French Can read, understand spoken and peer review German Can read Greek, Ancient (to 1453) Can read Italian Can read, understand spoken and peer review Latin Can read Spanish; Castilian Can read
Date Institution name Country Title 1970 - 1975 Monash University Australia PhD
Year Citation 2020 Davis, P. J. (2020). Valerius Flaccus: Argonautica, Book 7. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. 2015 Baltussen, H., & Davis, P. J. (Eds.) (2015). The Art of Veiled Speech: Self-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor Classics Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Ms Shona Kay Edwards
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Silius Italicus' Punica 8. 1-241: a Commentary Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Janice Maree Lee
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