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Researcher: Davis, PJ (Professor Peter Davis)

Fields of Research

Latin and classical Greek literature
Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant
History of philosophy
Other European literature
Classical Greek and Roman history
Literary studies
Latin and classical Greek languages
European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman)
British history
Language studies

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in psychology
Literature
Expanding knowledge in human society
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Understanding Europe's past
Understanding past societies

Career Best Publications

'Since my part has been well played': Conflicting Evaluations of Augustus; Ramus: Critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature
Ovid and Augustus: A Political Reading of Ovid's Erotic Poems; Duckworth
Ovid's Amores: A Political Reading; Classical Philology
Praeceptor Amoris: Ovid's Ars Amatoria and the Augustan Idea of Rome; Ramus: Critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature
Rewriting Seneca: Garnier's Hippolyte; Classical and Modern Literature
Seneca: Thyestes; Duckworth
Shifting Song: The Chorus in Seneca's Tragedies; Olms-Weidmann
The Chorus in Seneca's Thyestes; Classical Quarterly
The Colonial Subject in Ovid's Exile Poetry; American Journal of Philology
The Fabrication of Tradition: Horace, Augustus and the Secular Games; Ramus

Research Publications

'A Simple Girl’?: Medea in Ovid Heroides 12; Ramus: Critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature
'Since my part has been well played': Conflicting Evaluations of Augustus; Ramus: Critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature
A J Boyle, Seneca's Troades. Introduction, Text, Translation and Commentary; Latomus
Alessandro Schiesaro, The Passions in Play: Thyestes and the Dynamics of Senecan Drama; New England Classical Journal
Allusion to Ovid and Others in Statius' Achilleid; Ramus
Antichthon; Antichthon
Argo’s flavian politics: The Workings of power in Valerius flaccus; The Art of Veiled Speech: Self-censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes
C.H. Keene (ed.), Calpurnius Siculus: The Eclogues; Ancient History
D. Jones, Enjoinder and Argument in Ovid's Remedia Amoris; Bryn Mawr Classical Review
F. Citti, C. Neri, Seneca nel Novecento. Sondaggi sulla fortuna di un 'classico'; The Classical Review
Freedom of speech in Virgil and Ovid; Wordplay and powerplay in Latin poetry
G. B. Conte, Latin Literature: A History; Scholia
Gian Biagio Conte, The poetry of pathos: studies in Virgilian epic; Bryn Mawr Classical Reviews
Instructing the Emperor: Ovid, Tristia 2; Latomus
Medea: From Epic to Tragedy; Brill's Companion to Valerius Flaccus
Narrative Authority in Ovid's 'Iliad'; Amicitiae Templa Serena: Studi in Onore di Giuseppe Arico
Ovid and Augustus: A Political Reading of Ovid's Erotic Poems; Duckworth
Ovid's Amores: A Political Reading; Classical Philology
P. Knox, Ovid's Heroides: Select Epistles; Bryn Mawr Classical Review
P.E. Knox (ed.), Oxford Readings in Ovid; The Classical Review
Parrhêsia, Free Speech, and Self-censorship; The Art of Veiled Speech: Self-censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes
Pliny the Elder, Natural History: A Selection; Ancient History: Resources for Teachers
Praeceptor Amoris: Ovid's Ars Amatoria and the Augustan Idea of Rome; Ramus: Critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature
Reception of Elegy in Augustan and Post-Augustan Poetry; A Companion to Roman Love Elegy
Remembering Ovid: The Io Episode in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica; Antichthon
Review: Philip Hardie, The Cambridge Companion to Ovid; Philip Hardie, Ovid's Poetics of Illusion; American Journal of Philology
Rewriting Euripides: Ovid Heroides 4; Scholia
Rewriting Seneca: Garnier's Hippolyte; Classical and Modern Literature
Rolando Ferri (ed.), Octavia: A Play Attributed to Seneca; New England Classical Journal
S. Marcucci, Analisi e interpretazione dell'Hercules Oetaeus; Classical Review
Seneca Tragicus; Classical Review
Seneca's Thyestes and the Political Tradition in Roman Tragedy; Brills Companion to Roman Tragedy
Seneca: Thyestes; Duckworth
Senecan Choruses and the Theatre: A Reply to D.E. Hill; Teatralita dei Cori senecani
Senecan Tragedy and the Politics of Flavian Literature; Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Senecan Tragedy
Shifting Song: The Chorus in Seneca's Tragedies; Olms-Weidmann
Statius' Achilleid: The Paradoxical Epic; Brill's Companion to Statius
Teaching Latin
The Chorus in Seneca's Thyestes; Classical Quarterly
The Colonial Subject in Ovid's Exile Poetry; American Journal of Philology
The Fabrication of Tradition: Horace, Augustus and the Secular Games; Ramus
Valerius Flaccus; The Classical Review
Valerius Flaccus: Argonautica, Book 7; Oxford University Press

Research Projects

Augfustan Ideology in Ovid's Metamorphoses and Fasti; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Ovid Fasti, Augustan Ideology and the Monuments of Rome; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Phaedra-Hippolytus Theme in ancient and modern literature; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Senecan Tragedy: a literary and dramatic study; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The chorus in Seneca's Tragedies; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Ammianus Marcellinus' Portrayal of the Emotions of Fear, Anger and Grief in his Res Gestae
Amor, Marmor, Memor- Patterns of Parental Commemoration in Rome and Roman Italy, with Particular Reference to Mothers and Young Children and to Mothers and Older Daughters
Anglo-Scottish Relations 1513
Aspects of Infamia
Aspects of Love in Seneca's Phaedra
Celt and Saxon- Interaction in pre-Viking Britain, c.600-800
Classical architecture in Tasmania
Elegiac Ascent- Plotting a Path through Propertius' Poetic Landscape
Greek and Latin literature
Hercules and Augustus. Propertius 4.9- A Political Reading
Imperial Legitimacy in the Roman Empire of the Third Century- AD 193 - 337
Literatures of Rape- Rape and mythology in the colonising cultures of Imperial Rome and Renaissance England
Littera pro uerbis- Epistolarity, Ethnography and the Author's Persona in Ovid's Epistulae ex Ponto
Lucan's Bellum Ciuile and the Epic Genre
Medea Nunc Sum - The Figure of Medea in First Century AD Latin Literature
Negotiating Romanitas- ethnicity, masculinity and imperial expansion
Senecan Tragedy
Silius Italicus' Punica- Constructions of Characters and Battle Narratives
The Augusta- Matronal Virtue and Maternal Status in Imperial Rome
The female court- aristocratic women in service 1450-1550
The Literary Link between Martial and Statius
The Politics of Rape in Ovid's Fasti
The Role of Battle Narrative in the Bellum Gallicum
The synapsing of emptiness- Comparative Eastern and Western Philosophy