Dr Ellen O'Gorman
Sample Lecture – Tacitus: Histories: Book 1
Dr Ellen O'Gorman is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Bristol. Her main research interests are in Roman historiography as a dynamic interaction of literary, historical, and political thinking. She is currently writing a book on Tacitus’ works as an exemplary archive and transmission of politically efficacious speech. She is co-founder of the international research network on Rancière and Classical Antiquity.
She has published many articles on a broad range of Latin literature – poetry and prose – from the late Republic to the second century AD. She has also published on the reception of the ancient historians in translations, historical fictions, and political commentaries, from the renaissance to the present day. She is the author of Irony and Misreading in the Annals of Tacitus (2000), and the co-editor of Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self (2013).
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