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Professor Richard Jenkyns

MA, MLitt
Quondam Fellow since 1981
Professor of the Classical Tradition and Winifred Hicken Fellow
Tutor in Classics, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Professor Richard Jenkyns
  • Background

    • Quondam Fellow, All Souls College (from 1981)
    • Fifty-Pound Fellow, All Souls College (from 1980 to 1981)
    • Prize Fellow, All Souls College (from 1972 to 1979)
    • Undergraduate, Balliol College, Oxford (from 1968 to 1972)
  • Research interests

    • The classical tradition, especially in the nineteenth century; Latin poetry; epic. He is currently working on a book on God, Space and City in the Roman Imagination
  • Selected publications

    • A Fine Brush on Ivory: an appreciation of Jane Austen (New York: OUP, 2004)
    • Westminster Abbey (Profile Books Ltd, 2004)
    • Virgil’s Experience: Nature and History; Times, Names and Places (New York: OUP, 1998)
    • (ed.) The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal (New York: OUP, 1992)
    • Classical Epic: Homer and Virgil (British Classical Press, 1992)
    • Dignity and Decadence: Victorian Art and the Classical Inheritance (Harper Collins, 1991)
    • Three Classical Poets: Sappho, Catullus and Juvenal (Duckworth, 1982)