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Associate Professor • Chair
Classics

WDBY 408 

Jackie Elliott (Ph.D. Columbia 2005) studies the history of Roman literature from its inception through the Classical period, specializing in the epic and historiographical traditions of Rome and their relationship. Her monograph, Ennius and the Architecture of the Annales (CUP 2013), explores the genesis, in the ancient sources for Ennius’ epic and in modern scholarship, of the accounts of the Annales with which we operate today. It was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement (4 June, 2014) and won the Goodwin Award, CAMWS' First Book award and the Kayden Award (University of Colorado Boulder). She has received fellowships from the American Academy at Rome, the Loeb Foundation and the Humboldt Foundation and has contributed articles to the Cambridge Classics Journal, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, the Classical Quarterly, and Histos. Currently, she is working on a project on Cato’s Origines informed by exploration of the work’s early reception and transmission history but also exploring Cato’s use of perspective in the text; a commentary on the Annales with a literary bias and a focus on the text's ancient reception in later works of literature; and a project on the transmission and early reception of Lucilius. She is also writing a contribution on early Roman poetry for Brill’s Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry.