By Alessandro Barchiesi, University of Siena at Arezzo and Stanford University
ALESSANDRO BARCHIESI is Professor of Latin Literature at the University of Siena at Arezzo, and also the G. and H. Spogli Professor of Italian Studies at Stanford University.
is one of the world's leading scholars of Latin literature, and has published widely on Augustan poetry, literary theory and the reception of the classics.
A collection of his
articles in English translation, Speaking Volumes: Narrative and Intertext in Ovid and Other Latin Poets, appeared in 2001, and his
study of Ovid's Fasti was published in English in 1997 as The Poet and the Prince.
Recently he has co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies and has been general editor for the Fondazione Valla (Rome) of a complete series of commentaries on Ovid's Metamorphoses.
He is editor of Studi italiani di filologia classica and co-founded the journal Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici.
has delivered the Nellie Wallace Lectures at Oxford, the Gray Lectures at Cambridge, the Jerome Lectures at the University of Michigan
, the Sather Lectures at UC Berkeley
, and the Martin Lectures at Oberlin College
He is a member of the Academia Europaea.