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Elliott, Jackie Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Elliott's primary research focuses on c. 2 BCE fragmentary Roman literature, currently the history of Rome written by Cato the elder and the work of the poet Lucilius. Her first major publication focused on Ennius' Annales, a massive epic poem on Roman history. Today the work survives only via the quotations of later authors, ranging in date from c. 1 BCE - c.8 CE. Its reconstruction is crucial to our accounts of the trajectory of Roman literary history because it is the earliest work of Roman literature to which we have substantial access and because the surviving authors of the tradition (Vergil, Lucretius, Livy, and others) count the poem as foundational to their own work. The areas of interest she has developed in connection with this or other projects include the history and historiography of the Roman Republic, the Greco-Roman epic tradition through Vergil, universal histories, ancient scholarship and reception, editorial activity, and the theory and practice of commentaries.

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  • epic tradition from Homer to Vergil, Republican historiography, Republican and Augustan poetry, theory and practice of commentaries

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • CLAS 4120 - Greek and Roman Tragedy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Intensive study of selected tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Seneca in English translation. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 5120 and HUMN 4120.
  • CLAS 5120 - Greek and Roman Tragedy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Intensive study of selected tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Seneca in English translation. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 4120 and HUMN 4120.
  • LATN 4094 - Survey of Roman Literature Part 1: Republican to Augustan
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces Roman literary history from its origins to the 30s BCE. Students read principal surviving works of the Roman Republican poetry and prose in the original Latin. Recommended prerequisites: LATN 3014 and LATN 3024. Same as LATN 5094.
  • LATN 5094 - Survey of Roman Literature Part 1: Republican to Augustan
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces Roman literary history from its origins to the 30s BCE. Students read principal surviving works of the Roman Republican poetry and prose in the original Latin. Same as LATN 4094.
  • LATN 5404 - Special Project: Teaching
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Trains students to prepare classroom-ready materials, which are then tested in the students' own classroom. Required of master's candidates (teaching of Latin option). Formerly CLAS 5404.

Background

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International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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