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Joan Booth

Professor emeritus Latin language and literature

Prof.dr. J. Booth
+31 71 527 2166

Fields of interest

Prof.dr. Joan Booth is interested in Augustan poetry, Love Elegies (Ovid, Propertius, Tibullus, Catullus) and their Hellenistic origins.

Key publications

(2001) "Moonshine: Intertextual illumination in Propertius 1.3.31-3 and Philodemus, Anth. Pal. V. 123",  Classical Quarterly 51, 537-44. 

(2001) "Problems and Programmatics in Propertius 1.1",  Hermes 129, 63-74. 

(1997) "All in the mind: Sickness in Catullus 76",  The Passions in Roman Literature and Thought, S.M. Braund and C. Gill (eds.), Cambridge, 150-68. 

(1999)  Catullus to Ovid: Reading Latin Love Elegy, Literary commentary with Latin text. Verse translations by Guy Lee, Bristol. 

(1991)  Ovid, Amores II. A commentary, with text and translation, Warminster.

Professor emeritus Latin language and literature

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Griekse T&C


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