Steven James Green

Humanities (Latin)

Associate Professor

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Associate Professor Steven James Green received his BA in Latin (Hons) and MA in Classical Studies (Distinction) at the University of Nottingham (1991-1995); and his PhD in Classics at the University of Manchester (1999). Prior to that, Assoc Prof Green taught Classics at Universities in England, Scotland, and the Republic of Ireland, and his most recent post was as Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds from 2004-2013 and Head of Department from 2010-2013.

Assoc Prof Green specialises in Roman literature and culture in the 1st centuries BC and AD, with particular attention to the reigns of the Emperors Augustus and Nero. His major publications have so far focused around the love poet Ovid, the astrological poet Manilius, Roman didactic poetry, the interaction between Roman literature and religious experience, and the reception of the classical world in 21st century Hollywood film. His latest monograph, Disclosure and Discretion in Roman Astrology, was published by Oxford University Press in June 2014. Assoc Prof Green has also published a commentary on Book 1 of Ovid’s religious poem, Fasti (Leiden 2004), and has co-edited a number of other volumes as well as contributing articles to leading journals. He is currently working on a text, translation and collection of essays on the neglected hunting poem of Grattius (due with Oxford University Press in 2017). Assoc Prof Green’s research has been recognised by a Joseph and Hannah Lees Fellowship (Manchester) and, more recently, by a Margo Tytus Fellowship (Cincinnati).

Books and edited collections

1. (2018; in progress), Grattius in Contexts, Oxford University Press
2. (2014), Disclosure and Discretion in Roman Astrology: Manilius and his Augustan Contemporaries, Oxford University Press
3. (2013) (co-edited with P.J. Goodman), Animating Antiquity: Harryhausen and the Classical Tradition, New Voices in Classical Reception Studies
4. (2011) (co-edited with K. Volk), Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius’ Astronomica, Oxford University Press
5. (2006) (co-edited with R.K. Gibson and A.R. Sharrock), The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid’s Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris, Oxford University Press
6. (2004) Ovid, Fasti 1: A Commentary, Leiden

Articles in journals and edited collections (selected; 2008 onwards)

7. (2017; in press) “Seneca’s Augustus: (Re)calibrating the Imperial Model for a Young Prince” (contribution to edited volume arising from P.J. Goodman’s conference, Commemorating Augustus, Leeds 2014)
8. (2016) “Recollections of a Heavenly Augustus: Memory and the Res Gestae in Seneca, Apocolocyntosis 10.1-2”, Mnemosyne 69, 685-90
9. (2014), “Alternatives to Aeneas: Meditations on Leadership and Military Discipline in Virgil, Aeneid 9”, PVS 28, 99-122
10. (2013) “Perseus on the Psychiatrist’s Couch in Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans (2010): Harryhausen Reloaded for 21st Century” in P.J. Goodman and S.J. Green (eds.), Animating Antiquity: Harryhausen and the Classical Tradition (New Voices in Classical Reception Studies), 75-85
11. (2011) “Arduum ad astra: The Politics and Poetics of Horoscopic Failure in Manilius’ Astronomica”, in S.J. Green and K. Volk (eds.), Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius’ Astronomica, Oxford, 120-38
12. (2010) “(No) Arms and a Man: The Imperial Pretender, the Opportunistic Poet, and the Laus Pisonis”, Classical Quarterly 60, 497-523
13. (2010) “Undeifying Tiberius: A Reconsideration of Seneca, Apocolocyntosis 1.2”, Classical Quarterly 60, 274-6
14. (2009) “The Horse and the Serpent: A Vergilian Perspective on the Final Eclogue of Calpurnius Siculus”, Vergilius 55, 55-67
15. (2009) “Malevolent Gods and Promethean Birds: Contesting Augury in Augustus’ Rome”, TAPA 139, 147-67
16. (2008) “The Expert, the Novice and the Exile: A Narrative Tale of Three Ovids in Fasti”, in G. Liveley and P. Salzman-Mitchell (eds.), Latin Elegy and Narratology: Fragments of Story, Ohio, 180-95
17. (2008) “Save the Cows? Augustan Discourse and Animal Sacrifice in Ovid’s Fasti”, Greece & Rome 55, 39-54

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