Steven Green

Humanities (Literature)

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). He has taught a range of classical Greek and Roman courses at Universities in England, Scotland, and the Republic of Ireland, and his most substantive 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 late republic and early empire (first centuries BC and AD) and is particularly interested in those texts that are typically overlooked, unread, or unappreciated by modern readers. For this reason, his research has moved from the conventional world of Ovid to more marginal poems, such as the astrological treatise of Manilius, the hunting manual of Grattius, and now a Latin version of Homer’s Iliad, on which he is currently writing a commentary, complete with text and translation, to appear with Oxford University Press in 2023.

Assoc Prof Green’s research has been recognised by the Hannah and Joseph Lees Fellowship (Manchester, UK), the Margo Tytus Fellowship (Cincinnati, US), the Tan Chin Tuan Chinese Culture and Civilisation Programme (Singapore) and, most recently, the NUS Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Research Scholarship.

Books and edited collections

1. (2018) Grattius: Hunting an Augustan Poet, 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 (2008 onwards)

7. (2019; in press) “’Ovid’ and Cupid: Deepening Encounters with a Resourceful Nuisance”, conference volume in Mandarin arising from Globalising Ovid conference (Shanghai)
8. (2019) “How Many Ships does it Take to Sack Troy? Do the Math with the Ilias Latina”, Classical World 112: 161-8
9. (2018) “Grattius and Augustus: Hunting for an Emperor”, in S.J. Green (ed.), Grattius: Hunting an Augustan Poet, Oxford, 153-75
10. (2018) “Seneca’s Augustus: (Re)calibrating the Imperial Model for a Young Prince”, in P.J. Goodman (ed.), Afterlives of Augustus: AD 14 – 2014, Cambridge, 44-57
11. (2018) “Ilias Latina”, new entry for the online version of Oxford Classical Dictionary
12. (2016) “Recollections of a Heavenly Augustus: Memory and the Res Gestae in Seneca, Apocolocyntosis 10.1-2”, Mnemosyne 69, 685-90
13. (2014), “Alternatives to Aeneas: Meditations on Leadership and Military Discipline in Virgil, Aeneid 9”, PVS 28, 99-122
14. (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
15. (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
16. (2010) “(No) Arms and a Man: The Imperial Pretender, the Opportunistic Poet, and the Laus Pisonis”, Classical Quarterly 60, 497-523
17. (2010) “Undeifying Tiberius: A Reconsideration of Seneca, Apocolocyntosis 1.2”, Classical Quarterly 60, 274-6
18. (2009) “The Horse and the Serpent: A Vergilian Perspective on the Final Eclogue of Calpurnius Siculus”, Vergilius 55, 55-67
19. (2009) “Malevolent Gods and Promethean Birds: Contesting Augury in Augustus’ Rome”, TAPA 139, 147-67
20. (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
21. (2008) “Save the Cows? Augustan Discourse and Animal Sacrifice in Ovid’s Fasti”, Greece & Rome 55, 39-54

Literature and Humanities 1
Latin (all levels: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)
Ovid the Innovator
The Age of Nero