Steven James Green

Humanities (Literature and History)

Associate Professor

Contact No.: +65 6601-3656
Email: steven.green@yale-nus.edu.sg

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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, he 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 principates of Augustus and Nero. His major publications have so far focused around the love poet Ovid, the astrological poet Manilius, the hunting poet Grattius, 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 work is a text, translation and collection of essays on Grattius (Grattius: Hunting an Augustan Poet, OUP 2018). He is currently working on the Latin version of Homer’s Iliad, dated to the time of Nero. 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) 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. (2018/19; in press) “How Many Ships does it Take to Sack Troy? Do the Math with the Ilias Latina”, Classical World
8. (2018; in press) “’Ovid’ and Cupid: Deepening Encounters with a Resourceful Nuisance”, conference volume in Mandarin arising from Globalising Ovid conference (Shanghai)
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