Lauren Ginsberg

Lauren Ginsberg

Associate Professor of Classical Studies

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Latin literature with a special focus on the drama, epic, and historiography of the early empire; theories of cultural and social memory; intertextuality; the age of Nero and its reception; civil war, its narratives, metaphors, and symbol systems.

Education & Training:

  • Ph.D., Brown University 2011

Ginsberg, Lauren Donovan, and Darcy A. Krasne. After 69 CE - Writing Civil War in Flavian Rome. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, 2018.

Ginsberg, Lauren Donovan. Staging Memory, Staging Strife Empire and Civil War in the Octavia. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Ginsberg, Lauren Donovan. “Allusive Prodigia: Caesar's Comets in Neronian Rome (Tac. Ann. 15.47).” Tapa, vol. 150, no. 1, Project Muse, 2020, pp. 231–49. Crossref, doi:10.1353/apa.2020.0003. Full Text

Ginsberg, Lauren Donovan. “VT ET HOSTEM AMAREM: JOCASTA AND THE POETICS OF CIVIL WAR IN SENECA'S PHOENISSAE.” Ramus, vol. 46, no. 1–2, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Dec. 2017, pp. 58–74. Crossref, doi:10.1017/rmu.2017.5. Full Text

Lauren Ginsberg, Lauren Donovan. “Jocasta's Catilinarian Oration (Sen. Phoen. 632–43).” The Classical Journal, vol. 111, no. 4, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Inc (CAMWS), 2016, pp. 483–483. Crossref, doi:10.5184/classicalj.111.4.0483. Full Text

Ginsberg, Lauren Donovan. “Don’t Stand So Close to Me: Antigone’s Pietas in Seneca’s Phoenissae.” Transactions of the American Philological Association, vol. 145, no. 1, Project Muse, 2015, pp. 199–230. Crossref, doi:10.1353/apa.2015.0003. Full Text

Ginsberg, Lauren Donovan. “Wars More Than Civil: Memories of Pompey and Caesar in the Octavia.” American Journal of Philology, vol. 134, no. 4, Project Muse, 2013, pp. 637–74. Crossref, doi:10.1353/ajp.2013.0039. Full Text

Donovan Ginsberg, Lauren. “Ingensas an Etymological Pun in theOctavia.” Classical Philology, vol. 106, no. 4, University of Chicago Press, Oct. 2011, pp. 357–60. Crossref, doi:10.1086/662043. Full Text

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Andrew Heiskell Post-Doctoral Rome Prize awarded by American Academy of Rome (2017 to 2018)

Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellow awarded by Loeb Classical Library Foundation (2015 to 2016)