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Stephen Heyworth

Stephen Heyworth, Professor of Latin, Bowra Fellow and Tutor in Classics

  • Stephen Heyworth

Stephen Heyworth has been Bowra Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Wadham College since 1988; throughout this period he has taught textual criticism and Latin palaeography for the Faculty as well as giving lectures and classes on Latin literature (especially poetry of the first century B.C.).

Classics at Wadham Contact Stephen

Stephen attended Collyer's Grammar School in Horsham, and then did his undergraduate and doctoral studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, before teaching at the Universities of Sheffield and Leed. His doctorate was an examination of the manuscript tradition of the Latin elegist Propertius, which led on to an Oxford Classical Text of the poet together with a detailed textual commentary entitled ‘Cynthia’.

More recently (with his Wadham colleague, James Morwood) he has published commentaries for students on Propertius 3 (Oxford, 2011), and book 3 of Vergil’s ‘Aeneid’. His current work concentrates on the text, manuscript tradition and contexts of Ovid's Fasti, and will lead to a commentary on Book 3 (CUP) and an OCT of the whole poem. He was editor of Classical Quarterly from July 1993 to November 1998s.

Selected publications

A commentary on Vergil, Aeneid 3 (Oxford, 2017), with James Morwood

A commentary on Propertius, Book 3 (Oxford, 2011), with James Morwood

Sexti Properti Elegi (Oxford Classical Text, 2007)

Cynthia: a companion to the text of Propertius (Oxford, 2007)

‘Irrational Panegyric in Augustan poetry’, in P. Hardie (ed.), Augustan poetry and the Irrational (Oxford, 2016), 240-60

‘Authenticity and other textual problems in Heroides 16’, in R.L. Hunter & S.P. Oakley (eds), Latin Literature and its Transmission: papers in honour of Michael Reeve (Cambridge, 2015), 142-70

‘Notes on the text and interpretation of Vergil’s Eclogues and Georgics’, in H.-C. Günther (ed.), Virgilian Studies. A Miscellany dedicated to the Memory of Mario Geymonat (Nordhausen, 2015), 195-249

‘Poems 62, 67, and other Catullian dialogues’, in D. Kiss (ed.), What Catullus wrote: problems in textual criticism, editing and the manuscript tradition (Swansea, 2015), 129-55

‘Lutatius Catulus, Callimachus and Plautus’ Bacchides’, CQ 65 (2015), 390-5

‘Medical imagery in Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.190-1 and Livia’s advice to Augustus’, CQ 64 (2014), 293-7

review of S. Ottaviano, P. Vergilius Maro, Bucolica & G. B. Conte, P. Vergilius Maro, Georgica (Bibliotheca Teubneriana, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2013), BMCR 2014.02.47

‘Keeping on keeping on: repetition in the Propertian narrative’, ORA 2013

‘Roman topography and Latin diction’, PBSR 79 (2011), 43-69

‘Ovid, Amores 3.5’, G&R 58 (2011), 21-6

‘An elegist’s career: from Cynthia to Cornelia’, in Philip Hardie & Helen Moore (eds) Classical Literary Careers and their Reception (Cambridge, 2010), 89-104

‘Propertius, patronage and politics’, BICS 50 (2007), 93-128

‘Pastoral’, in S. J. Harrison (ed.), A Companion to Latin Literature (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World; Oxford, 2005), 148-58

‘Looking into the river: literary history and interpretation in Callimachus, hymns 5 and 6’, in M. A. Harder et all. (eds), Hellenistica Groningana VI: Callimachus (Groningen, 2004), 139-59

‘Catullian iambics, Catullian iambi’, in A. Cavarzere et all. (edd.), Iambic ideas (Lanham, MD, 2001), 117-40



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