Professor William Fitzgerald
Professor of Latin Language & Literature
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2353
Address Department of Classics
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
After a BA at Oxford in Classics (1974) I took a PhD at Princeton University in Comparative Literature (1981) and then taught in the States for many years, at the University of California (San Diego and Berkeley). I returned to the UK in 2003 to teach at Cambridge and moved to King¹s in 2007.
My research has focused mainly on Latin poetry, but has also taken in Latin prose (Pliny the Younger and Apuleius) as well as topics in comparative literature and classical reception. I have written monographs on Pindar and the European Pindaric tradition, on Catullus, and on slavery in Latin literature. My latest book is Martial: the Epigrammatic World, which came out in 2007. At the moment I am working on variety and miscellany in Latin literature and finishing a little book on Latin poetry for the Latinless.
William Fitzgerald (2012) 'PLAYING GODS Ovid's "Metamorphoses" and the politics of fiction' TLS: The Times literary supplement (5677), pp. 25-25. [Book Review (Print)]
William Fitzgerald (2011) 'The Slave as Minimal Addition in Latin Literature', in Reading Ancient Slavery pp. 175-191 [Chapter]
William Fitzgerald (2010) 'CICERO IN LETTERS Epistolary relations of the Late Republic' TLS: The Times literary supplement (5620), pp. 5-5. [Book Review (Print)]
William Fitzgerald (2010) 'Listening, Ancient and Modern' JOURNAL- ROYAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION, 135 (Supplement 1), pp. 25-37.[Article in print Journal]
William Fitzgerald (2010) 'Vergil in Music', in A Companion to Vergil’s Aeneid and its Tradition pp. 341-352 [Chapter]
William Fitzgerald (2007) Martial: the World of the Epigram University of Chicago Press [Authored Book in print]
W Fitzgerald (2007) 'Poetic interplay: Catullus and Horace' JOURNAL OF ROMAN STUDIES, 97, pp. 310-311. [Book Review (Print)]
William Fitzgerald (2007) 'The letter's the thing (in Pliny Book 7)', in Ancient Letters pp. 191-210 [Chapter]
I am interested in supervising graduate students in:
Latin literature (especially Latin lyric, epigram and elegiac poetry; Latin letters; Roman novel; Aulus Gellius).
Roman slavery and literature.
Topics in comparative literature and reception of the Classics.