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Dr Martin T Dinter

Dr Martin Dinter

Senior Lecturer in Latin Language & Literature

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2959
Address Department of Classics, C4 North Wing
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS




Born in Basel (CH) I was educated at the Universities of Heidelberg and Cambridge, where I worked with John Henderson on Lucan (MPhil 2002, PhD 2006). Thereafter I was lecturer at Exeter University (October 2005- August 2007) before joining KCL in 2007.  I have been a FAPESP funded research fellow (2012-15) at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Morphomata Fellow at the School of Advanced Studies, University of Cologne (Germany) in 2017/18.

Research Interests and PhD supervision

My main interest lies with Latin Epic, Latin Drama and Epigram as well as Intermediality and Cultural Memory. My book "Anatomizing Lucan – Studies in Lucan's Epic Technique" (Ann Arbor 2012) is mainly concerned with Lucan's poetics and epic technique. My current project ("Reconsidering Cato") studies Cato's poetics and Nachleben. In addition, have edited the Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy (2019) and in co-operation with Emma Buckley (St. Andrews) the Blackwell Companion to the Neronian Age (Malden 2013).I have co-organised a series of conferences on Reading Roman Declamation ( the proceedings of which are currently being published in three volumes (2015; 2017 and forthcoming) and have also co-organising a series of events on Roman Cultural Memory:, the proceedings of which will be published in two volumes.

I am interested in supervising PhD students in:

  • Latin Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Intermediality
  • Cultural Memory

For more details, please see my full research profile.

Selected Publications
  • Martin Dinter and Astrid Khoo (2018) ’Wounds prepared with iron: tattoos in antiquity’ in : Omnibus. 25, 1, p. 25-27.
  • Martin Dinter, et al. (2017) Calpurnius Flaccus - Reading Roman Declamation. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter. (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde)
  • Martin Dinter, et al. (2015.) Reading Roman Declamation - The Declamations ascribed to Quintilian. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde)
  • Martin Dinter (2013) ‘Inscriptional Intermediality’  in Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature. Liddel, P. & Low, P. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 431-449
  • Martin Dinter, with E. Buckley (2013) 'A companion to the Neronian age' Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. (Blackwell companions to the ancient world).
  • Martin Dinter (2012) 'Anatomizing Civil War: Studies in Lucan's Epic Technique'. Michigan: Michigan University Press.
Expertise and Public Engagement

Martin Dinter has been a fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2008.

Teaching Development Grant for Empowering the Curriculum – Communicative Competence and the Role of Grammar

Visiting Professorships

  • NTNU Trondheim Sept. 2010 (thanks to a grant from the Norwegian research council)
  • University of Sao Paulo, Graduate School, Aug. 2012
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