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Dr Victoria Moul

Dr Victoria Moul

Senior Lecturer in Latin Language & Literature

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2926
Address Department of Classics
D1, North Wing
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS


Research Interests and PhD supervision
  • Interpretation, translation and reception of classical poetry, especially lyric, with a particular interest in Horace, Pindar, Statius and the choral lyrics of Seneca.
  • Extensive work on early modern English reception and translation of Latin and Greek poetry (in Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, Milton, Herbert, Campion, Cowley, Marvell and others)
  • Neo-Latin Literature, especially poetry.
  • The translation and reception of classical lyric, especially Horace and Pindar, in modern poetry (Robert Duncan, C. H. Sisson, Thom Gunn, Basil Bunting etc)

Victoria Moul works mainly on the interpretation, translation and reception of classical poetry. She has published widely on the reception and interpretation of Horace in the 16th and 17th century, as well as upon neo-Latin poetry of the period. Additional interests include the theory and practice of poetic translation, and the reception and translation of classical lyric in modernist poets. 

Victoria would be interested in supervising PhD students in any of her fields of interest, especially those interested in working on the early modern literary reception of classical authors; calssical material in early modern English manuscript sources; neo-Latin literature; and Horace.

For more details, please see her full research profile.

Selected Publications
  • Jonson, Horace and the Classical Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Neo-Latin Literature (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014, sole editor and contributor)
  • ‘Horatian Odes in Abraham Cowley’s Plantarum Libri Sex (1668)’, in Neo-Latin Poetry in the British Isles, edited by L. B. T. Houghton and Gesine Manuwald (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012), pp. 87-104
  • ‘Horace’ chapter for The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 2: 1558-1660: The Renaissance, edited by Patrick Cheney and Philip Hardie (Oxford University Press, 2012), 5,560 words.
  • ‘Latin and English elegies in the seventeenth century’, Cambridge Companion to Latin Love Elegy, edited by Thea S. Thorsen (Cambridge University Press, publication expected 2011), 5,882 words.

For a complete list of publications, please see my full research profile.


I teach Latin language at all levels, from beginner to advanced, as well as Latin text modules in both prose and verse at levels 5 and 6. In addition, I teach various topics in classical language and literature more generally, including a level 6 module on ancient conceptions of fame and immortality, and their reception. At graduate level, I teach two dedicated MA modules: one on neo-Latin literature, and one on the poetry of Horace and its reception.

Expertise and Public Engagement

Dr Victoria Moul is an active translator and editor of early modern Latin literature, and vice-president of the Society for Neo-Latin Studies. Victoria reviews regularly for various journals, including the BMCR and the TLS.

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