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Professor Roland Mayer

Professor Roland Mayer

Professor Roland MayerEmeritus Professor of Classics 

Address Department of Classics
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS




I completed a BA at the University of California, Berkeley, before completing a second BA, an MA and my PhD at Cambridge University. I was appointed a Lecturer in Classics at Birckbeck College, University of London in 1978 before moving to King's in 1989.

Selected publications

Horace, Odes I (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2012. Ix + 246 pp

Vivere secundum Horatium: Otto Vaenius’ Emblemata Horatiana’, in Hourghton, L. B. T.  & Wyke, M. (edd.), Perceptions of Horace: a Roman poet and his Readers      (Cambridge 2009), 200-18

‘Roman Tragedy’ in E. Bispham, T. Harrison, B. Sparkes (edd.), The Edinburgh  Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University  Press, 2006), pp. 295-8

‘Pastoral after Virgil’ in M. Fantuzzi and T. Papanghelis (edd.), A Companion to  Latin Pastoral (Leiden: Brill, 2006), pp. 451-66

 ‘Oratory in Tacitus’ Annals’, in Berry, D. & Erskine, A. (edd.), Form and  Function in Roman Oratory (Cambridge, 2010), Chapter 17, pp. 281-93

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

Research Interests

  • Latin literature
  • Roman culture
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