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Bobby Xinyue

Dr Bobby Xinyue

Lecturer in Roman Culture

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Dr Bobby Xinyue completed his PhD in Classics at UCL (awarded in 2014) and Masters in Greek and Latin Language and Literature at the University of Oxford (awarded in 2010). Since completing his PhD, he has held teaching positions at the University of Exeter, University of Warwick, King's College London, and University of Cambridge. He was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow between 2018 to 2022, and held visiting research positions at the University of Virginia (US) and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute (Austria).

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Augustan poetry
  • Latin literature and Roman political thought
  • Humanist Latin literature (c.1450-1650)
  • The reception of Graeco-Roman antiquity


  • Greek and Latin literature
  • Roman history
  • The reception of Graeco-Roman antiquity in the Renaissance

Selected publications

Temporalities, Texts, Ideologies: Ancient and Early Modern Perspectives, edited by B. Xinyue (London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2024).

Politics and Divinization in Augustan Poetry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022).

'(Un)Seeing Augustus: Libertas, Divinisation, and the Iuvenis of Virgil's First Eclogue', Journal of Roman Studies 111 (2021): 31–48.

Reflections and New Perspectives on Virgil's Georgics, edited by B. Xinyue and N. Freer (London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2019).

‘The Didos of Book 4: Gender, Genre, and the Aeneid in Propertius 4.3 and 4.4’, Greece & Rome 65 (2018): 218–41.