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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

  • Latin Literature
  • Intermediality
  • Cultural Memory

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 co-edited the Blackwell Companion to the Neronian Age (Malden 2013), three volumes on Reading Roman Declamation (2015, 2017 and 2020) as well as a special issue of the Trends in Classics Journal on Intermediality (vol11/issue 1/2019).

I have co-organised a series of conferences on Reading Roman Declamation ( and one on Roman Cultural Memory: the proceedings of which will be published in two volumes.

For more details, please see my full research profile.


I teach modules on Latin literature and Latin language as well as Roman literature and culture more generally at both BA and MA level.

Expertise and public engagement

I am principal investigator on a GCRF-AHRC research networking grant on Conflict Resolution and Classical Literature which brings together colleagues from KCL Classics and War Studies as well as academics from Colombia and Brazil.

I have been a fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2008 and held a Teaching Development Grant for Empowering the Curriculum – Communicative Competence and the Role of Grammar.

I have been short term visiting professor at NTNU Trondheim (thanks to a grant from the Norwegian research council); University of Sao Paulo, UNAM (Mexico City), Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota) and the Humboldt University (Berlin, Erasmus staff exchange).

Selected publications

  • Martin T. Dinter, Anatomizing Civil War - Aspects of Lucan's Epic Technique. Michigan University Press, 2012. p. 200 ISBN Cloth - 978-0-472-11850-2 E-book - 978-0-472-02871-9               

Edited Books: