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Born in Basel (CH) and educated at the Universities of Heidelberg and Cambridge (MPhil 2002, PhD 2006). Thereafter lecturer at Exeter University (2005-2007) before joining KCL in 2007. FAPESP funded research fellow (2012-15) at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) as well as Morphomata Fellow at the School of Advanced Studies, University of Cologne (Germany) in 2017/18. Recently I have been awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2021-23) for co-operation with the University of Würzburg.

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). At present, I am co-editing two volumes on Roman cultural memory and preparing an annotated edition with translation of José Rodrigues de Melo's “De rusticis Brasiliae rebus.

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

At present, I am organising a series of AHRC funded conferences on Classical Literature and conflict resolution:


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

Edited Books:

  • Dinter, M, Guerin, C & Martinho, M (eds) 2020, Seneca the Elder - Reading Roman Declamation. Oxford University Press. p.362
  • Dinter, M.T. The Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy. Cambridge University Press 2019. p. 412.
  • Dinter, M.T., Reitz Joosse, B. (eds) Intermediality - special Issue of Trends in Classics. Trends in Classics (journal), de Gruyter, Berlin; Boston 2019. p.188.
  • Buckley, E. and Dinter, M.T. (eds) A Companion to the Neronian Age. Wiley-Blackwell 2013. p.544