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Professor Anna Chahoud

CHAIR OF LATIN (1870) (Classics)

I studied Classics in Bologna (Laurea in Lettere Classiche, 1991) and Pisa (Dottorato di Ricerca in Filologia greco-latina, 1996), and worked in England (Reading, 1997-8, and Durham, 1998-1999) before coming to Ireland in 1999. My research concentrates on early Latin and the transmission of Latin texts from antiquity to the early modern period. I have long been engaged in the study of fragmentary Republican satire, working on a new edition of, and the first English-language commentary, on the fragments of Lucilius. I am the author of a systematic study of Lucilius, of articles on Republican Latin and the grammatical tradition, and co-editor (with E. Dickey) of Colloquial and Literary Latin (Cambridge University Press 2010). I contributed to the New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and am consulting editor for the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. I am a Fellow of Trinity College (FTCD[2007]) and College Public Orator.
  Early Latin literature   Language and/or Literature, Classical Latin   Language change   Latin grammatical tradition   Latin poetry   LINGUISTICS   Transmission of Latin texts
 Lucilius, Satires
 Latin Texts in Ireland
 Latin Identities: Post-Reformation Sources in Europe
 Augustus Bimillennium at Trinity College Dublin

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MC Member [IS1407 IE] to COST Action IS1407 Ancient European Languages and Writing (AELAW) 2015-2019
Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures Research Theme, TLRH, Trinity College 2014-Present
Classics Advisory Board, Trinity College Dublin 2009-Present
Scientific Evaluator, Anvur Italian Universities VQR 2004-2010 2012-13
External Examiner, Maynooth University 2012-2015
External Assessor, Quality Review, Classics, University College Cork 2007-8
TCD Representative, Central Council of the Classical Association of Ireland 2006-7
Scientific Evaluator, European Science Foundation 2010-12
Evaluator, Ireland Undergraduate Awards 2010-11
Evaluator HH Stewart Scholarship, National University of Ireland 2007-12
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Consulting Editor 2005 Present
Commentarius Rinuccinianus Editorial Board 2003 2010
Classical Association of Ireland 2000 Present
Réseau Poesie Augustéenne, Associate member 2006 Present
Verbal Mosaics: Speech Patterns and Generic Stylisation in Lucilius in, editor(s)B.W. Breed, Rex Wallace, E. Keitel , Our Lucilius: Satire in Second Century Rome, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp132 - 161, [Anna Chahoud], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Lucilius on Latin spelling, grammar and usage in, editor(s)Giuseppe Pezzini and Barney Taylor , Nature and Language in Classical Rome, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp13898 words , [Anna Chahoud], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Anna Chahoud (ed.), Fabellae Dublinenses Revisited and Other Essays In honour of M. L. Colker (Hermathena Special Issue 2017) , Dublin, 2017, Book, PUBLISHED
A pseudo-classical dialogue in TCD MS 632 in, editor(s)Anna Chahoud , Fabellae Dublinenses Revisited and other essays in honour of Marvin Colker, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, pp153 - 182, [Anna Chahoud and Ernesto Stagni], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Quid ago? Quid facimus? 'Deliberative' Indicative Questions from Early to Late Latin in, editor(s)J. N. Adams and Nigel Vincent , Early and Late Latin: Continuity and Change, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp217 - 245, [Anna Chahoud], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Varro's Latin and Varro on Latin in, editor(s)'R. Ferri and A. Zago (eds.) , The Latin of the Grammarians: Reflections about Language in the Roman World, Pisa, 2016, pp15 - 31, [Anna Chahoud], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Anna Chahoud, 'The Augustan Space: A Bimillennium, Rome AD 14 - Dublin 2014', Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2014, -, Exhibition, PUBLISHED
Anna Chahoud, The Augustan Space, 12-15 June 2014, 2014, Trinity College Dublin, Anna Chahoud and Monica Gale, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED  URL
Anna Chahoud, 'The Letter', C'è chi crede nei sogni per Mario Geymonat, Rome, Teti, 2014, 35 - 36, Translation, PUBLISHED
Lucilio: L'invenzione di un'identità in, editor(s)Luca Canali , Altri classici, 2013, pp1-14 , [Anna Chahoud], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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Anna Chahoud, Lucilius and Classical Scholarship, Werner Krenkel Festvortrag, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften, Universität Rostock, 6 Nov 2001, 2001, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED


Award Date
FTCD 2007
TLRH Research Incentive Scheme, €4000 2013
Trinity Association and Trust, €3000 2013
Visiting Scientist, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa 2012
PRTLI IV (LRH New Initiative) €5000 2008
ESF Exploratory Workshop, €6000 2009
My research focuses on two main areas - Early Latin language and literature and the transmission of Latin texts from antiquity to the early modern period. I am especially interested in the interaction between literary and spoken language in the process of formation of genre-specific poetic diction in Roman Republican literature. My primary interest is in early Roman satire; my commentary on the fragments of Lucilius (in progress) investigates the relationships between hexametrical poetry and the comic register on the one hand and stylized prose on the other. I am also working on an edition of fragments of Republican Latin satire, political invective and popular verse for Harvard University Press, which explores the relationship between the literary genre and colloquial, sub-literary and non-literary Latin. My concern with the survival of fragmentary texts through the grammatical and scholarly tradition of Classical and Late Antiquity has led to a wider study of ancient Latin linguistics in its own right.