Dr Abigail Buglass




Academic Background

I previously held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh. I wrote my DPhil thesis at Trinity College, Oxford; I have been fortunate enough to spend periods as a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York and the Ludwig Maximilan University in Munich. I studied for my undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Edinburgh.

Undergraduate Teaching

I am currently teaching Homer’s Iliad and several Latin literature papers, including Latin Core, Ovid, and Virgil’s Aeneid.

Research Interests

My research is mainly concerned with Lucretius, his radical thought, and his role in modern intellectual history. I am also interested in didactic poetry more broadly, Latin poetry of the Late Republic and Augustan period, and Roman intellectual history.

Publications include:

Buglass, A. ‘A Note on Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 3.361’, Classical Quarterly 64 (1), 2014, 413-17.

Buglass, A., Fanti, G., Galzerano, M. ‘Didactic and Epic Poetry’ in Epische Bauformen - Strukturen epischen Erzählens, vol. I. De Gruyter (forthcoming 2018)

Buglass, A. ‘“Atomistic Imagery”: repetition and reflection of the world in De Rerum Natura’, in J. Strauss Clay & A. Vergados (eds.), Teaching Through Images: imagery in Greek and Roman Didactic Poetry (Brill, expected 2019)


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