Luke Pitcher

Fellow & Tutor in Classics; Associate Professor in Classical Languages and Literature

Luke Pitcher teaches ancient Greek and Roman literature.

He is principally interested in the writing of history in antiquity. His recent works include Writing Ancient History: An Introduction to Classical Historiography (London, 2009) and chapters in the Blackwell Companions to Julius Caesar and Greek and Roman historiography. At present he is engaged in a study of the historian Appian.

Publications

Review of Ivan Matijašić, Shaping the Canons of Ancient Greek Historiography: Imitation, Classicism, and Literary Criticism (Berlin/Boston, 2018), in Histos 13 (2019), XLVI–L. URL: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/histos/documents/2019RR10PitcheronMatijasic.pdf

“Polybius and Oscar Wilde: Pragmatike Historia in Nineteenth-Century Oxford”, in N. Miltsios and M. Tamiolaki (edd.), Polybius and His Legacy (Berlin, 2018), 417-444.

“Death on the Nile: The Myth of Osiris and the Utility of History in Diodorus”, in L. Audley-Miller and B. Dignas (edd.), Wandering Myths: Transcultural Uses of Myth in the Ancient World (Berlin, 2018), 309-26.

“Appian”, in K. De Temmerman and E. van Emde Boas (edd.), Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature (Leiden, 2018), 207-220.

“Cassius Dio”, in K. De Temmerman and E. van Emde Boas (edd.), Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature (Leiden, 2018), 221-235 .

“Herodian”, in K. De Temmerman and E. van Emde Boas (edd.), Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature (Leiden, 2018), 236-250.

“Polybius”, in K. De Temmerman and E. van Emde Boas (edd.), Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature (Leiden, 2018), 191-206.

“The Lexicon Historiographicum Graecum et Latinum: An Interim Review”, in Histos 11 (2017), XLVII-LIX. URL: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/histos/documents/2017RD05PitcheronLexicon.pdf

“Caesar and Greek Historians”, in L. Grillo and C. Krebs (edd.), The Cambridge Companion to the Writings of Julius Caesar (Cambridge, 2017), 237-48.

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