Sarah McCallum


In my research, I focus on issues of genre, aesthetics, and literary inheritance in the Roman poetic tradition. I am particularly interested in Roman poetry of the first century BCE, and its relationship with Greek models ranging from the Homeric epics to Theocritus, Apollonius, and Hellenistic epigram. 

Personal Website
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Ph.D. Classics University of Toronto 2012
M.A. Classics University of Toronto 2008

Selected Publications

“Elegiac Amor and Mors in Vergil’s ‘Italian Iliad’: A Case Study (Verg. Aen. 10.185–193).” CQ 65.2 (2015): 693–703.

Heu Ligurine: Echoes of Vergil in Horace Odes 4.1.” Vergilius 61 (2015): 29–42.

Primus Pastor: The Origins of Pastoral Programme in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.” In Roman Literary Cultures:
 Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle. J. Edmondson and A. Keith, eds. University of Toronto Press, 2016.