Prof Roy Gibson
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A native of Belfast, I gained my BA (1987) and PhD (1993) in Classics at Sidney Sussex college, Cambridge, and - after a brief stint there as Junior Research Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics (1992-94) - I joined the Department of Classics & Ancient History at the University of Manchester in 1994, becoming Professor of Latin in 2004. On 1 September 2018 I joined the Dept. of Classics & Ancient History at Durham as Professor of Classics.
I am very happy to supervise PhDs in the following areas: Ovid, Roman love elegy, Augustan poetry, Pliny the Younger, Cicero's Ad Familiares, and Roman epistolography
As part of my AHRC Ancient Letter Collections project, I am happy to offer talks to schools on aspects of ancient letters and letter collections, includng Cicero and Pliny.
- Cicero, Ad Familiares
- Pliny the Younger
- PI and Co-director (with Andrew Morrison): AHRC Ancient Letter Collections project
- Gibson, Roy K. (2020). Man of High Empire: the Life of Pliny the Younger. New York: Oxford University Press.
Chapter in book
- Gibson, Roy K (2018). Pliny and Plutarch's Practical Ethics: a newly rediscovered dialogue. In Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138. Koenig, A & Whitton, C.L. Cambridge University Press. 402-421.
- Gibson, Roy K. (2016). Fifty shades of orange: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries. In The Classical Commentary: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre. Kraus, C.S. & Stray, C.A. Oxford University Press. 346-75.
- Gibson, Roy K (2015). Not dark yet. Reading to the end of Pliny's nine-book collection. In Pliny the Book-Maker: Betting on Posterity in the Epistles. Marchesi, I Oxford Oxford University Press. 185 - 222.
- Gibson, Roy (2019). Pliny on the Nile: Panegyricus 29-32. MAIA 2019(71.2): 447-466.