William W. Batstone

William W. Batstone

William W. Batstone

Professor Emeritus


Areas of Expertise

  • Lyric
  • Rhetoric and literary criticism
  • Roman Literature


  • Ph.D. California-Berkeley 1984
  • M.A. California-Berkeley 1976
  • B.A. Harvard 1974


Catiline's Conspiracy, The Jugurthine War, Histories
Caesar's Civil War
Defining Genre and Gender in Latin Literature


 Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry: An Anthology of New Translations

Editor (with Diane J. Raynor), Latin lyric and elegiac poetry: an anthology of new translations (New York, 1995)
Editor (with Garth Tissol) Defining Gender and Genre in Latin Literature (Peter Lang, 2005)
Caesar's Civil War: A literary introduction (with Cynthia Damon) (forthcoming: Oxford, 2005)

Recent Articles:
"Catullus and Bakhtin: the Problems of a Dialogic Lyric" in Bakhtin and the Classics ed. R. Bracht Branham (Evanston, Ill., 2002)
"Plautine Farce and Plautine Freedom: An essay on the value of metatheatre" in Defining Genre and Gender in Latin Literature (Batstone and Tissol, edd) 2005 "
"Cicero's construction of consular ethos in the First Catilinarian,"Transactions of the American Philological Association 124 (1994), 221-266
"Virgilian didaxis: value and meaning in the Georgics in The Cambridge Companion to Virgil, ed. Charles A. Martindale (Cambridge 1997)

Full CV

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