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N. Gregson G. Davis, Andrew W. Mellon Research Professor of the Humanities and Classical Studies and Faculty of Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

N. Gregson G. Davis
Contact Info:
Office Location:  243A Allen Bldg. Box 90103
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3244
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • LATIN 101.01, ELEMENTARY LATIN Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 128, MWF 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
  • LATIN 368S.01, SNAPSHOTS OF ROME Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 129, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • LS 770.84, SELECTED TOPICS Synopsis
    GLS 2114 CONF ROOM, W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Research Interests:

Current projects: Vergil, Walcott, Antigua

My primary field of research in Classical Studies is ancient Greek and Latin poetry, and my the focus of my published word has been on the interpretation of the poetry of the Augustan poets, Horace, Vergil and Ovid. I also pursue research in contemporary Caribbean Literature, with special emphasis on the Francophone and Anglophone literary traditions (particularly the poetry of the Martinican, Aime Cesaire, and the St.Lucian, Derek Walcott). My chief current research project is a monograph on the interplay of ideas in Vergil's Bucolic verse (Eclogues).

Areas of Interest:



Europe • Caribbean • Classics • Horace • Ovid • Cesaire • Vergil • Walcott

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. with with Abiola Irele., Journal of a Homecoming. English translation, with Introduction, of Aimé Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal, in Aimé Césaire: Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (2014)  [author's comments]
    2. Parthenope: The Interplay of Ideas in Vergiian Bucolic (2013)
    3. Negritude-as-performance: the interplay of efficacious and inefficaciuos speech acts in Cahier d'un retour au pays natal, Research in African Literatures, vol. 41 no. 1 (Spring, 2010), pp. 142-154
    4. A Companion to Horace (2010), Wiley-Blackwell Oxford 2010
    5. Archilochus lyricus and Horatian melos, in In A Companion to Horace, edited by Gregson Davis (2010), Wiley Blackwell

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