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Publications of N. Gregson Davis    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. Davis, G, Parthenope: The interplay of ideas in Vergilian Bucolic, vol. 346 (January, 2012), pp. 1-191, ISBN 9789004233089
  2. Davis, G, Virgil's eclogues (December, 2010), pp. 1-91, ISBN 9780812242256  [abs]
  3. Davis, G, A Companion to Horace (February, 2010), WILEY-BLACKWELL, ISBN 9781405155403 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Davis, G, Aimé Césaire (1997), Cambridge University Press (Cambridge.)
  5. Davis, G, Polyhymnia: The Rhetoric of Horatian Lyric Discourse (1991), University of California Press (Berkeley/Los Angeles/ Oxford.)
  6. Davis, G, Non-Vicious Circle: Twenty Poems of Aimé Césaire (1984), Stanford University Press (Stanford, Ca..)
  7. Davis, G, The Death of Procris "Amor" and the Hunt in Ovid's Metamorphoses, vol. 2 (1983), pp. 164 pages, Edizioni dell’ Ateneo (Rome, Italy.)
  8. Davis, G; Davis, M, Antigua Black: Portrait of an Island People (1971), Scrimshaw Press (San Francisco.)

Papers Published

  1. Euphrosyne, edited by Davis, G; Burian, P; Clay, JS, Beiträge Zur Altertumskunde, vol. 370 (2020), de Gruyter
  2. Crichlow, MA; Davis, G, Introduction, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 115 no. 3 (July, 2016), pp. 437-440, Duke University Press [doi]
  3. Davis, G, Forging a caribbean literary style: Vulgar eloquence and the language of césaire's cahier d'un retour au pays natal, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 115 no. 3 (July, 2016), pp. 457-467, Duke University Press [doi]
  4. Davis, G, A flag of one’s own? Aimé Césaire between poetry and politics (June, 2013), Oxford University Press [available here]  [abs]
  5. Davis, G, A, virgo infelix, quae te dementia cepit?: The Epicurean Critique of amor insanus, Vergilius, vol. 57 (2011), pp. 35-54, ISSN 0506-7294
  6. Davis, G, Negritude-as-performance: The interplay of efficacious and inefficacious speech acts in Cahier d'un retour au pays natal, Research in African Literatures, vol. 41 no. 1 (Spring, 2010), pp. 142-154, Indiana University Press [doi]  [abs]
  7. Davis, G, Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park: the Antigua Collection (2004) [papersdavishtml]
  8. Davis, G, Ut pictura poesis: A testament, Agenda, vol. 39 no. 1-3 (December, 2003), pp. 198  [abs]
  9. Davis, G, Ait Phaselus: The Caricature of Stylistic Inelegance in Catullus 4", "Materiali E Discussioni Per L'Analysi Dei Testi Classici.", vol. 48 (August, 2002), pp. 111-143
  10. Davis, G, "Pastoral Sites": Aspects of Bucolic Transformation in Derek Walcott's "Omeros", The Classical World, vol. 93 no. 1 (1999), pp. 43-43, JSTOR [doi]
  11. Davis, G, L'intertextualite comme strategie dans un programme postcolonial: 'Ferrements' d'Aime Cesaire., Europe, vol. 832-3 (1998), pp. 109-118
  12. Davis, G, ''With no Homeric shadow'': The disavowal of epic in Derek Walcott's 'Omeros', South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 96 no. 2 (1997), pp. 321-333
  13. Davis, G, The figure of Anacreon in Horatian lyric, Hellas, vol. 7 no. 2 (1996), pp. 63-74 (Special issue in honor of Wesley Trimpi.)  [abs]
  14. Davis, G, Cupid at the Ivory Gates: Ausonius as a reader of Vergil, Colby Quarterly, vol. 30.3 (1994), pp. 162-170 (Studies in Roman Epic.)
  15. Kennedy, D; Perky, J; Lougee, C; McCall, M; Robinson, P; Gibb, J; Bush, CN; Brown, J; Dekker, G; King, B; Chace, W; Camargo, C; Evans, JM; Rebholz, R; Degler, C; Gelpi, B; Rosaldo, R; Mahrt, W; Rayden, H; Lindenberger, H; Gelpi, A; Davis, G; Middlebrook, D; Phillips, D; Papasotiriou, H; Evans, M; Chace, B; Harvey, V; Sneehan, J; Riggs, D, The discussion about proposals to change the Western Culture program at Stanford University, Minerva, vol. 27 no. 2-3 (June, 1989), pp. 223-411 [doi]
  16. Davis, G, Ingenii cumba?: literary aporia and the rhetoric of Horace's O navis referent (C.1.14), Rheinisches Museum Für Philologie, vol. 132 (1989), pp. 331-345
  17. Davis, G, Quis...digne scripserit?: The topos of alter Homerus in Horace C.1.6, Phoenix, vol. 41.3 (1987), pp. 292-295
  18. Davis, G, Carmina/Iambi: the literary-generic dimension of Horace's Integer vitae (C.1, 22), Quaderni Urbinati Di Cultura Classica: Atti Di Convegni, vol. 27 no. 3 (1987), pp. 67-78, ISSN 1724-1901
  19. Davis, G, Silence and Decorum: Encomiastic Convention and the Epilogue of Horace Carm. 3.2, Classical Antiquity, vol. 2 no. 1 (January, 1983), pp. 9-26, JSTOR (Studies in Classical Lyric : A Homage to Elroy Bundy.) [doi]
  20. Davis, G, The Disavowal of the Grand (Recusatio) in two poems by Wallace Stevens, Pacific Coast Philology, vol. 17 no. 1-2 (1982), pp. 92-102
  21. Davis, G, The Problem of Closure in a carmen perpetuum: Aspects of Thematic Recapitulation in Ovid Metamorphoses 15, Grazer Beiträge, vol. 9 (1980), pp. 123-132
  22. Davis, G, Ovid Metamorphoses 3.442ff. and the Prologue to Menander's Misoumenos, Phoenix, vol. 32 (1978), pp. 339-342
  23. Davis, G, Towards a ‘Non-Vicious Circle’: The Lyric of Aimé Césaire in English, Stanford French Review, vol. 1.1 (1977), pp. 135-146
  24. Davis, G, The persona of licymnia: A revaluation of horace, carm. 2. 12, Philologus, vol. 119 no. 1-2 (January, 1975), pp. 70-83, WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH [doi]
  25. Davis, G, Ad Sidera Notus: The Rhetoric of Lament and Consolation in Fortunatus' De Gelesuintha, Agon, vol. 1.1 (1967), pp. 118-134


  1. Davis, G, Journal of a Homecoming, in Cahier d'un retour au pays natal by Aimé Césaire (2016), Duke University Press (translated by Davis, G.)  [abs]
  2. Davis, G, Aimé Césaire, in Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (2015)
  3. Davis, G, The dual function of the umbra-motif in Vergil’s Bucolics, in Vergilian Studies dedicated to the memory of Mario Geymonat, edited by Günther, HC, vol. 10 (2015), pp. 89-101, Traugott Bautz Verlag
  4. Davis, G, Locus of performance and lyric argument in Horace C.3.28, in Actes du colloque de Lyon "La poésie lyrique dans la cité antique (2015), pp. 275-284, École Normale de Lyon (translated by Davis, G.)  [abs]
  5. Davis, G, Defining a Lyric Ethos: Archilochus lyricus and Horatian melos, in A Companion to Horace (February, 2010), pp. 105-127, WILEY-BLACKWELL, ISBN 9781405155403 [doi]
  6. Davis, G, Derek Walcott, in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, edited by Irele, A; Jeyifo, B (2010)
  7. Davis, G, Aimé Césaire, in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, edited by Irele, A; Jeyifo, B (2010), Oxford University Press
  8. Davis, G, Archilochus lyricus and Horatian melos, in A Companion to Horace, edited by Davis, G (2010), pp. 105-127, WILEY-BLACKWELL
  9. Davis, G, Wine and the symposium, in The Cambridge Companion to Horace, edited by Harrison, S (January, 2007), pp. 207-220, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521830027 [doi]  [abs]
  10. Davis, G, ’Homecomings without Home’: representations of (post)colonial nostos (homecoming) in the lyric of Aimé Césaire and Derek Walcott’, in Homer in the Twentieth Century: between World Literature and the Western Canon, edited by Greenwood, E; Graziosi, B (2007), Oxford University Press
  11. Davis, G, Reframing the Homeric: images of the Odyssey in the art of Derek Walcott and Romare Bearden, in Oxford Companion to Classical Receptions, edited by Hardwick, L; Stray, C (2007), pp. 401-414, Oxford University Press
  12. Davis, G, From Lyric to Elegy: the Inscription of the Elegiac Subject in Heroides 15 (Sappho to Phaon), in Defining Genre and Gender in Latin Literature: Essays Presented to William S. Anderson on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday, edited by Batsone, WW; Tissol, G, vol. 15 (2005), pp. 175-191, Peter Lang Publishing
  13. Davis, G, Consolation in the Bucolic mode: The Epicurean cadence of Vergil’s First Eclogue, in Vergil. Philodemus, and the Augustans, edited by Armstrong, D; Fish, J; Johnston, P; Skinner, M (2003), pp. 63-74, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas
  14. Davis, G, Carmina/Iambi: the literary-generic dimension of Horace's Integer vitae (C.1, 22), in Why Horace: A Collection of Interpretations, edited by Anderson, WS (1999), pp. 51-62, Bolchazy- Carducci
  15. Davis, G, Beyond Disciplinary Hierarchies in Higher Education, in Bruce A. Kimball: The Condition of American Liberal Education: Pragmatism and a Changing Tradition, edited by Orrill, R (1995), College Entrance Examination Board, New York
  16. Davis, G, Between Cultures: toward a redefinition of Liberal Education, in African Studies and the Undergraduate Curriculum, edited by Alden, P; Lloyd, D; Samatar, A (1994), pp. 19-34, Lynne Reicher Publishers
  17. Davis, G, Desire and the Hunt in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, in The Burnett Lectures: A Quarter Century, edited by Genovese, EN (1993), pp. 142-170 (San Diego, Ca..)
  18. Davis, G, Lyric worlds: Old and New under the sun, Arts and Sciences Newsletter, vol. 12 no. 1 (1991), Cornell University
  19. Davis, G, The mind at the end of the palm, The Stanford Magazine (1982), pp. 46-51

Book & Monograph Reviews

  1. Davis, G, Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century by Emily Greenwood (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010), New West Indian Guide/Neue West Indische Gids, vol. 48 no. 1 & 2 (2012), pp. 179-181
  2. Davis, G, Horace’s Narrative Odes by Michèle Lowrie (Oxford 1997), Classical Review, vol. ns. 49 no. 1 (Spring, 1999), pp. 50-52 [doi]
  3. Davis, G, Epic of the Dispossessed: Derek Walcott’s Omeros by Robert D. Hammer (Columbia 1997), South Central Review, vol. 15 no. 2 (1998), pp. 59-61
  4. Davis, G, Derek Walcott’s Poetry: American Mimicry by Rei Terada (Boston 1992), American Literature, vol. 69 no. 1 (1997), pp. 241-241
  5. Davis, G, On Césaire, review-essay on Aimé Césaire: le nègre inconsolé by Roger Toumson and Simonne Henry-Valmore (Paris/Fort-de-France 1993); Aimé Césaire: une traversée paradoxale du siècle by Raphael Confiant (Paris 1993); Cahier d’un retour au pays natal ed. Abiola Irele, Research in African Literatures, vol. 26 no. 2 (1995), pp. 173-184
  6. Davis, G, From a Sabine Jar by L. Edmunds (Chapel Hill 1992), Classical Journal, vol. 88 no. 2 (1993), pp. 203-206
  7. Davis, G, Redeeming the Text: Latin Poetry and the Hermeneutics of Reception by Charles Martindale (Cambridge 1993), New England Classical Newsletter and Journal, vol. 20 no. 4 (1993), pp. 86-87
  8. Davis, G, Metaformations by F. Ahl (Ithaca 1985), Classical Philology, vol. 83 no. 3 (1985), pp. 260-262
  9. Davis, G, The Art of the Aeneid by W.S. Anderson, Comparative Literature, vol. 24 no. 1 (1972), pp. 93-94