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


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

Papers Published

  1. 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]
  2. 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
  3. Davis, G, A flag of one’s own? Aimé Césaire between poetry and politics (June, 2013), Oxford University Press [available here]  [abs]
  4. 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
  5. Davis, G, Ad Sidera Notus: The Rhetoric of Lament and Consolation in Fortunatus' De Gelesuintha, Agon, vol. 1.1 (1967), pp. 118-134
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.)
  9. Euphrosyne, edited by Davis, G; Burian, P; Clay, JS, Beiträge Zur Altertumskunde, vol. 370 (2020), de Gruyter
  10. 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]
  11. 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
  12. Crichlow, MA; Davis, G, Introduction, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 115 no. 3 (July, 2016), pp. 437-440, Duke University Press [doi]
  13. Davis, G, Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park: the Antigua Collection (2004) [papersdavishtml]
  14. Davis, G, L'intertextualite comme strategie dans un programme postcolonial: 'Ferrements' d'Aime Cesaire., Europe, vol. 832-3 (1998), pp. 109-118
  15. 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]
  16. Davis, G, Ovid Metamorphoses 3.442ff. and the Prologue to Menander's Misoumenos, Phoenix, vol. 32 (1978), pp. 339-342
  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, 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]
  19. 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
  20. 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]
  21. 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]
  22. 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]
  23. 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
  24. Davis, G, Towards a ‘Non-Vicious Circle’: The Lyric of Aimé Césaire in English, Stanford French Review, vol. 1.1 (1977), pp. 135-146
  25. Davis, G, Ut pictura poesis: A testament, Agenda, vol. 39 no. 1-3 (December, 2003), pp. 198  [abs]


  1. Davis, G, Aimé Césaire, in Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (2015)
  2. Davis, G, Aimé Césaire, in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, edited by Irele, A; Jeyifo, B (2010), Oxford University Press
  3. Davis, G, Archilochus lyricus and Horatian melos, in A Companion to Horace, edited by Davis, G (2010), pp. 105-127, WILEY-BLACKWELL
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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]
  9. Davis, G, Derek Walcott, in Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, edited by Irele, A; Jeyifo, B (2010)
  10. 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..)
  11. 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
  12. 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]
  13. 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]
  14. Davis, G, Lyric worlds: Old and New under the sun, Arts and Sciences Newsletter, vol. 12 no. 1 (1991), Cornell University
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Davis, G, The mind at the end of the palm, The Stanford Magazine (1982), pp. 46-51
  18. Davis, G, Wine and the Symposium, in The Cambridge Companion to Horace, edited by Harrison, S (2007), pp. 207-220, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521830027 [doi]  [abs]
  19. 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

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, Derek Walcott’s Poetry: American Mimicry by Rei Terada (Boston 1992), American Literature, vol. 69 no. 1 (1997), pp. 241-241
  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, From a Sabine Jar by L. Edmunds (Chapel Hill 1992), Classical Journal, vol. 88 no. 2 (1993), pp. 203-206
  5. Davis, G, Horace’s Narrative Odes by Michèle Lowrie (Oxford 1997), Classical Review, vol. ns. 49 no. 1 (Spring, 1999), pp. 50-52 [doi]
  6. Davis, G, Metaformations by F. Ahl (Ithaca 1985), Classical Philology, vol. 83 no. 3 (1985), pp. 260-262
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Davis, G, The Art of the Aeneid by W.S. Anderson, Comparative Literature, vol. 24 no. 1 (1972), pp. 93-94