About Dr Anne Rogerson

Dr Rogerson’s research interests include: Virgil’s Aeneid and its reception from antiquity to the present day; representations of children, childhood and adolescence in Roman literature; Latin epic and lyric poetry.

Dr Rogerson joined the Department of Classics & Ancient History at Sydney in 2009, after four years lecturing at the Universities of Cambridge and Nottingham. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 2005, working with Prof. Philip Hardie and Dr Emily Gowers on the representation of Aeneas’ young son Ascanius in Virgil’s Aeneid. She is currently engaged in writing a book based on that thesis, with the working title of Virgil’s Ascanius: promises and problems in the Aeneid, exploring the role that Ascanius plays in drawing out the themes and concerns of Virgil’s famous epic. Dr Rogerson is also particularly interested in the commentary tradition of the Aeneid and in later literary responses to the Aeneid in such diverse texts as: the Supplement or thirteenth book written by the Renaissance humanist Maffeo Vegio to tie up Virgil’s loose ends; the fictionalised account of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s adventures during and after Culloden titled Ascanius: or the young adventurer, which ran to numerous editions in the second half of the eighteenth century; Ursula Le Guin’s recent novel, Lavinia; and Dorothy L. Sayers’ Gaudy Night.

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Selected publications

  • (2013), ‘Vegio’s Ascanius: Problems in the continuation of the Aeneid’, Classical Receptions Journal.
  • (2013), entries on John Conington, W. Warde Fowler, Sir Roger Mynors, Henry Nettleship and Thomas E. Page, in: R. F. Thomas & J. Ziolkowski (eds), Virgil Encyclopedia, (Wiley-Blackwell: Malden, MA).
  • (2012), ‘Sex and the city: Ovid’s elegiac Rome’, Classicum 38.2 (forthcoming)
  • (2007), ‘Conington’s Roman Homer’, in: C. Stray (ed.), Oxford Classics: Teaching and Learning 1800-2000, (Duckworth: London), pp. 94-106.
  • (2007), ‘An Introduction to Conington’s Aeneid’, in: J. Conington (ed.), Virgil: Eclogues, Georgics, Aeneid, Vols II.1 and III.1, (Bristol Phoenix Press: Bristol).
  • (2002), ‘Dazzling Likeness: seeing ekphrasis in Aeneid 10’, Ramus 31: Ekphrasis in Classical Literature, pp. 51-72.
  • (2000), ‘The Successors to Augustus’, Classicum 26.1, pp. 6-14.