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Dr Jonathan Tracy

Lecturer in Classical Studies

School of Humanities

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • the political, religious, and scientific ideas of the Roman poets Virgil and Lucan
  • the developing role of Egypt in the Greek and Roman imagination
  • the development of ancient ideas and literature about animals
  • the relationship between science, nature, and religion in the ancient world

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Classical Greek and Roman History (210306): Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000):
History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science) (220206): History and Philosophy of Specific Fields (220200):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Latin and Classical Greek Literature (200510): Literary Studies (200500):
Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000):
Political Science (160600): Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Outputs

Journal

Tracy, JE. (2016). Massey, history, and memory: Why we honour flawed heroes. : Stuff
[Internet publication]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2016). Book Review: Lucan and the Sublime: Power, representation and aesthetic experience by H.J.M. Day. The Classical Review. 66(2), 441-443
[Book Review]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2016). The significance of Lucan's Deiotarus episode. The Classical Quarterly. 66(2), 605-613
[Journal article]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Salapata, G., & Tracy, J. (2015). ISIS barbarity knows no bounds—Lessons from the Ancient World. : Media Works New Zealand
[Internet publication]Authored by: Salapata, G., Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2013). The cosmic viewpoint: A study of Seneca’s natural questions by Gareth Williams. Phoenix. 67(1/2), 197-199
[Book Review]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2010). The text and significance of Lucan 10.107. The Classical Quarterly. 60, 281-286
[Journal article]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2010). Fallentia sidera: the failure of astronomical escapism in Lucan. The American Journal of Philology. 131, 635-661
[Journal article]Authored by: Tracy, J.

Book

Tracy, JE. (2016). Knowledge, power, and republicanism in Lucan. In A. Keith, & J. Edmondson (Eds.) Roman literary cultures: Domestic politics, revolutionary poetics, civic spectacle. (pp. 221 - 253). : University of Toronto Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, J.(2014). Lucan's Egyptian Civil War. : Cambridge University Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2011). Internal evidence for the completeness of the Bellum Civile. In P. Asso (Ed.) Brill's Companion to Lucan. : Brill
[Chapter]Authored by: Tracy, J.

Conference

Tracy, JE. (2017, February). War by other means: The memory of sesostris in early byzantine historiography. Presented at Dreams, Memory and Imagination in Byzantium. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2017, January). Constantius and the Obelisk: Ignoring the Lessons of History. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies. Toronto, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2017, January). Memes vs. genes: Lucan, virgil and the dynastic principle. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2016). Constantius and the Obelisk: Ignoring the Lessons of History. (pp. 222 - 223). , Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies: Society for Classical Studies
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2016, May). Lucan's Phemonoe: Exploring strategies of resistance. Presented at Classical Association of Canada Annual Conference. Québec City, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2015, July). Lessons from the ruins: Roman reflections on egyptian decline. Presented at Pacific Rim Roman Literature Seminar. Auckland. New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2015, May). The Culture of Sterility in Virgil's Carthage. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada. Toronto, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tracy, J.

Other

Tracy, JE. (2016, March). The Culture of Sterility in Virgil's Carthage. In The University of Auckland.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2014). The Virgil Encyclopedia entries on: Anchorage, Arctos, Arcturus, Bootes, Catasterism, Constellations, Egypt, Hesperus, Hyades, Navigation, Orion, Planets, Pleiades, Sirius, Taygete, Ursa Maior, Vesper, and Virgo. John Wiley & Sons
[Other]Authored by: Tracy, J.Contributed to by: Tracy, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

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