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Dr Jonathan Tracy

Lecturer in Classical Studies

School of Humanities

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • the ethnic, political, and scientific ideology of the Roman poets Virgil and Lucan
  • the developing role of Egypt in the Greek and Roman imagination
  • the development of Roman views on immigration, refugees, and national identity
  • the application of evolutionary psychology to literary studies

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.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2016). Fair play in ancient sport: Was divine assistance the Greeks' steroids?.
[Internet publication]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2016). _Lucan and the Sublime: Power, Representation and Aesthetic Experience_ by H.J.M. Day. The Classical Review. ,
[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.
[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. Monash University, 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. Victoria University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2016). Constantius and the Obelisk: Ignoring the Lessons of History. , Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Tracy, J.
Tracy, JE. (2016, May). Lucan's Phemonoe: Exploring Strategies of Resistance. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of Canada. 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. University of Auckland.
[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. (2013). 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.
[Other]Authored by: Tracy, J.Contributed to by: Tracy, J.

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