Dr. Craig Maynes
My main research interests are the comic influences on Roman elegy and the expression of Roman social ideology, particularly in domestic architecture. My current research projects include an article examining the presence of the comic tradition in Catullus 67, and a monograph on comic identity and domestic architecture in Augustan elegy.
I have also conducted research into Late antique aristocratic identity in Gaul and Northern Italy, and into the criticism and transmission of the text of Rutilius Namatianus’ De Reditu Suo.
- “Comedy and the Identity Riddles of Catullus 67.” Annual meeting of the Classical Association of Canada. The University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario. May 7-10, 2012.
- “Philologizing Philologists, a case study: Philological History and the Text of Rutilius Namatianus’ De Reditu Suo” in S. Gurd (ed.), Philology and its Histories. Ohio State University Press, 2010. 69-114.
- Review of Guy de la Bédoyère, Cities of Roman Italy: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ostia (Bristol Classical Press, 2010), Mouseion 54.3 (2010), 464-466.
- “Domestic Doors and Social Change in Northern Italy.” Annual meeting of the Atlantic Classical Association. St. Mary’s University. Halifax, Nova Scotia. October 15-16, 2010.
- Review of J.M. Trappes-Lomax, Catullus: a Textual Reappraisal (Classical Press of Wales 2007), Mouseion 53.3 (2009), 362-364.
- “Ianua Nigra: Doors, Death and Closure in Propertius IV.” Annual meeting of the Classical Association of Canada. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia. May 12-14, 2009.
- Review of F. Cairns, Sextus Propertius: The Augustan Elegist (Cambridge 2006), R.K. Gibson, Excess and Restraint: Propertius, Horace, and Ovid’s Ars Amatoria (London 2007), and G. Hutchinson, Propertius: Elegies Book IV (Cambridge 2006), Phoenix 62 (2008), 397-402.
- “Malesuada Otia: The Culture of Hunting in the Poetry of Late Antique Gaul.” Annual meeting of the Atlantic Classical Association. Dalhousie University. Halifax, Nova Scotia. October 26-27, 2007.