Joseph Reed

FALL 2019 FACULTY FELLOW

Biography

Jay Reed is Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Brown University. His research focuses on poetic constructions of subjectivity and identity in ancient Greece and Rome, especially in the Hellenistic period and early Roman Empire, and their reception in early modern and modern culture. He has published on Virgil, Ovid, later Greek bucolic poetry, and the ancient myths and cults of Adonis and other “dying gods.” His current project is a book-length study of the poetics of empire focusing on the Roman reception of Hellenistic Greek literature, and embracing the political dimension of Augustan poetry in general and its lasting influence on later European culture.