Publications

The main output of the project is a pair of peer-reviewed edited volumes, each containing a balanced and interlocking set of articles by invited contributors.

The first of these, Roman literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: literary interactions, AD 96-138 was published by CUP in 2018. It grew out of the project’s first two conferences, held in St Andrews in June 2013 and in Rostock in June 2014, and has a primarily Latin focus. More details are available here.

A second edited volume will follow shortly, based on the work of our third and fourth conferences. It focuses on the challenges of reading interaction across cultural and linguistic divides. With an extended chronological spread (96-235AD) and with an interest in interactions between Greco-Roman, Jewish and Christian writing and reading practices, it will expand the focus of volume 1 by branching out to consider a wider spread of texts and questions.

In addition to the edited volumes, a series of Working Papers (including workshop and conference proceedings, conference-paper synopses and chapter abstracts) has been published on this website. Participants also collaborated to produce an archive of modern scholarship and ancient references, which supported research during the course of the project.

Further outputs will arise out of the next phase of the project, on the evolution of theories of intertextuality in different disciplines and the changing nature of intertextuality studies in the digital age. Some specific research is also planned on interactions between literary and less-literary/non-literary spheres of activity (military, administrative, technical, legal, political, economic, religious, and artistic) across the Roman empire.