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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Brigitte Libby

classical studies

photo of Brigitte Libby

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Latin Literature
Princeton University

Stokes S239
Phone: 617-552-3661
Fax: 617-552-6974



Fields of Interest

Latin literature, with a particular interest in narrative strategies, lies and fiction, literary representations of history, and uses of Greek myth at Rome. My current book project focuses on the use of Trojan myth in Roman poetry. I trace how Roman poets re-imagined Trojan myth to fit changing political and cultural circumstances.


Representative Publications

“Moons, Smoke and Mirrors in Apuleius’ Portrayal of Isis”
American Journal of Philology
132.2, 301-22.

“The Intersection of Poetic and Imperial Authority in Phaedrus’ Fables”
Classical Quarterly
60.2, 545-58.