Classical Studies Faculty Directory

Christopher Polt

Associate Professor


Catullus and Roman comedy: theatricality and personal drama in the late Republic. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.

"'I found someone'…Or did I? Teaching Persona Theory Through Popular Music." Forthcoming in Classical World 112 (2018).

"Furrowing Prows: Varro of Atax's Argonautae and Transgressive Sailing in Vergil's Aeneid." Classical Quarterly 67 (2017) 542-557.

"A Catullan/Apollonian 'Window Reference' at Vergil Eclogue 4.31-36." Hermes 144 (2016) 118-122.

Review of Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Silence in Catullus. Madison, WI. 2013. Classical Journal Online 2015.05.10.

"Polity Across the Pond: Democracy, Republic, and Empire in Phaedrus Fables 1.2." Classical Journal 110 (2014/15) 161–90.

"Allusive Translation and Chronological Paradox in Varro of Atax's Argonautae." American Journal of Philology 134 (2013) 603–36.

"The Origin of the Idaean Dactyls (Apollonius Argonautica 1.1129–1131)." Classical Philology 108 (2013) 339–46.

"The Humour and Thematic Centrality of the patera in Plautus' Amphitruo." Greece & Rome 60 (2013) 232–45.

Review of George W.M. Harrison and Vayos Liapis (edd.), Performance in Greek and Roman Theatre. Leiden. 2013. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2013.11.27.

"Apollonius, the Launch of the Argo and the Meaning and Significance of decurrere at Catullus 64.6 and Valerius Flaccus 1.186." Classical Quarterly 62 (2012) 692–704.

Review of R. Alden Smith, Virgil. Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World. Malden, Mass. 2011. Classical Journal Online 2012.12.12.

Review of Siobhan McElduff and Enrica Sciarrino (edd.), Complicating the History of Western Translation: The Ancient Mediterranean in Perspective. Manchester. 2011. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.07.17.