Dr Anna Clark

Tutor in Roman History


MA, M.Litt. (St. And.), DPhil

Academic Background

I studied at St Andrews (1993-1999), and then moved to Merton College, Oxford for doctoral work. I came to Christ Church as a college lecturer in 2002, and have been Tutor in Roman History since 2003 and an Official Student and University Lecturer since 2007.

Undergraduate Teaching

I teach undergraduate papers in Roman history. 

Research Interests

My principal research interests lie in Roman history of the republican and early imperial periods. I have written on historiography, epistolography, and comedy and on topics including religious, cultural, social, and political history. I am currently interested in finding ways to describe Roman society without relying on such categories (religious, cultural, political etc.), and am writing a book (Approaching Roman Society) that attempts to do this through a series of case studies.

Publications include:

Approaching Roman Society (in preparation)
Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome, OUP 2007

‘Gods, change and civic space in late Republican oratory’ in C. Steel and H. van der Blom (eds.), Politics, People and Res Publica (under review)
‘Honouring honos’ in E. Bispham and D. Miano (eds.), Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Italy www.classics.ox.ac.uk/annaclark.html(under review)
‘Ciceronian Correspondences? Gods as elements of social communication (Att. 1.13, 1.16, 1.18)’, working paper (2013) available on academia.edu
‘Gods and Roman Comedy’ forthcoming in M. Dintner (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Roman Comedy, CUP.
‘Vologaeses as Mirror’, Histos 5 (2011), 208-31
‘Magistri and ministri in Roman Italy: associations with gods’, in J. Richardson and F. Santangelo (eds.), Priests and State in the Roman World, Steiner 2011, 341-72.
‘The City in Epistolography’ Oxford Research Archive 2007
‘Passwords and their significance’ Oxford Research Archive 2007
‘Nasica and fides’, CQ 57 (2007), 125-31