Paul Roche

Paul Roche (PhD University of Otago) is senior lecturer in Latin at the University of Sydney.  

His research concentrates on the intersection of Roman politics and Latin literature in the first century AD.

He is the author of “Lucan’s Shooting Stars (1.536): per vacuum noctis tempus“, Mnemosyne 61.1 (2008): 140-1; Lucan, De Bello Civili, Book 1 (Oxford 2009), “Lucan’s De Bello Civili in the Thebaid“, in: W. J. Dominik, C.E. Newlands, K. Gervais (eds.). Brill’s Companion to Statius. Leiden 2015: 393-47; “Author and Authority in the Prefaces of Pliny the Elder’s Natural History and Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria“, in: A. Zissos (ed., 2016), A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome. Chichester: 434-449; the editor of Pliny’s Praise: the Panegyricus in the Roman World (Cambridge 2011), and co-editor (with W. J. Dominik and J. G. Garthwaite) of Writing Politics in Imperial Rome (Leiden: Brill 2009).

Paul Roche is currently preparing Lucan, De Bello Civili VII, for the series 'Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics', and editing a volume of essays on Lucan.