François Ripoll

François Ripoll is Professor of Latin Language and Literature at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès (France).

His main area of research is Flavian epic, on which he has published several articles as well as two books: La morale héroïque dans les épopées latines d'époque flavienne (1998) and a commentary on the Achilleid of Statius (with J. Soubiran, 2008).

François Ripoll has also written articles on Vergil, Lucan, Q. Curtius, Martial, Petronius and the Younger Pliny. His latest publications include "Peut-on considérer la Pharsale comme une 'épopée tragique'?", in: V. Berlincourt, L. Galli Milić, and D. P. Nelis (eds.), Lucan and Claudian: Context and Intertext (Bibliothek der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften), Heidelberg 2016, 61-76; "La mutilation oculaire: un thème guerrier de l'épopée antique de Lucain aux épiques flaviens", in: F. Galtier and R. Poignault (edd.) Présence de Lucain (forthcoming); and "Ulysses as an inter (and meta-) textual hero in the Achilleid of Statius", in: N. Coffee, C. Forstall, L. Galli Milic and D. Nelis (edd.), Intertextuality in Flavian Epic (forthcoming).