About our staff
Dr Janja Soldo
Lecturer in Classical Languages and Literature
I joined the Classics Department permanently in August 2022, having previously taught Latin and Greek language and literature in Ireland (Maynooth), Wales (Swansea) and Germany (Munich). I gained my PhD in Munich in 2018 with a commentary on the second book of Seneca's Epistulae Morales.
I welcome enquiries from postgraduates who want to work on Seneca the Younger and/or other letter writers.
Summary of research interestsPlaces:
- Language & Literature
My research focuses primarily on ancient letter writers, in particular Seneca the Younger and Fronto, and letter collections more generally. In 2021, my first book was published with OUP: Seneca Epistulae Morales Book 2. A Commentary with Text, Translation & Introduction.
Current research activities
I am currently involved in co-editing three volumes: on fictionality in ancient epistolography (together with Claire Rachel Jackson); on fallibility and fallibilism in ancient literature and philosophy (together with Therese Fuhrer); on Italo Calvino and the Classics (together with Lisa Cordes and Marco Formisano).
I am also undertaking research towards my second monograph, a study of addressees in ancient letter collections.
Latin 1D (Cicero Pro Milone)Latin 2A (Tacitus Dialogus de oratoribus)Roman World 1B
HonoursLatin Language A Greek and Roman Letter CollectionsThe Ancient Novel