Dr Justin Stover (PhD)
Senior Lecturer; Medieval Latin
After an undergraduate career in classics at a small college in Virginia, where I had the privilege of studying such arcana as Roman agrarian writers, medieval angelology, and Counter-Reformation era Latin works, I pursued a doctorate in medieval Latin at Harvard University, where I wrote a dissertation on Plato in the Latin west in the twelfth century. I then moved to these shores to take up a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at All Souls College of the University of Oxford, whence to Edinburgh I came at the beginning of 2017.
Topic in Latin Literature 1
Elementary Latin (PG)
- Britain & Ireland
- Near East
- Ancient Civilisations
- Language & Literature
- Medieval & Renaissance
- Early Modern
My research explores the dissemination of the written heritage of antiquity in manuscript form in the post-classical period. I am interested in the ways in which classical texts were read, reused, and recopied in the medieval world, and how in turn those texts came finally to the age of print.
There still many things to be learned, even about classical literature, by looking at manuscripts - new texts to be discovered, new attributions to be made, new datings to be established. In the past, my work in this area has focused on Latin philosophical texts transmitted in the twelfth and thirteenth century – including a previously unpublished work by Apuleius – and on late-antique texts transmitted in continental insular centres in the ninth century.
The list below is a subset of the information held on the University of Edinburgh PURE system, and includes Books, Chapters, Articles and Conference contributions. For a full list, including details of other publication types (e.g. reviews), please see the Edinburgh Research Explorer page for Dr Justin Stover.
Books - Authored
Stover, J. and Woudhuysen, G. (forthcoming) The Lost History of Sextus Aurelius Victor. Edinburgh University Press
Books - Edited
Stover, J. (ed.) (2015) A New Work by Apuleius: The Lost Third Book of the De Platone. Oxford; New York: Oxford University PressDOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780198735748.book.1
Stover, J. (2022) Scipio Tettius and the Latin classics. History of Classical Scholarship, 4, pp. 269-288
Stover, J. and Woudhuysen, G. (2022) Historiarum libri quinque: Hegesippus between Josephus and Sallust. HISTOS, 16
Stover, J. and Woudhuysen, G. (2021) Jordanes and the date of the Epitome de Caesaribus. HISTOS, 15, pp. 150-188
Stover, J. and Woudhuysen, G. (2021) Aurelius Victor and the ending of Sallust's Jugurtha. Hermathena, 199
Stover, J. and Kestemont, M. (2016) The authorship of the Historia Augusta: Two new computer studies. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 59(2), pp. 140-157DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-5370.2016.12043.x
Stover, J. and Kestemont, M. (2016) Reassessing the Apuleian corpus: Constructing and enacting normality online across generations: The case of social networking sites. The Classical Quarterly, 66(2), pp. 645-672DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0009838816000768
Kelly, G. and Stover, J. (2016) The Hersfeldensis and the Fuldensis of Ammianus Marcellinus: A reconsideration. The Cambridge Classical Journal, 62, pp. 108-129DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1750270516000075
Kestemont, M., Stover, J., Koppel, M., Karsdorp, F. and Daelemans, W. (2016) Authenticating the writings of Julius Caesar. Expert Systems with Applications, 63, pp. 86-96DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2016.06.029
Stover, J. (2015) Apuleius and the Codex reginensis. Exemplaria Classica, 19, pp. 131-154
Stover, J. (forthcoming) Medieval Latin. In: Gibson, R. and Whitton, C. (eds.) The Cambridge Critical Guide to Latin Literature. Cambridge University Press
Stover, J. (2022) The nature of Apuleius' De Platone: An isagoge?. In: Motta, A. and Petrucci, F. (eds.) Isagogical Crossroads from the Early Imperial Age to the End of Antiquity. Leiden: Brill, pp. 49-71DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004506190_005
Stover, J. (2020) Window reference in Latin bucolic: The case of Martius Valerius. In: Burrow, C., Harrison, S., McLaughlin, M. and Tarantino, E. (eds.) Imitative Series and Clusters from Classical to Early Modern Literature. Berlin: Degruyter, pp. 121-138DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110699593-007