Department of Classical Studies

Hugh C. Parker

Hugh C. Parker

Professor Hugh Parker

Contact Information
            Office: MHRA 1103
            Office Phone: 336-334-5703

At UNCG Since: 1991

            Ph.D. University of Minnesota – 1990
            M.A.  University of Minnesota – 1985
            B.A.   Beloit College – 1972

Research Interests
Dr. Parker’s main research interests fall within the area of Latin poetry, especially that of the Silver Age.  He is particularly interested in the Roman poet Martial and in Latin poetry dealing with Greek mythological themes.  He is currently working on an article that tries to resolve a manuscript problem in one of Martial’s epigrams and on another about several minor mythological characters in the Argonautica of Valerius Flaccus.  Other interests include medieval Latin literature (particularly secular literature during the 12th century Renaissance) and Roman religion.

Selected Publications

  • “The Romanization of Ino.”  Latomus 58 (1999).
  • A Greater Greece: Greek Gods in Italy in Ovid’s Fasti. Edwin Mellen Press. 1997.
  • “The Pagan Gods in Joseph of Exeter’s De Bello Troiano Medium Aevum 64 (1995).
  • “Romani Numen Soli:  Faunus in Ovid’s Fasti.”  TAPA 123 (1993).


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