Jason Nethercut

Associate Professor & Associate Department Chair

Dr. Nethercut is Associate Professor and Head of Classics and the current Associate Chair and Undergraduate Director of the World Languages Department. His research specializations center broadly on Latin literature and Roman culture of all periods, with an emphasis on Republican Roman poetry. A major secondary focus of his research explores the intersection of European colonialism in Africa and Neo-Latin literature. His first book, Ennius Noster: Lucretius and the Annales (Oxford University Press, 2021), represents the first comprehensive study in any language devoted to the literary relationship between the two most important Latin epic poets of the Roman Republic. He has also published articles on Early Latin epic, Ennius, Lucretius, Vergil, Tibullus, and Ovid. He is currently under contract as the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Ennius, while finishing up a monograph on Ennius and Homer. Another major project in its earlier stages explores the reception and diffusion of Athenian Tragedy in Republican Roman literature and culture.