Dr Abigail Buglass, Trinity College, Oxford
Postdoctoral Fellow, January - August 2018
Abigail Buglass studied Classics at Edinburgh for her undergraduate and master's degrees, and later wrote her doctoral thesis at Trinity College, Oxford. Her thesis seeks to show the didactic and rhetorical role played by the frequent, but often misunderstood verbal repetitions in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura. She has spent time doing research in Munich at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, and in 2014 at Columbia University, New York.
At the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Abigail is working on her next project, which explores the intellectual history of Lucretius' extraordinary poem, specifically looking at the late antique reception of De Rerum Natura. Her main research interests are Latin didactic poetry, intellectual history and Lucretius' later reception, and epic poetry.