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Professor Anna Chahoud

CHAIR OF LATIN (1870) (Classics)

I studied Classics in Bologna (Laurea in Lettere Classiche, 1991) and Pisa (Dottorato di Ricerca in Filologia greco-latina, 1996), and worked in England (Reading, 1997-8, and Durham, 1998-1999) before coming to Ireland in 1999. My research concentrates on early Latin and the transmission of Latin texts from antiquity to the early modern period. I have long been engaged in the study of fragmentary Republican satire, working on a new edition of, and the first English-language commentary, on the fragments of Lucilius. I am the author of a systematic study of Lucilius, of articles on Republican Latin and the grammatical tradition, and co-editor (with E. Dickey) of Colloquial and Literary Latin (Cambridge University Press 2010). I contributed to the New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and am consulting editor for the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. I am a Fellow of Trinity College (FTCD[2007]) and College Public Orator.
  Early Latin literature   Language and/or Literature, Classical Latin   Language change   Latin grammatical tradition   Latin poetry   LINGUISTICS   Transmission of Latin texts
 Lucilius, Satires
 Latin Texts in Ireland
 Latin Identities: Post-Reformation Sources in Europe
 Augustus Bimillennium at Trinity College Dublin

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ERC SH5 Cultures and Cultural Production Panel Member/Chair 2015-2022
MC Member [IS1407 IE] to COST Action IS1407 Ancient European Languages and Writing (AELAW) 2015-2019
Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures Research Theme, TLRH, Trinity College 2014-Present
Classics Advisory Board, Trinity College Dublin 2009-Present
Scientific Evaluator, Anvur Italian Universities VQR 2004-2010 2012-13
External Examiner, Maynooth University 2012-2015
External Assessor, Quality Review, Classics, University College Cork 2007-8
TCD Representative, Central Council of the Classical Association of Ireland 2006-7
Scientific Evaluator, European Science Foundation 2010-12
Evaluator, Ireland Undergraduate Awards 2010-11
Evaluator HH Stewart Scholarship, National University of Ireland 2007-12
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent
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Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Consulting Editor 2005 Present
Commentarius Rinuccinianus Editorial Board 2003 2010
Classical Association of Ireland 2000 Present
Réseau Poesie Augustéenne, Associate member 2006 Present
Monica R. Gale, Anna Chahoud, The Augustan Space: The Poetics of Geography, Topography and Monumentality, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2024, Book, IN_PRESS  DOI
J. N. Adams, Anna Chahoud, Giuseppe Pezzini, Early Latin: Constructs, Diversity, Reception, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2023, Book, PUBLISHED  DOI
A. Campus, A. Chahoud, G. Lusini, S. Marchesini, Tempus Tacendi: Quando il silenzio comunica, Verona, Alteritas Press, 2023, Book, PUBLISHED  DOI
Introduction: What is Early Latin? in, editor(s)J. N. Adams, A. Chahoud, G. Pezzini , Early Latin: Constructs, Diversity, Reception, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2023, pp1-14 , [Giuseppe Pezzini, Anna Chahoud], Notes: [Co-written with G. Pezzini], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
How 'Early Latin' is Lucilius? in, editor(s)J. N. Adams, A. Chahoud, and G. Pezzini , Early Latin: Constructs, Diversity, Reception, Cambridge, 2023, pp351-372 , [Anna Chahoud], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Early Latin to Neo-Latin: Festus and Scaliger in, editor(s)J.N. Adams, A. Chahoud, G. Pezzini , Early Latin: Constructs, Diversity, Reception, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2023, pp563-581 , [Anna Chahoud], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
The Language of Catullus in, editor(s)I. DuQuesnay and A. J. Woodman , The Cambridge Companion to Catullus, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2021, pp116 - 142, [Anna Chahoud], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Introduzione in, editor(s)A. Chahoud, M. Rosellini, E. Spangenberg Yanes , Rationes Rerum 14: Latin Grammarians Forum 2018-2019, 2021, pp1-14 , [Anna Chahoud], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Rationes Rerum: Latin Grammarians Forum 2018-2019, 14, (2021), 1-336p, A. Chahoud, E. Spangenberg Yanes, M. Rosellini, [eds.], 2019, Journal, PUBLISHED  URL
The Orator and the Poet: J. V. Luce on Robert Lowell in, editor(s)Eve Cobain and Philip Coleman , Robert Lowell and irish Poetry, Oxford, Berlin, Bern, Brussels, New York, Vienna, Peter Lang, 2020, pp1 - 5, [Anna Chahoud], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL

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La poesia insegna a vivere. Omaggio a Mario Geymonat in, editor(s)A. Lombardo , Quaderni della Palabra 4, Venice, 2023, [A. Chahoud, C. Kerrigan, L. Fort, G. Della Pietà], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Anna Chahoud, Timpanaro e la storia della lingua latina, O tenebris tantis. La filologia latina (e dintorni) di Sebastiano Timpanaro, University of Pisa, 24-25 /11/2023, 2023, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
A. Chahoud, Lucilio uetustissimus? La testimonianza di Prisciano, L'Ars grammatica di Prisciano come fonte di tradizione indiretta (ERC AdG PAGES), Rome, 6-8/09/2023, 2023, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
A. Chahoud, Latino arcaico e lingua d'uso negli Studi luciliani, La filologia di Italo Mariotti, Bologna, 19.04.23, 2023, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Le donne e la guerra. Tre testi in omaggio a Mario Geymonat in, editor(s)Anna Lombardo , Quaderni della Palabra 3, Venice, 2022, [Anna Chahoud, C. Kerrigan, L. Fort, and A. Lombardo], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
A. Chahoud, Variazioni di registro nell'Ennio Minore, University of Florence, 27/10/22, 2022, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
A. Chahoud, Respondent to Latin Session, The Politics of Archaism in the Imperial Period, University of Bristol, 1/7/22, 2022, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
A. Chahoud, Latino `arcaico" e Petronio: qualche osservazione, Cantiere Petroniano IV, University of Florence, 26/05/22, 2022, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
A. Chahoud, Lingua d'arte e lingua d'uso Latina, University of Genoa, 19-28/04/22, 2022, Notes: [10 lecture hours], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Omaggio a Mario Geymonat. Lines for the Present Moment: Virgil"s Georgics in, editor(s)A. Lombardo , Quaderni della Palabra 2, Venice, 2021, [Anna Chahoud, C. Kerrigan, C. Franco], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
FTCD 2007
TLRH Research Incentive Scheme, €4000 2013
Trinity Association and Trust, €3000 2013
Visiting Scientist, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa 2012
PRTLI IV (LRH New Initiative) €5000 2008
ESF Exploratory Workshop, €6000 2009
My research focuses on two main areas - Early Latin language and literature and the transmission of Latin texts from antiquity to the early modern period. I am especially interested in the interaction between literary and spoken language in the process of formation of genre-specific poetic diction in Roman Republican literature. My primary interest is in early Roman satire; my commentary on the fragments of Lucilius (in progress) investigates the relationships between hexametrical poetry and the comic register on the one hand and stylized prose on the other. I am also working on an edition of fragments of Republican Latin satire, political invective and popular verse for Harvard University Press, which explores the relationship between the literary genre and colloquial, sub-literary and non-literary Latin. My concern with the survival of fragmentary texts through the grammatical and scholarly tradition of Classical and Late Antiquity has led to a wider study of ancient Latin linguistics in its own right.