Giulia Sagliardi

Published: 25 September 2015

Claudian, Bellum Geticum. A Literary & Historical Commentary

University of Edinburgh

Claudian, Bellum Geticum. A Literary & Historical Commentary

Academic History:

2015 - PhD in Classics, University of Edinburgh

2010 - 2013 MA in Philology, Literature & Classical Tradition, University of Bologna, Italy

2007 - 2010 BA in Classics, University of Bologna, Italy


Dr Gavin Kelly

Dr Aaron Pelttari

Research Interests:

The aim of my research is to write a literary & historical commentary on the poem Bellum Geticum, composed by the Latin poet Claudian to celebrate Stilicho’s defeat of Alaric’s Gothic army at Pollentia in 402 AD. Bellum Geticum belongs to a group of compositions by Claudian, called carmina maiora, which similarly blend different literary genres, making use of the epic metre, language & imagery, but with the eulogistic content peculiar to laudatory literature. In modern scholarship they are often described as ‘epic panegyrics’. My research interests include the literature & history of the Late Roman Empire & the Latin epic & panegyric tradition. 


2015 - AHRC DTP Studentship

2011 - 2012 Erasmus Scholarship to support a year of study at the University of Edinburgh

Contact Details:

Address: School of History, Classics & Archaeology, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, 4 Teviot Place, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG


First published: 25 September 2015