ONZM, MA (Cantab) Cert Ed (Brist) LittD (Otago)
Professor John Barsby, who is a graduate of Cambridge University
, retired from the Chair of Classics in January 2002. He has taught
widely in Greek and Latin language and literature; on the research
side he has written articles on Catullus and Propertius as well
as books on Ovid, Plautus, and Terence. He has recently completed
a new Loeb edition of Terence and edited a collection of essays
on Greek and Roman drama. He is currently writing a history of the Otago Classics Department.
He was awarded the ONZM for services to Classics in
New Zealand in 2002.
Recent publications include:
(ed.) Greek and Roman Drama: Translation and Performance(Stuttgart,
Terence Vol. I: The Woman of Andros, The Self-Tormentor, The
Eunuch (Loeb Classical Library vol. 22). (Cambridge, Mass. 2001)
Terence Vol. II: Phormio, the Mother-in-Law, The Brothers (Loeb
Classical Library vol. 23). (Cambridge, Mass. 2001)
Terence: Eunuch edited with commentary (Cambridge 1999)
Terence: The Eunuch, Phormio, The Brothers
(companion to the Penguin translation) (Bristol 1991)
Plautus: Bacchides edited with translation and commentary
(Warminster 1986, 3rd corr. repr. 1991)
Ovid (New Surveys in the Classics)
(Oxford 1978, 2nd edn rev. by J.Booth 1991)
Ovid, Amores I edited with translation and commentary
(Oxford 1973, repr. Bristol 1979, corr. edn 2000)
"Actors and act-divisions in Poenulus and its Greek original."
In Studien zu Plautus' Poenulus. T. Baier (ed.). Tübingen,
Gunter Narr Verlag (2004) 93-111.
"Due personaggi della Cistellaria: Alcesimarco, l'adulescens
amens e Melenide, la bona meretrix." In Lecturae
Plautinae Sarsinates VII: Cistellaria. R. Raffaelli
and A. Tontini (eds.). Urbino, Edizioni Quattro Venti (2004) 53-68.
"Some aspects of the language of Cistellaria."
In Studien zu Plautus' Cistellaria. R. Hartkamp and F.
Hurka (eds.). Tübingen, Gunter Narr Verlag (2004) 335-345.
"Another look at Plautus' Cistellaria." In Theatres
of Action: Papers for Chris Dearden. J. Davidson and A. Pomeroy
(eds.). Supplement to Prudentia 2003. Auckland, Polygraphia
"George Samuel Sale and Other Stories." Scholia
n. s. 11 (2002) 192-208.
"Terence and his Greek models." In Due seminari plautine. C.
Questa and R. Raffaelli (eds.). Urbino, Edizioni Quattro Venti (2002)
"Problems of adaptation in the Eunuchus of Terence." In
Intertextualitaet in der grieschish-roemischen Komoedie.
N.Slater and B.Zimmermann (eds.). Stuttgart (1993) 160-179.
= Oxford Readings in Menander, Plautus and Terence. E. Segal
(ed.). Oxford (2002) 230-249.
"Translation and Performance." In Greek and Roman
Drama: Translation and Performance. John Barsby (ed.). Stuttgart
"Improvvisazione, metateatro, decostruzione: approcci alle
Baccidi di Plauto." In Lecturae Plautinae Sarsinates IV:
Bacchides. R. Raffaelli and A. Tontini (eds.). Urbino, Edizioni
Quattro Venti (2001) 51-70.
"Ovid: the Elegiae Poems." In Encyclopaedia of Literary
Translation into English. O. Classe (ed.). London and Chicago,
Fitzroy Dearborn (2000) 1029-1032.
"Terence." In Encyclopaedia of Literary Translation
into English. O. Classe (ed.). London and Chicago, Fitzroy
Dearborn (2000) 1384-1386.
"Donatus on Terence: the Eunuchus commentary." In Dramatische
Waeldchen: Festschrift fuer Eckard Lefèvre zum 65. Geburtsdag
(Spudasmata 80). E. Staerk and G.Vogt-Spira (eds.). Hildesheim
"Love in Terence." In Amor Roma: Essays presented to E.J.Kenney
on his Seventy-Fifth Birthday. S. M. Braund and R. Mayer (eds.).
Cambridge (1999) 5-29.
University of Otago Areas of Research Strength
Professor Barsby has been recognised by the university as a one-man
Area of Research Strength in Roman Comedy. For further details,
please download this pdf document.