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Emeritus Professor John A. Barsby, ONZM

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Email john.barsby@otago.ac.nz

Academic Qualifications

LittD, University of Otago
Cert Ed, University of Bristol
MPhil, University of Cambridge

Background and Research Interests

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.