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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.

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Publications

Barsby, J. (2013). Terence in translation. In A. Augoustakis & A. Traill (Eds.), A companion to Terence. (pp. 446-465). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118301975.ch24

Barsby, J. (2010). Native Roman rhetoric: Plautus and Terence. In W. Dominik & J. Hall (Eds.), A companion to Roman rhetoric. (pp. 38-53). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Barsby, J. (2007). Native Roman rhetoric: Plautus and Terence. In W. Dominik & J. Hall (Eds.), A companion to Roman rhetoric. (pp. 38-53). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Barsby, J. A. (2006). Terence (184 BCE-159 BCE). In The literary encyclopedia. The Literary Dictionary Company. Retrieved from http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=4350

Barsby, J. (2006). Terence: The Brothers 26-77. In A Loeb classical library reader. (pp. 126-131). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Barsby, J. (2001). Terence: Phormio, The Mother-in-law, The Brothers (Loeb Classical Library 23). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 375p.

Authored Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2001). Terence: The Woman of Andros, The Self-Tormentor, The Eunuch (Loeb Classical Library 22). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 452p.

Authored Book - Research

Barsby, J. (1999). Terence: Eunuchus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 336p.

Authored Book - Research

Barsby, J. (1999). NZACT Bulletin: Index to Vols 1-25 (1974-98). Dunedin: New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, 20p.

Authored Book - Other

Barsby, J. (2000). Ovid: Amores Book I (revised edition). Bristol: Bristol Classical Press.

Books - Revision/New Edition - prior to 2003

Barsby, J. (Ed.). (2002). Bulletin of the New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, Vol 29. Dunedin: New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, 120p.

Edited Book - Research

Barsby, J. (Ed.). (2002). Greek and Roman Drama: Translation and Performance. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 233p.

Edited Book - Research

Barsby, J. (Ed.). (2001). Bulletin of the New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, Vol 28. Dunedin: New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, 120p.

Edited Book - Research

Barsby, J. (Ed.). (2000). Bulletin of the New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, vol 27. Dunedin: New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, 120p.

Edited Book - Research

Barsby, J. (Ed.). (1999). Bulletin of the New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, vol 26. Dunedin: New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, 120p.

Edited Book - Research

Barsby, J. (Ed.). (1998). Bulletin of the New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, vol 25. Dunedin: New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, 120p.

Edited Book - Research

Barsby, J., & Hall, J. C. (Eds.). (1997). Bulletin. New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, vol 24. Dunedin, New Zealand: New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, 120p.

Edited Book - Research

Barsby, J. A. (Ed.). (1996). Bulletin of the New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, Vol 23. Dunedin: New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers, 120p.

Edited Book - Research

Lacey, W. K., & Barsby, J. (Eds.). (2003). Roman social life: Classical studies for schools: Study materials no. 7 (3rd ed.). University of Otago: Classics Department, 44p.

Edited Book - Other

Barsby, J. (2013). Terence in translation. In A. Augoustakis & A. Traill (Eds.), A companion to Terence. (pp. 446-465). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118301975.ch24

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2007). Native Roman rhetoric: Plautus and Terence. In W. Dominik & J. Hall (Eds.), A companion to Roman rhetoric. (pp. 38-53). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. A. (2006). Terence (184 BCE-159 BCE). In The literary encyclopedia. The Literary Dictionary Company. Retrieved from http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=4350

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2004). Actors and act-divisions in Poenulus and its Greek original. In T. Baier (Ed.), Studien zu Plautus' Poenulus. (pp. 93-111). Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2004). Due personaggi della Cistellaria: Alcesimarco, l'adulescens amens, e Melenide, la bona meretrix. In R. Raffaelli & A. Tontini (Eds.), Lecturae Plautinae Sarsinates VII: Cistellaria. (pp. 53-68). Urbino: Edizioni Quattro Venti.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2004). Some aspects of the language of Cistellaria. In R. Hartkamp & F. Hurka (Eds.), Studien zu Plautus' Cistellaria. (pp. 335-345). Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2003). Another look at Plautus' Cistellaria. In J. Davidson & A. Pomeroy (Eds.), Theatres of action: Papers for Chris Dearden. (pp. 149-164). Auckland: Polygraphia Ltd.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2002). Problems of adaptation in the Eunuchus of Terence. In E. Segal (Ed.), Oxford Readings in Menander Plautus and Terence. (pp. 230-249). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2002). Terence and his Greek models. In C. Questa & R. Raffaelli (Eds.), Due Seminari Plautine. (pp. 251-277). Urbino: Edizioni Quattro Venti.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2002). Translation and performance. In J. A. Barsby (Ed.), Greek and Roman Drama: Translation and Performance. (pp. 1-6). Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2001). Improvvisazione, metateatro, decostruzione: Approcci alle Bacchidi di Plauto. In R. Raffaelli & A. Tontini (Eds.), Lecturae Plautinae Sarsinates IV: Bacchides. (pp. 51-70). Urbino: Edizioni Quattro Venti.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2000). Donatus on Terence: The Eunuchus commentary. In E. Stèrk & G. Vogt-Spira (Eds.), Dramatische Wèldchen: Festschrift f¿r Eckard LefÅvre zum 65. Geburtstag. (pp. 491-513). Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2000). Ovid: The elegiac poems. In O. Classe (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Literary Translation into English. (pp. 1029-1032). London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2000). Terence. In O. Classe (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Literary Translation into English. (pp. 1384-1386). London: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (1999). Love in Terence. In S. M. Braund & R. Mayer (Eds.), Amor:Roma: Love and Latin Literature. [Cambridge Philological Society Supplementary Volume no 22: Essays presented to E. J. Kenney on his seventy-fifth birthday]. (pp. 5-29). Cambridge: Cambridge Philological Society.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (1997). Appendix 2: Latin and Greek writers. In P. Jones & K. Sidwell (Eds.), The World of Rome: an Introduction to Roman Culture. (pp. 331-346). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J., & Sidwell, K. (1997). Roman literature. In P. Jones & K. Sidwell (Eds.), The World of Rome: an Introduction to Roman Culture. (pp. 262-286). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (1995). Ovid. In L. Henderson (Ed.), Reference Guide to World Literature, Vol II. (pp. 896-898). Detroit: St James Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (1995). Plautus: The Brothers Menaechmus; The Pot of Gold. In L. Henderson (Ed.), Reference Guide to World Literature, Vol II. (pp. 954-955). Detroit: St James Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (1995). Terence: The Eunuch, Phormio. In L. S. Berger (Ed.), Reference Guide to World Literature, Vol II. (pp. 1196-1198). Detroit: St James Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Barsby, J. (2010). Native Roman rhetoric: Plautus and Terence. In W. Dominik & J. Hall (Eds.), A companion to Roman rhetoric. (pp. 38-53). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Chapter in Book - Other

Barsby, J. (2006). Terence: The Brothers 26-77. In A Loeb classical library reader. (pp. 126-131). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Chapter in Book - Other

Barsby, J. (2002). George Samuel Sale and other stories. Scholia, 11, 92-108.

Journal - Research Article

Barsby, J. (2004). [Review of the book Saturio's inheritance. The Greek ancestry of the Roman comic parasite]. Classical Review, 54(2), 360-362.

Journal - Research Other

Barsby, J. (2001). "Ovid: Metamorphoses IX-XII" by D.E. Hill. Prudentia Vol 33. Auckland: The University of Auckland.

Book Reviews - prior to 2003

Barsby, J. (1996). Ovid's Amores and Roman comedy. Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar, Ninth Volume. (pp. 135-157). Leeds: Francis Cairns (Publications) Ltd. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Barsby, J. (2005, February). Rhetoric in Plautus and Terence. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Society for Classical Studies Twenty-Sixth Conference and General Meeting, University of Otago, Dunedin.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Barsby, J. (2003, September). Un altro sguardo alla Cistellaria di Plauto. Verbal presentation at the Lecturae Plautinae Sarsinates VII: Cistellaria, Sarsina.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Barsby, J. (Ed.). (2005). Bulletin of the New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers 32:1. Dunedin, 40p. [Journal Editor].

Other - Edited Journal

Barsby, J. (Ed.). (2005). Bulletin of the New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers 32:2. Dunedin, 40p. [Journal Editor].

Other - Edited Journal

Barsby, J. (Ed.). (2005). Bulletin of the New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers 32:3. Dunedin, 40p. [Journal Editor].

Other - Edited Journal

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