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Ian Silva

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Before coming to Princeton in 2017 I earned my BA in Classical Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2014 and spent the following year in the post-baccalaureate program in Classics at UCLA. My main interests lie in Roman poetry of the late  Republic and early Empire. To the extent that I was drawn to the study of Latin and Greek poetry by my earlier (and continuing) study of earlymodern English and Spanish poetry, my research so far has tended to investigate issues of genre, reception, and intertextuality, especially as they play out in the lyric poetry of Horace and Alcaeus, and in the pastoral of Vergil and Garcilaso de la Vega. Largely on account of these authors, I am also interested in translation, both ancient and modern, as a cultural and artistic endeavor. In the increasingly rare evenings when I can spare the time, I enjoy exerting myself over that most thankless and unforgiving art.