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Sanjay Thakur

Research
Sanjaya has published articles and reviews on the literature and culture of the early Roman Empire, in particular the reign of the emperor Augustus. His current projects include a series of articles on literature and inscriptions dating to the early period of the emperor Tiberius’s reign. One focuses on additions Tiberius made to the civic calendar, another argues that Ovid’s “double” Heroides date to the period of his exile, and attempt a comprehensive reading of the collection. He is also at work on a book manuscript entitled “Ovid and his Emperors,” which surveys the evolution in the language and images Ovid used to describe the Roman emperor, his successors, and members of his family, while placing Ovid’s poetry in a broader social and political context.