Jakob Wisse - Biography#


Jakob Wisse received a PhD in Classics in 1994 at the University of Amsterdam and the equivalent of a Research Master's in Mathematics at the same University in 1983. He has worked at Newcastle University from 1999, where he is currently Professor of Latin Language & Literature and Head of Classics.

He has published on ancient rhetoric (in particular Cicero and De oratore), oratory, intellectual life (especially in the Roman republican period), Roman historiography, and Greek and Latin language.

His next book project is a commentary on Sallust's War with Jugurtha, to be written with his Newcastle colleague Federico Santangelo

A future research project will build on the advances in rhetorical scholarship to investigate the relationship between rhetoric and literature in antiquity.

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