Alice König has been awarded a grant by the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants Scheme to fund a two-year research project entitled “Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian”.
This project will bring together some of the leading researchers on Nervan, Trajanic and Hadrianic literature to examine the texts and the literary culture of the period collectively. It aims to develop our understanding not just of individual texts but also of the nature and impact of their cross-pollination (within and across genres, and between both Latin and Greek authors). It will also examine the literary culture that promoted it; and explore the interface between Roman literary, social and political life. In so doing, it will contribute to the wider study of the late first and early second centuries AD.
Dr König will be assisted on the project by Prof. Roy Gibson (Manchester) and Dr Christopher Whitton (Cambridge).