04 Feb 16

Michèle Lowrie focuses on the intersection of ideology and literary form. Trained as a literary scholar at Harvard University, where she received her PhD in classical philology, she has turned increasingly to the subject of Roman politics and Latin literature. The author of Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome (2009) and Horace’s Narrative Odes (1997), Lowrie’s current research concerns Roman political thought and its reception, including projects on exemplary thinking, civil war, and transformations in the public sphere. In her Academy project, Lowrie explores the Roman sources of concepts that are key to post-9/11 concerns about “national security” and “emergency.”