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Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classics and the College, University of Chicago

Dirk Ippen Fellow - Class of Spring 2016

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.


Lowrie’s awards include a Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, as well as fellowships from the Center for Advanced Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and from the Research Center for Cultural Theory and Theory of the Political Imaginary at the Universität Konstanz. She is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and has held a visiting research professorship at the Warburg-Haus in Hamburg.

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