David Levene
Professor of Classics
D.Phil. 1989 (Classics), Oxford; M.A. (Honorary) 1988; B.A. 1985 (Classics and Philosophy), Oxford.

Office Address: New York University, Department of Classics, 100 Washington Square East, Room 503, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 998-8598
Fax: (212) 995-4209

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Professor Levene's primary interests are in Latin prose literature and Roman religion. Before coming to NYU he taught at Oxford, Durham, and Leeds; in 2004-6 he held a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship. He has written two books on Livy: Religion in Livy (Leiden, 1993), and Livy and the Hannibalic War (Oxford 2010); his current major project is an edition with commentary of Livy's fragments and epitome.  He has also published on Tacitus, Cicero, Sallust, Polybius, Pompeius Trogus, and Latin panegyric; his other current projects include studies of Cornelius Nepos and of the Roman imperial cult. He has edited the Oxford World's Classics edition of Tacitus' Histories and co-edited (with Damien Nelis) Clio and the Poets: Augustan Poetry and the Traditions of Ancient Historiography (Leiden, 2002). Other interests include ancient Judaism and the reception of the ancient world in the cinema; he has written and taught on both



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