Denis Feeney

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Denis C. Feeney
Born 1955
New Zealand
Residence United States
Nationality New Zealander
Fields Classics
Institutions Princeton University
Alma mater Oxford University
Known for The Gods in Epic

Denis C. Feeney (born 1955) is Professor of Classics and Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University. He was born in New Zealand and educated at St Peter's College, Auckland and Auckland Grammar School. He received his B.A. (1974), MA in Latin (1975) and MA in Greek (1976) from the University of Auckland and a D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1982. He has also been a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge and New College, Oxford.[1]

Professor Feeney is especially known for his highly influential[citation needed] books The Gods in Epic on the interaction between Roman literature and religion and his recent book Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History (University of California Press, 2008)[2]


  • The Gods in Epic. (1991)
  • Literature and religion at Rome: Cultures, contexts, and beliefs. (1998)
  • Traditions and Contexts in the Poetry of Horace. (2002)
  • Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History. (2008)


  1. ^ "Denis Feeney"
  2. ^ Bookfinder, Feeney, Denis (Retrieved 2 March 2013)