Jennifer Ingleheart

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Jennifer Ingleheart
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Professor Jennifer Ingleheart
Academic background
Alma materWadham College, Oxford
ThesisA commentary on Ovid Tristia 2.1-262
Doctoral advisorStephen Heyworth, Adrian Hollis
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Durham
Notable worksA Commentary on Ovid, Tristia, Book 2
Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Jennifer Ingleheart is a British classical scholar, who is known for her work on Ovid, Classical reception, and the influence of Rome on the modern understanding of homosexuality. She is Professor of Latin at the University of Durham.[1][2]


Ingleheart was educated at Bradford Girls' Grammar School and Wadham College, Oxford.

Ingleheart read Literae Humaniores at Wadham College, and went on to complete her M.St. and D.Phil. there in 2004 on Ovid's Tristia,[3] which was published in 2010. After teaching at Marlboro College, Vermont, Swansea University, and Keble and Wadham Colleges in Oxford, she joined Durham University as a lecturer in 2004 before becoming senior lecturer in 2012, associate professor and then Professor of Latin.[4] Ingleheart is now head of the Department of Classics and Ancient History.[5]

Ingleheart has spoken frequently about her work on how modern cultures have responded to the phenomenon of Roman homosexuality, and the role which ancient Rome has played in modern ideas about sexuality.[6][7][8][9] She ran a major British Academy funded conference in 2012, Romosexuality, on the subject which has shed considerable light on the differences between Roman and Greek conceptions of homosexuality, and differences from modern conceptions.[10][11] Previously most work on classical homosexuality focused on Greek homosexuality and its modern reception, but Ingleheart's work has facilitated new research and interest in the Roman experience.[12] The modern reception of Roman homosexuality in particular has led to Ingleheart's current work on, and translation of, AE Housman's Praefunda, a study of classical sexuality in Latin.[13][14]


Select publications[edit]

  • Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education (Oxford University Press 2018)[17]
  • Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities (Oxford University Press 2015)[18][19]
  • “Ovid's scripta puella: Perilla as poetic and political fiction in Tristia 3.71.” The Classical Quarterly 62, no. 1 (2012): 227–41.[20]
  • (ed.) Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid (Oxford University Press 2011)[21]
  • A Commentary on Ovid, Tristia, Book 2 (Oxford University Press 2010)[22]
  • “Propertius 4.10 and the end of the Aeneid: Augustus, the spolia opima and the right to remain silent.” Greece and Rome 54, no. 1 (2007): 61–81.[23]
  • "What the Poet Saw: Ovid, the Error and the Theme of Sight in Tristia 2." Materiali E Discussioni per L'analisi Dei Testi Classici, no. 56 (2006): 63-86.[24]
  • “Ovid Tristia 1.2: High Drama on the High Seas.” Greece and Rome 53, no. 1 (2006): 73–91.[25]
  • "Catullus 2 And 3: A programmatic pair of Sapphic epigrams?" Mnemosyne 56, no. 5 (2003): 551-65.[26]


  1. ^ "Prof. J Ingleheart - Durham University". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  2. ^ "Durham Centre for Classical Reception : Dr Jennifer Ingleheart - Durham University". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  3. ^ Ingleheart, Jennifer (2004). A commentary on Ovid Tristia 2.1-262 (Thesis). Thesis DPhil--University of Oxford, Humanities Division ; Faculty of Literae Humaniores ; Wadham College.
  4. ^ Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid. Classical Presences. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press. 2011-12-17. ISBN 9780199603848.
  5. ^ "University Calendar : Heads of Department - Durham University". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  6. ^ Robinson, Debbie. "University of Exeter". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  7. ^ "Australian Classical Reception Studies Network". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  8. ^ "Event – LGBT+ Classics: Teaching, Research, Activism". WCC-UK. 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  9. ^ Fossen, Christian. "Conferences and events - The heterosexual tradition of homoerotic poetics". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  10. ^ "International Conference at Durham, 16th-18th April 2012". International Conference at Durham, 16th-18th April 2012. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  11. ^ "Carry on loving, the Roman way". Times Higher Education (THE). 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  12. ^ Jennifer, Ingleheart (2015-10-01). "Romosexuality : Rome, homosexuality, and reception". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  13. ^ University, Manchester Metropolitan. "Detail, Manchester Metropolitan University". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  14. ^ "Lecture for LGBT History Month: Professor Jennifer Ingleheart, 21st Feb - HARTS.ONLINE News". HARTS.ONLINE News. 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  15. ^ "Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor - BBC Four". BBC. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  16. ^ "Jennifer Ingleheart on BBCFour - Durham University". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  17. ^ Ingleheart, Jennifer (2018-09-13). Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education. Classical Presences. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198819677.
  18. ^ Ingleheart, Jennifer (2015-10-01). Introduction: Romosexuality: Rome, Homosexuality, and Reception. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.001.0001. ISBN 9780199689729.
  19. ^ Verstraete, Beert C. (2016). "Review of: Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities. Classical presences". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. ISSN 1055-7660.
  20. ^ Ingleheart, Jennifer (2012). "OVID'S SCRIPTA PUELLA: PERILLA AS POETIC AND POLITICAL FICTION IN TRISTIA 3.711". The Classical Quarterly. 62 (1): 227–241. doi:10.1017/S0009838811000504. ISSN 1471-6844.
  21. ^ "CJ Online Review: Ingleheart, Two Thousand Years of Solitude". rogueclassicism. 2012-11-22. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  22. ^ Jennifer., Ingleheart (2010). A commentary on Ovid, Tristia, book 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199590421. OCLC 646393951.
  23. ^ Ingleheart, Jennifer (2007). "PROPERTIUS 4.10 AND THE END OF THE AENEID: AUGUSTUS, THE SPOLIA OPIMA AND THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT". Greece & Rome. 54 (1): 61–81. doi:10.1017/S0017383507000046. ISSN 1477-4550.
  24. ^ Ingleheart, Jennifer (2006). "What the Poet Saw: Ovid, the Error and the Theme of Sight in Tristia 2". Materiali e Discussioni per l'Analisi dei Testi Classici (56): 63–86. JSTOR 40236287.
  25. ^ Ingleheart, Jennifer (2006). "OVID, TRISTIA 1.2: HIGH DRAMA ON THE HIGH SEAS". Greece & Rome. 53 (1): 73–91. doi:10.1017/S0017383506000052. ISSN 1477-4550.
  26. ^ Ingleheart, J. (2003-09-01). "CATULLUS 2 AND 3: A PROGRAMMATIC PAIR OF SAPPHIC EPIGRAMS?". Mnemosyne. 56 (5): 551–565. doi:10.1163/156852503770735952. ISSN 1568-525X.

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