Tim Stover


Associate Professor of Classics

Research and Teaching Specializations

  • Latin literature
  • Early Imperial epic poetry


Tim Stover (Ph.D., Texas) specializes in Latin literature, with a particular interest in epic poetry. In addition to articles on Lucretius, Vergil, Lucan, Valerius Flaccus, and Statius he is the author of Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is the co-editor, with Laurel Fulkerson, of Repeat Performances: Ovidian Repetition and the Metamorphoses (University of Wisconsin Press, 2016). His next major project, entitled In the Wake of Argo: Valerius Flaccus and Flavian Epic, examines the influence of the Roman Argonautica on Statius’ Thebaid and Silius Italicus’ Punica. Tim has won three teaching awards at FSU: in 2010 he won an Undergraduate Teaching Award; in 2011 he received a Transformation through Teaching Award; and in 2016 he was awarded a Graduate Teaching Award.

Publications and Lectures

  • Repeat Performances! Ovidian Repetition and the Metamorphoses. University of Wisconsin Press, 2016 (collection of essays co-edited with Laurel Fulkerson) 
  • “Civil War and the Argonautic Program of Statius’ Thebaid” (article to appear in D. Krasne and L. Ginsberg (eds.), Civil War in Flavian Literature. De Gruyter) 
  • “Opibusque ultra ne crede paternis: Fathers and Sons on the Wrong Side of History in Valerius’ Argonautica” (article to appear in N. Manioti (ed.), The Family in Flavian Epic. Brill) 
  • “History as Intertext: the Case of Valerius’ Meleager,” (article to appear in D. Nelis and L. Galli Milić (eds.), Intertextuality in Flavian Epic Poetry. De Gruyter) 
  • Review: Pramit Chaudhuri, The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry (Oxford, 2014), Classical World 109.1 (2015), 141-142 
  • “Lucan and Valerius: Rerouting the Vessel of Epic Song,” in M. Heerink and G. Manuwald (eds.), Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (Leiden, 2014), 290-30 
  • Review: Emma Buckley and Martin Dinter, A Companion to the Neronian Age (Blackwell, 2013), Classical Journal (Online) 2014.05.09 
  • Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica (Oxford University Press: 2012). 
  • “Valerius Flaccus,” in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics. Ed. Dee Clayman. New York: Oxford University Press (6/26/2012; updated 6/29/2015). oxfordbibliographiesonline.com

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