Prof. Paul Gwynne
Paul Gwynne is Associate Professor of Classics, and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies. His areas of interest include Latin (Language, Literature and Philology); Palaeography and Codicology; the Survival of the Classical Tradition: particularly Humanism in Renaissance Rome; Late Medieval and Renaissance Court Cultures; the Epic Tradition.
- 2000-02 Scuola Vaticana di Paleografia, Diplomatica e Archivistica: Diploma in Paleografia, Diplomatica e Archivistica (Latina)
- 1984-90 Warburg Institute, University of London, Ph.D. (Combined Historical Studies)
Thesis: The Life and Works of Johannes Nagonius, poeta laureatus, c.1450 ‑ c.1510
- 1982-83 University of York, MA (English Renaissance Poetry)
Thesis: The Tournament in Spenser’s “Faerie Queene”
University of Reading, BA Hons (English with Latin)
- 1999 University of Luton, Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Current Teaching Activities
- Latin Language (all levels) and Literature; Beginners’ Greek; Ancient History;
- The History of the Papacy
- Specializations: Latin Philology; Humanism (especially Rome); Late Medieval and Renaissance Court Cultures.
Past teaching Activities
- June 2011 ‘Translating the Past’ Postgraduate Seminar, Palazzo Rucellai, Florence Latin Philology
- 1998-9 Rome International University, Director of Studies (M.A. in the History of Art)
- 1993-7 The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome. Lecturer: Renaissance History and Art History
- 1993-5 St Mary’s College, Rome Lecturer: Classical Mythology
Content for the tab Research
Poets and Princes: the Panegyric Poetry of Johannes Michael Nagonius, ‘Medieval and Renaissance Court Cultures 1, (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012)
Patterns of Patronage in Renaissance Rome: Francesco Sperulo: Poet, Soldier, Prelate, (2013).
Francesco Benci: Quinque Martyres, Text, Translation, Commentary.
‘Arms and the Men’ Fifteenth-Century Neo-Latin Epic.
Two Neo-Latin Epyllia for Henry VII
Artists, Poets and Soldiers: the Patronage of Cesare Borgia.
Pinturicchio and the Humanists: Six Essays
Chapters in Books
‘Epic’ in Cambridge Guide to Reading Neo-Latin Literature, ed. Victoria Moul, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Descriptio Publicae Gratulationis Speculorum et Ludorum in Adventu Serenissimi Principis Ernesti Austricae Archiducis, (Antwerp 1595), in Europa Triumphans: Court and Civic Festivals in Early Modern Europe, ed R. Mulryne et al., Ashgate 2004, 1, pp. 496-571.
Art: the Whole Story Four Chapters: Early Italian Art; Early Renaissance; High Renaissance; Venetian Renaissance, (London: Thames and Hudson, 2010)
501 Great Writers Seven Entries: Virgil; Horace; Apuleius; St Augustine; Erasmus; Ariosto; Spenser (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2008)
‘Nagonius’ Repertorium Pomponianum, on-line database, May 2010.
‘A new contribution to the biography of Leonardo da Vinci’, Burlington Magazine, CLI (August, 2009), p. 543.
Contributions to the Neo-Latin Anthology, on-line database Cambridge University Press 2009.
‘”Tu Alter Caesar Eris”: Maximilian I, Vladislav II, Johannes Michael Nagonius and the Renovatio Imperii’, Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies, 10 (1996), pp. 56-71.
‘A Renaissance Image of Jupiter Stator’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 58 (1995), pp. 249-52.
‘The Source for an Illuminated Frontispiece of a Panegyric for Henry VII’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 55 (1992), pp. 266‑70.
‘Cicero, Horace, Piacentini and architecture parlante. Memory and Identity in Fascist Epigraphy’.
Chiara Cassiani, ’Roma fra Fabula e Historia’, Renaissance Quarterly, 2010.
Brian Curran, ‘The Egyptian Renaissance. The Afterlife of Ancient Egypt in Early Modern Italy’, in Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians, 2009.
‘”Tecnologia in Figura”: Manuscript Research in Italy’, in Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies, 10 (1996).
Philip Jacks, ‘The Antiquarian and the Myth of Antiquity: The Origins of Rome in Renaissance Thought’, in Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies, 9 (1995): 299-301.
Philip Jacks, ‘The Antiquarian and the Myth of Antiquity: The Origins of Rome in Renaissance Thought’, in Roma nel Rinascimento, 7 (1994): 182-5.
Intellectual Culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, by J.W. Binns, in Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies, 7, no. 2, (1991): 28‑32.
Museum Secrets: Vatican Museums, Canadian TV, January 2011 Cleopatra, National Geographic, Autumn 2009.
Can be seen and heard reading his own Latin poetry at Inter Versiculos website.