Enrica Sciarrino

Associate ProfessorEnrica Sciarrino

Honours Co-ordinator
Rm 103D UC Arts City Location- 3 Hereford Street
Internal Phone: 94981

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Enrica’s research focus is on Greek and Roman socio-cultural history and the development of new approaches towards the study of textual materials and cultural practices. Both strands meet in her 2011 major publications, Cato the Censor and the Beginnings of Latin Prose: From Poetic Translation to Elite Transcription and the co-edited volume Complicating the History of Western Translation. The former engages with the misconstruction of early Roman literary practices caused by hyper-textual analyses and complicates the traditional separation of prose from poetry; the latter meets with translation studies’ interest in considering alternative ideas and forms of translation that take into account the translator's agency. Along the way she has published in major journals and contributed to important edited volumes on a wide range of topics, including methodological issues, oratory, education, rhetoric, historiography and the ancient fable. Finally, she has organized and has been invited to a number of leading conferences and workshops in Australasia, the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Recent Publications

  • McElduff S. and Sciarrino E. (2014) Complicating the history of western translation: The ancient Mediterranean in perspective. 1-229. http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315760070.
  • Sciarrino E. (2011) Cato the Censor and the Beginnings of Latin Prose: From Poetic Translation to Elite Transcription. Columbus: Ohio State University Press. 239pp.
  • Sciarrino E. (2021) Augustus' genealogy in the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Oxford based: online (zoom presentation): Corpus Christi Classics Centre 2021: Latin in the World, a seminar series in honour of Stephen Harrison, 04 Nov 2021.
  • Sciarrino E. (2021) Poets, translators and clever slaves in Ancient Rome. University of Canterbury, Christchurch: Global Visions: Reo, Ahurea Research Seminar, 08 Oct 2021.
  • Sciarrino E. (2020) Cato the Elder and the socio-cultural environment of 2nd century BCE Rome -video seminar by invitation by Professor Hannah Čulík-Baird, Boston University. Video-lecture: Roman Intellectual life - Boston University, Classics Department - graduate seminar, 10 Feb 2020.