Hugh C. Parker

Hugh Parker

Associate Professor Emeritus (Latin poetry, Medieval Latin)
Email: hcparker@uncg.edu
At UNCG Since: 1991-2019


Ph.D. University of Minnesota – 1990
M.A.  University of Minnesota – 1985
B.A.   Beloit College – 1972

Research Interests

Dr. Parker’s main research interests fall within the area of Latin poetry, especially that of the Silver Age.  He is particularly interested in the Roman poet Martial and in Latin poetry dealing with Greek mythological themes.  He is currently working on an article that tries to resolve a manuscript problem in one of Martial’s epigrams and on another about several minor mythological characters in the Argonautica of Valerius Flaccus.  Other interests include medieval Latin literature (particularly secular literature during the 12th century Renaissance) and Roman religion.

Selected Publications

  • “The Romanization of Ino.”  Latomus 58 (1999).
  • A Greater Greece: Greek Gods in Italy in Ovid’s Fasti. Edwin Mellen Press. 1997.
  • “The Pagan Gods in Joseph of Exeter’s De Bello Troiano Medium Aevum 64 (1995).
  • “Romani Numen Soli:  Faunus in Ovid’s Fasti.”  TAPA 123 (1993).

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