Dr Tristan Franklinos

Dr Tristan Franklinos
College Lecturer in Classics
MA (St And.), MPhil (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)


After reading for an MA in Classics at St Andrews, Tristan came up to Oxford for an MPhil in Classical Languages and Literature before completing his doctorate on the elegies of Propertius. 

He is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, where he lectured for a couple of years before joining Oriel in 2017.

Research interests

Tristan is currently writing a literary commentary on [Vergil]’s Catalepton and Priapea that concerns itself with the construction of reader and author in relation to the collection alongside the more philological aspects of the poems. His doctoral thesis explores the ways in which the Latin elegist Propertius engages with and recasts his own poetic material, as well as that of his peers and predecessors. More broadly, he is interested in the literature of the first century BC (esp. the poets and Vitruvius); Medieval Latin literature; the place of the author and the reader in relation to the text; and in textual criticism, palaeography, and the history of the book.

Selected publications

See a list of publications here.