Chair of Latin
Trinity College, University of Dublin

Anna Chahoud (B.A. in Classics, University of Bologna; PhD in Greek and Latin Philology, University of Pisa; MA (j.o.) Trinity College Dublin) has been Chair of Latin in Trinity College Dublin since 2006, after holding positions at University College Dublin and in the UK.

Her research focuses on fragmentary Latin and its transmission, with a special interest in the relationship between literary and colloquial, substandard and non-literary Latin. She is engaged in writing the first English language commentary of Lucilius for Cambridge University Press, and on an edition of fragmentary Latin satire, political invective and popular verse for Harvard University Press.

She has been an invited visiting scholar at All Souls College, Oxford (2008) and Visiting Scientist at the Scuolar Normale Superiore, Pisa (2012). She regularly contributes to scientific evaluations in Europe and in the UK. She is a Fellow of Trinity College, a consulting editor of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and the convener of the Trinity Arts and Humanities Research Theme in Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures, which explores the history of writing from papyrus to e-book.


Selected publications:


E. Dickey and A. Chahoud (2010), Colloquial and Literary Latin, Cambridge.



A. Chahoud (2011), “Varro’s Latin and Varro on Latin”, in R. Ferri and A. Zago (eds.) The Latin of

the Grammarians: Reflections about Language in the Roman World, Pisa (forthcoming)

A. Chahoud (2011), “The Language of Roman Verse Satire” in J. Clackson (ed.) Blackwell

Companion to the Latin Language, 367-383.

A. Chahoud (2010), “Idiom(s) and Literariness in classical literary criticism”, in E. Dickey and A.

Chahoud (eds.), Colloquial and Literary Latin, Cambridge, 42-64

A. Chahoud (2010), “Romani ueteres atque urbani sales: a note on Cic. De Orat. 2.272 and Lucil. 173M”, in C. Kraus, J. Marincola and C. Pelling (eds.), Ancient Historiography and Its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A J. Woodman, Oxford, 86-97.

A. Chahoud (2008), “Alterità linguistica, latinitas e ideologia tra Lucilio e Cicerone”, in R. Oniga

(ed.), Plurilinguismo letterario, Cosenza, 38-56

A. Chahoud (2007), “Antiquity and authority in Nonius Marcellus”, in D. Scourfield (ed.), Texts andCulture in Late Antiquity: Inheritance, Authority, and Change, 69-96.