Title

Professor of Classical Studies

Degree

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Field of Specialty

Latin and Greek Languages and Literatures; Vergil; Sophocles; Presocratic Philosophers; Classical Myth, Ancient Mystery Cults, Didactic Poetry

Contact Information

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities 216
781-736-2182
johnston@brandeis.edu

Patricia A. Johnston

Professor Johnston has taught at Brandeis since 1975. She is particularly well known not only for her extensive work on Vergil, both his Georgics and his Aeneid, as well as her work in Ancient Religion, but also for her introduction to Latin, "Traditio: An Introduction to the Latin Language", the third edition of which will be published in 2014 by Brandeis University (New England Press).

As president of the Vergilian Society, she initiated the Society's Symposia Cumana, which she organized annually for the Society for eighteen years (co-sponsored by Brandeis University). More recently she has extended these symposia to other parts of Italy, including Grumentum Nova (2013: June 5-7 2013) “The Role of Animals in Ancient Myth and Religion” and in 2014 to Verona, Italy: (June 18-21, 2014) “The Age of Augustus”(Verona, Italy).

In addition to organizing these symposia, she has edited many volumes of collections of papers from these symposia, as well as continuing to publish her own separate works, most recently a translation of the Aeneid and an edition and commentary on the (Latin) Sixth book of the Aeneid, book reviews, and has been quite active in the scholarly world of Classics.

Publications

Johnston, Patricia A and Casadio, Giovanni, edds. (and contributors). “Diana, Artemis and Related Cults in Ancient Greece and Italy”. Cambridge Scholar's Press, 2014. (forthcoming)

Johnston, Patricia A, Attilio Mastrocinque, and Sophia Papaioannou edds.( and contributors). The Role of Animals in Ancient Myth and Religion. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. (forthcoming)

Johnston, Patricia A and Casadio, Giovanni, edds. (and contributors). “Diana, Artemis and Related Cults in Ancient Greece and Italy”. (forthcoming). Univ. of Texas Press, 2012. (forthcoming)

Johnston, Patricia A., ed. "Huc pater O Lenaee veni: The Cultivation of Wine in Vergil’s Georgics,”. 2008. (forthcoming)

Johnston, Patricia A. and Sophia Papaioannou, Edit Krähling. "Et in Arcadia Ego: Papers of the Symposium Cumanum 2011". Budapest, Hungary: 2014.

Johnston,Patricia A. Traditio: An Introduction to the Latin Language and its Influence. 3rd ed. New England University Press/Brandeis University, 2014.

Johnston, Patricia A. ""Martial"." OBO (Oxford Bibliographies Online) (2013): <Oxford Bibliographies Online>.

Johnston, Patricia A. ""Roman Epigram and Satire"." OBO (Oxford Bibliographies Online) (2013): <OBO (Oxford Bibliographies Online)>.

Johnston, Patricia A.. "{Five separate articles:} "Aetna"; "Charon"; "Euyrydice"; "Lipara"; "Polites"." The Vergil Encyclopedia. First ed. Ed. Richard Thomas, ed.. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press/Wiley Blackwell, 2013

Johnston, Patricia A, ed. R. Ganiban. Vergil, Aeneid Books 1-6. first ed. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, 2012.

Johnston, Patricia A. "Director's Report on the Symposium Cumanum, 2011." Vergilius 57. (2012): 179-187.

Johnston, Patricia A. "Jed Z. Buchwald, Diane Greco Josefowicz, The Zodiac of Paris: How an Improbable Controversy over an Ancient Egyptian Artifact Provoked a Modern Debate between Religion and Science." Princeton/Oxford: 2010. Pp. vi, 428, 71 figures. $35.00. ISB." BrynMawr Classical Review 2011.10.12: vol. On-line reviews 2012

Johnston, Patricia A. 2012: Director’s Report, “Diana, Artemis, and Related Cults in Ancient Greece and Italy”, Vergilius 58 (2012) 184-190.. 2012.

Johnston, Patricia A. "Vergil's Aeneid VI: Text and Commentary". 1st ed. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, 2012.

Johnston, Patricia A. THE AENEID OF VERGIL. A NEW TRANSLATION, with explanatory notes, maps, pictures; written in dactylic hexameter.. first ed. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.

Johnston, Patricia A. ""From Aetas Aurea to Domus Aurea: Roman Life, Literature, and Art Under the Julio Claudian Emperors." (A separate review of this symposium has appeared in the Chronache Ercolanese: Bolletino di Studi Latini XI,folio II. 735-739.)." Vergilius 56. (2011): 121-137.

Johnston, Patricia A.. ""Vergil's Evander and St. Omobono"." "The Etruscan Presence in Magna Graecia: Atti del Symposium cumanum Cuma 19-20 giugno 2003". Ed. Giuseppe Guadagno and Patricia A. Johnston. San Benevento, Italy: Vereja Edizioni, 2011. 109-122.

Johnston, Patricia A , Editor. Vergilius vol. 55 (2009). Dexter, MI: Vergilian Society, 2010.

Johnston, Patricia A. ""The Mystery Cults and Vergil's Georgics"." Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia. vol. I Ed. G. Casadio and P. A. Johnston. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 2010. 251-76.

Johnston, Patricia A. "Mater Matuta at Capua and at Rome." Organized and chaired panel on "Salvation in the Mystic Cults" at the annual meeting of CAM/WS. Oklahoma City OK. March 25, 2010.

Johnston, Patricia A. "BMCR 2010.08.19: Kenneth J. Reckford, Recognizing Persius. Martin Classical Lectures. Princeton/Oxford: 2009. Pp. x, 240. $45.00. ISBN 9780691141411. Reviewed by Patricia A. Johnston.." Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.08.19: vol. On-line review 2010

Johnston, Patricia A. "Director's Report. Symposium Cumanum 2009, "Poetry or Propaganda: What Was Vergil's Purpose in Writing the Aeneid"." Vergilius 55 (2009). (2010): 176-92.

Johnston, Patricia A. "“Allecto’s Descent into the Underworld (Aen. 7.565)”." Annual meeting of CAMWS (Classical of the Midwest and South) April 1-4, 2009.. Tucson, AZ,. April 3, 2009.

Johnston, Patricia A. and Giovanni Casadio. ""Introduction" to "Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia"." "Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia". Ed. Johnston, Patricia A. and Giovanni Casadio. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2010. 10-32.

Johnston, Patricia A/ Giovanni Casadio. Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia; NEW REVIEWS: Numen 58 (2011) 741-765; BMCR 2011/04.13. 1st edition ed. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2010.

Johnston, Patricia A/ Giuseppe Guadagno. ""Introduction" to "The Etruscan presence in Magna Graecia: Atti del Symposium Cumanum. Cuma 19-20 Giugno 2003"; pp. 9-12.." Vereja Edizione, Benevento, Italy, 2010

Johnston, Patricia A and Giovanni Casadio, edd.. " Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia". 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009.

Johnston, Patricia A. "Book review: Werner Suerbaum, Handbuch der illustrierten Vergil-Ausgaben 1502-1840: Geschichte, Typologie, Zyklen und kommentierter K......" Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.09.65 2008.09.65. (2009).

Johnston, Patricia A. "Director's Report: Symposium Cumanum 2008 "Greeks in Italy and Romans in Greece"." Vergilius 54. (2009): 228-241.

Johnston, Patricia A. "Review of "Vergil the Partisan: A Study in the Re-integration of the Classics" by Anton Powell." Vergilius 54. (2009): 186-88.

Johnston, Patricia A. "“Huc pater O Lenaee veni: The Cultivation of Wine in Vergil’s Georgics” Republished in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Vol. 101 (CMLC-101) 2008.." Journal of Wine Research vol. 10 no. 3 (1999): 207-21; Republished in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Vol. 101 (CMLC-101) 2008. (2009).

Johnston, Patricia A., Editor. Vergilius 54 (2008). Dexter MI: The Vergilian Society.. Dexter MI: The Vergilian Society, 2009.

Johnston, Patricia A.. "“The Mystery Cults and Vergil's Georgics,”." The Mystic Cults of Magna Graecia. Ed. P. A. Johnston and G. Casadio. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009

Johnston, Patricia A. Vergilius 53 (2007). Dexter MI: The Vergilian Society.. 2008.

Johnston, Patricia A. ""Turnus, Horses, and Libertas," Vergilius 52 (2006): 20-31.." (2007).

Johnston, Patricia A. "R. Bedon and M. Polfer." Rev. of Être Romain: Hommages in Memoriam Charles Marie Ternes, by Robert Bedon and Michel Polfer.. Vergilius vol. 53 2007: 217-18.

Johnston, Patricia A. "Symposium Cumanum Report, "The Vergilian Tradition: Manuscripts, Texts And Reception, " Vergilius 52 (2006); pp. 245-61.." (2007).

Johnston, Patricia A. "Symposium Cumanum Report, "Vergil's Goddesses, Heroines and Peoples: Authenticating the Early Goddesses and Establishing the Roman Comman Identity"." Vergilius 53. (2007): 245-61.

Johnston, Patricia A. Editor. Vergilius 52 (2006). Dexter MI: The Vergilian Society.. 2007.

Johnston, Patricia A, ed. Turnus, Horses, and Libertas,”. 2006.

Johnston, Patricia A., Editor. Vergilius 51 (2005). Dexter MI: The Vergilian Society.. 2006.

Johnston, Patricia A and Phillip V. Stanley. Ancient Myth in Art and Literature. 1st ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2005.

Johnston, Patricia A, M. Skinner, Jeffrey Fish, and David Armstrong, edds.. Vergil, Philodemus and the Augustans. , 2004. ISBN 1-931909-07-7 Reviews: Cronache Ercolanesi 35 (2005) 211-13; BMCR 2005.04.64.. Austin: University of Texas Press, Austin Texas, 2005.

Johnston, Patricia A., Balmuth, Miriam S., Chester, David K., edd.. "Cultural responses to the volcanic landscape : the Mediterranean and Beyond." Rev. of NEW REVIEWS.: Vergilius 52(2006) 241-4; Hayward Geological Magazine (2007) 144.5:893-4; Classical Review (2005) 57.2:512-14.. Colloquia and conference papers 8; Variation: Colloquia and conference papersno. 8. 01 APR 2005: xix, 345 p.

Johnston, Patricia A., Editor.. Vergilius 50 (2004). Dexter MI: The Vergilian Society.. 2005.

Johnston,Patricia A. ""Volcanoes in Classical Mythology," in Cultural Responses to the Volcanic Landscape." (2005): 297-310.

Johnston,Patricia A. "Volcanoes in Classical Mythology.”." Cultural responses to the Volcanic Presence. pp.297-310.. Ed. Edd. M. S. Balmuth, D. K. Chester, P. A. Johnston,. Archaeological Institute of America, 2005

Johnston, Patricia A., Editor.. Editor. Vergilius vol. 49 (2003). Dexter, MI: Vergilian Society.. 2004.

Johnston,Patricia A, David Armstrong, Jeffrey Fish, and Marilyn Skinner, edds.. Philodemus, Vergil and the Augustan Poets. 1st ed. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2004.

Johnston,Patricia A. "Symposium Cumanum 2004: Interactions of Indigenous and Foreign Cults in Magna Graecia,. 2004.

Johnston,Patricia A, Miriam Balmuth, David K. Chester, edd.. Cultural Responses to the Volcanic Landscape. Boston, MA: Archaelogical Institute of America, 2003.

Johnston, Patricia A. ""The Anger of Juno in Vergil’s Aeneid.”." MLA Approaches to Vergil’s Aeneid, edd. W. S. Anderson and Lorina N. Quartarone (2002) 123-130.: Modern Language Association, 2002

Johnston,Patricia A. Vergil's Agricultural Golden Age: A Study of the Georgics. Leiden, 1980.

Johnston,Patricia A. I, Claudius, and Roman Women. 1978.

Courses Taught

CLAS 190b Ancient Mysteries, Cults, and Myths
CLAS 250b Capstone Course
LAT 10a Beginning Latin
LAT 20b Continuing Latin
LAT 115a Roman Drama
LAT 116b Roman Satire
LAT 117a Lucretius, De Rerum Natura
LAT 118a Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
LAT 119b Ovid: Metamorphoses
LAT 120a Vergil
LAT 125a Medieval Latin