Jakob Wisse received his doctorate in Classics in 1994 at the University of Amsterdam; he also holds the equivalent of a Research Master's in Mathematics (with Physics) from the same University. He has worked at Newcastle University from 1999. He was appointed to a professorship in 2009, and elected to The Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea) in 2014.
His book publications centre on ancient rhetoric, in particular Cicero and his "magnum opus", De oratore. Further research interests include intellectual life (esp. in the Roman republican period); Greek and Roman historiography; literary theory; and Greek and Latin language.
His next book project is a commentary on Sallust's War with Jugurtha, to be written with his Newcastle colleague Federico Santangelo.
My current research focuses on two areas:
Research plans include further work in these two areas. My next book project is a commentary on Sallust's War with Jugurtha, to be written with my Newcastle Ancient History colleague Federico Santangelo.
In any area of his research or teaching expertise, especially:
- ancient rhetoric
- Cicero: rhetoric, philosophy, politics
- ancient historiography
My teaching interests include Latin poetry, Greek tragedy and Latin & Greek language from beginners' level onwards; and of course also topics covered in my research, in particular ancient rhetoric (esp. Cicero) and Greek and Roman historiography.
Undergraduate teaching in 2015/2016
Second semester (NB: apart from teaching this module I am on research leave this Semester)