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 from the same University. He has worked at Newcastle University from 1999.
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.
A future research project will build on the advances in rhetorical scholarship to investigate the relationship between rhetoric and literature in antiquity.
My current research focusses on two areas:
Research plans include further work in these two areas. A future project will build on the advances in rhetorical scholarship to investigate the relationship between rhetoric and literature in antiquity.
In any area of his research or teaching expertise.
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.
Teaching in 2012/2013