School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Anke Walter

Lecturer in Classics


My primary research interests are the construction of time in ancient literature and ancient (especially Latin) epic poetry. I wrote my PhD on "Storytelling in Flavian Epic" (published in 2014). More recently, I completed my 'Habilitation' with a research project entitled "'Ever since then'. Time in Ancient Stories of Origin" (forthcoming with Oxford University Press), in which I examine the construction of time in select aetiological narratives in Archaic and Hellenistic Greece, in Augustan Rome, as well as in early Christian literature.

I am keen to hear from prospective research students with an interest in Latin epic, stories of origin, time in literature, or literature and religion.

Academic Employment:

2017- : Lecturer in Classics, Newcastle University
2015/16: Feodor-Lynen Research Scholar, University of Virginia (funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
2011-2017: Assistant Professor ("Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin"), University of Rostock


2006-11: PhD in Classics, Heidelberg
2005-06: MPhil in Classics, Cambridge
2004-05: Visiting Student in Classics, Cambridge
2001-04: Undergraduate Studies (Classics) in Göttingen and Heidelberg

Conferences organised:

22-24 September 2017: "Time and Eternity: the Conception of Time in Archaic Greek Literature", University of Virginia (with Jenny Strauss Clay and Athanassios Vergados)
1 October 2016: "The fate of Rome's fatum", University of Virginia
16-17 July 2012: "Telling Origins. The Structures of Aetiological Narrative", University of Rostock (with Christiane Reitz)


Office hours (Semester 1):

Mondays, 11am-1pm

Wednesdays, 10-11am

Teaching (2019/20)

CLA1001/1002, Beginners' Latin in Action

CLA2002/3002/8002, Latin: Special Study

CLA3001, Latin: Interpretation of Texts

CLA1012, Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 2