Diana’s work on the city of Rome led to her most recent book, on Roman Landscape (2010), and she continues to work on the textual qualities of the world that Romans inhabited (she is contributing a chapter on literary Rome to the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to the City of Rome, eds. A. Claridge and C. Holleran).
Diana recently completed a book chapter on Horace as a translator (in S. McElduff and E. Sciarrino (eds.) A Sea of Languages: Complicating the History of Western Translation, and is continuing to explore how language shapes and is shaped by experience, memory, and environment.
Her ongoing interest in the relationship between space, place, and identity has helped to guide her current work on Varro, some of which has been previewed in a couple of book chapters in 2011 (‘Roman movement in Varro’s de Lingua Latina’, and ‘῾Ρωμαίζω… ergo sum: Language and memory in Varro’s de Lingua Latina’. Both of these feed into her interest in how language, discourse, and topography feature in citizen self-fashioning in the late Roman Republic.
Diana’s new book (about de Lingua Latina), Varro’s Guide to Being Roman, should appear this year.