From previous study, I have spent fifteen years working on English and Latin epic. During my MPhil research at University College London, I studied Virgil’s divine scenes in some depth in order to ascertain how the Virgilian intertext was used across the epic tradition. This study encompassed epics from the Silver Latin and Renaissance tradition and included Virgil’s Aeneid, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica, Silius Italicus’ Punica, Maphaeus Vegius’ Thirteenth Book of the Aeneid, and, finally, Sannazaro’s De Partu Virginis. Prior to this, I undertook a year-long study of Iacopo Sannazaro’s De Partu Virginis (1526) whilst studying for a Diploma Superius in Lingua Latina at University College Cork. I also produced a translation of Maphaeus Vegius’ The Thirteenth Book of the Aeneid (1428) whilst undertaking my MA by Research in Classics at the University of Warwick. Prior to this, I gained a BA (Hons) in English Literature (2:1) at the University of Warwick.