Professor David HJ Larmour

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Honorary Professor of Classics

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Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

David H. J. Larmour (PhD in Classical Philology, Illinois, 1987) is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor and Head of Classics at Texas Tech University. He is also Honorary Professor in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham in the UK.

He has been Editor since 2008 of The American Journal of Philology, the oldest classical journal in North America founded in 1880 by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve; and is Associate Editor of Intertexts, a journal of comparative reflection, which he co-founded with Allen Miller in 1997.

He has published articles on various ancient authors, including Corinna, Euripides, Plutarch, Lucian, Horace, Ovid and Juvenal, as well as on Vladimir Nabokov and Dostoyevsky. His books and edited volumes include: Stage and Stadium: Drama and Athletics in Ancient Greece (Weidman), Lucian's Science Fiction Novel, The True Histories (Brill), Rethinking Sexuality: Foucault and Classical Antiquity (Princeton), Russian Literature and the Classics (Routledge) and Discourse and Ideology in Nabokov's Prose (Routledge). His most recent volume is The Sites of Rome: Time, Space, Memory (Oxford), co-edited with Diana Spencer.

He is currently completing a monograph on the Satires of Juvenal, which explores in particular the connections between satire and the Roman arena, and similar manifestations of the satirical urge in the “modern Juvenalians” of the 20th and 21st centuries.


  • B.A. (Queen’s University Belfast)
  • M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Philology (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)