“In this second CC Short from the recent SCS conference in San Diego, I have the pleasure of talking to Jackie Murray, Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Kentucky. Our conversation centres on her area of specialization in Hellenistic Poetry, specifically the literary rivalry between Apollonius of Rhodes and his contemporaries. Jackie provides a fascinating glimpse into how Apollonius’s use of the constellations can answer the long-standing question of the Argonautica’s date of composition, and why that matters.”
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Jackie Murray is Assistant Professor of Classics in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky. Her area of specialization is Hellenistic Poetry and her research centers primarily on the poetry of Apollonius of Rhodes, Callimachus and Theocritus. Her secondary area of interest is teaching the reception of Classics in Africana literature, especially in Afro-Caribbean and African American Literature.