Areas of Interest/Research

Roman Historiography, Tacitus; post-Augustan literature; gardens in literature; conspiracy and conspiracy theory

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Professor of Classics at the University of Florida, Victoria Emma Pagán was a University of Florida Term Professor for 2017-2020. She was also a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor for 2014-2016  and a recipient of a Teaching Award in 2010 in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. With over a dozen articles on Latin literature, her research focuses the historians and post-Augustan writers. She has written twin studies for the University of Texas Press: Conspiracy Narratives in Roman History (2004) and Conspiracy Theory in Latin Literature (2012). She is the author of Rome and the Literature of Gardens (London 2006) and A Sallust Reader (Wauconda 2009), and she is the editor of the Blackwell Companion to Tacitus (2012). With Judith W. Page and Brigitte Weltman-Aron she co-edited Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture (2015). She is editing the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Tacitus and has written Tacitus for I.B. Tauris Press.

Born and raised in Ravenna, Ohio, Victoria spent a year at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island, before she earned her B.A. in Latin at Kent State University, her M.A. at the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. A member of the Florida Track Club and founding member of the competitive Team Florida Track Club, she resides in Gainesville with her husband, son, and daughter.

Contact Information

Email: vepagan@ufl.edu