About David Money

Dr. David Money teaches Neo-Latin literature for the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge, and is a fellow of the Academia Latinitati Fovendae. He was an undergraduate at St John’s College, Oxford (1984-88); a postgraduate student at Magdalene College, Cambridge (1988-92); and has held fellowships at Magdalene, Darwin, and Wolfson Colleges in Cambridge. He has been Visiting Professor in Neo-Latin at K. U. Leuven, Belgium. He is active as a Latin poet, and seeks to teach and encourage others in the art of versification, both in Britain and internationally, with initiative such as the Inter Versiculos summer workshops in verse composition in Michigan (2011) and Sicily (2016). His own original Latin poetry has been published in various collaborative volumes, and in journals such as Classical Outlook (2012) and the online Vates. He has also published widely on Neo-Latin topics, especially on British verse of the 16th to 18th centuries, as in his monograph The English Horace: Anthony Alsop and the Tradition of British Latin Verse (Oxford: British Academy, 1998); he has been a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004), Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Neo-Latin World (2014), and the Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin (2015); other recent publications include the translation of Latin and Greek in James Ussher’s correspondence (ed. E. Boran, 3 vols: Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2015); Fashioning the Elusive Self: Autobiography in China and the West (with Y. Wang: Cambridge: Bringfield’s Head Press, 2015); and articles including ‘Latin for Mrs Jones’, in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Intercultural Inquiry (2015). A key aim throughout his work has been to stress the accessibility of much Latin verse, when sympathetically explained, and the possibility of engaging fully with verse composition in our own age, both for fun and for its academic advantages.