Gareth Williams

Violin Family Professor of Classics

Columbia University

Gareth Williams has taught at Columbia since 1992. His main publications center on Augustan poetry, especially Ovid’s exilic writings; and also on Seneca’s prose writings, including an edition of De Otio and De Breuitate Vitae (Cambridge 2003). Current work includes a sequence of writings on Seneca’s Natural Questions, but his current interests extend to Silver Latin literature more generally, especially Silver epic and also Roman philosophical/scientific development in the early empire.