Teaching and research interests: Greek and Roman literature, classical mythology, Roman history, the classical tradition; classical literature, history, and myth on film.
Martin M. Winkler is Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Classics. His classical education began in Münster, Germany, at the Gymnasium Paulinum, founded A.D. 797. His books are The Persona in Three Satires of Juvenal (1983), Der lateinische Eulenspiegel des Ioannes Nemius (1995; reissued 2013), Cinema and Classical Texts: Apollo’s New Light (2009), The Roman Salute: Cinema, History, Ideology (2009), Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology (2015), Classical Literature on Screen: Affinities of Imagination (2017), and Ovid on Screen: A Montage of Attractions (2020). He also edited the Penguin Classics anthology Juvenal in English (2001) and the essay collections Classics and Cinema (1991), Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema (2001), Gladiator: Film and History (2004), Troy: From Homer’s Iliad to Hollywood Epic (2006), Spartacus: Film and History (2007), The Fall of the Roman Empire: Film and History (2009), and Return to Troy: New Essays on the Hollywood Epic (2015). He is the author of ca. 120 articles, book chapters, reviews, notes, etc. He is on the board of Dionysus ex Machina (Palermo), Civiltà Romana: Rivista pluridisciplinare di studi su Roma antica e le sue interpretazioni (Rome), and Scripta Historica (Pomeranian University, Poland) and an honorary member of the Sociedade Brasileira de Retórica. Cambridge University Press will publish his new book, Classical Antiquity and the Cinematic Imagination, in 2024.