Tristan Franklinos
Lecturer in Classics, Dean of Degrees

I am Trinity’s Dean of Degrees, responsible for matriculations and graduations.


After reading for an MA in Classics at St Andrews, I came up to Oxford for an MPhil in Classical Languages and Literature, before completing my doctorate on the elegies of Propertius under the supervision of Stephen Heyworth. I am a college lecturer in Classics and the Dean of Degrees.


As well as teaching a range of the Latin language and literature papers for Trinity, I also undertake some language classes for the Faculty, and have lectured on Latin textual criticism.


I am interested in the how authors position themselves in relation to readers, and my research has focussed on Latin poetry of the first century BC. My doctorate, now in preparation as a monograph, considers the elegist Propertius as his own first reader, exploring the ways in which he engages with and recasts his own poetic material, as well as that of his peers and predecessors. Several articles are in preparation on aspects of Ovid’s exilic poetry. Others areas of interest are textual criticism and palaeography; with a medievalist colleague, Dr Mary Boyle, I maintain an online blog on the pedagogy of the latter (

Selected publications

(2017), ‘A Plautine Emendation: “miles gloriosus” 1268’, Hermes 145
(2015), ‘Textual Notes on Palladius’ opus agriculturae’, Mnemosyne 60: 1020–30