Tristan Franklinos
Junior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Classics, Dean of Degrees

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


Tristan is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics and a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College; he has undertaken undergraduate teaching at a number of colleges and in the Faculty of Classics for some years. After reading for an MA in Classics at St Andrews, he came up to Oxford for an MPhil in Classical Languages and Literature before completing his doctorate on the elegies of Propertius. He arrived at Trinity as a lecturer in Michaelmas 2015.


Tristan is currently working on a literary commentary on [Vergil]’s Catalepton and Priapea that concerns itself with the construction of reader and author in relation to the collection alongside the more philological aspects of the poems.  This will be complemented by a volume he is co-editing on the ideas of authorship and readership in the Appendices VergilianaTibulliana, and Ouidiana.  His doctoral thesis explores the ways in which the Latin elegist Propertius engages with and recasts his own poetic material, as well as that of his peers and predecessors.  More broadly, he is interested in the literature of the first century BC (esp. the poets and Vitruvius); the Latin literature of the Middle Ages; the place of the author and the reader in relation to the text; and in textual criticism, palaeography, and the history of the book (see:

Selected publications

Franklinos Publications