Selected Publications


  • Ovid's Causes: Cosmogony and Aetiology in the Metamorphoses, The University of Michigan Press, 1994.
  • Vertis in usum: Studies in honor of E. Courtney, ed. J. Miller, C. Damon, K. S. Myers, Munich 2002.
  • Ovid Metamorphoses 14. Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Cambridge. 2009.


  • ambiguus vultus: Horatian echoes in Statius’ Achilleid,” forthcoming Materiali e Discussioni per l’analisi dei testi classici 2016.
  • “Representations of Gardens in Roman Literature,” forthcoming in Gardens of the Roman Empire, Cambridge
  • "Statius on Poetic Invocation and Inspiration," in Brill's Companion to Statius, edited by W. J. Dominik, C. E. Newlands, K. Gervais, 31-53. 2015.
  •  “Ovid’s Reception of Ovid in the Exile Poetry,” A Handbook to the Reception of Ovid, eds. C. Newlands and J. Miller, 8-21. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
  • "Catullan Contexts in Ovid's Metamorphoses," in Catullus: Poems, Books, Readers. edited by I. Du Quesnay and A. J. Woodman, 239-54. Cambridge, 2012.
  • “Ovid Bibliography” Oxford Bibliographies Online. 2010.
  •  “Docta otia: Garden ownership and configurations of leisure in Statius and Pliny the Younger,” Arethusa 38 (2005) 103-29.
  • "Miranda fides: Poet and Patrons in Paradoxographical Landscapes in Statius’ Silvae" Materiali e Discussioni  44 (2000) 103-38.
  • "The Poet and the Procuress: The Lena in Latin Love Elegy," JRS 86 (1996): 1-21.
First Name: 
K. Sara
Professor of Classics
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Department of Classics

B007 Cocke Hall

PO Box 400788

Charlottesville, VA 22904-4788


A.B., Oberlin College

Ph.D., Stanford University


Research Interests

My research interests center on Latin literature and its contexts. I am currently working on Roman gardens and the poetics of epic commencement.  I have ongoing interests in the representations of women in ancient literature.

Faculty Type: 
Associate and Affiliate Faculty