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Dr. Alexander Kuznetsov

Research Interests:

Latin language and literature; Textual criticism; Greek and Latin metrics; Literature and visualization; Structural analysis of text; Greek and Roman chronology; Time and fatalism; Time as philosophical problem.


Alexander Kuznetsov is a philologist at The Moscow State University. He has devoted a considerable amount of his research to the topic of time and rhythm in literary texts. His current research deals with topics in Roman calendar and chronology.

Project Abstract

The project Roman Time in Roman Literary Space: The Common Sense Temporality deals with the patterns of temporality which operate in Roman literary texts. The project will be focused on the literature of Augustan age, because it provides a linguistically coherent corpus of texts in diverse genres. Virgil, Ovid and Horace will be the preferred object of study, but prose will not be neglected. The project will be aimed to develop a description of the structures of Latin literary language related to Roman time-space continuum. Special problems of Roman calendar and chronology will also be considered.

Curriculum vitae


Higher Doctorate (2009), Classics, Moscow State University (Thesis Poetics and Philosophy of Apuleius)

PhD (1989), Classics, Moscow State University (Thesis Saturnian as a Metrical Species of Latin Poetry)

Graduate (1982), Classics (major), Moscow State University

Fellowships and Positions

Since 1990 | Tenure at Lomonosov Moscow State University

2004, 2011 | Short-term fellowships

Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg

2012 | Short-term research fellowship 

Supported by Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

2000-2003 | Head of research project Rhythm Structures of Latin Language: Rhythm of Latin Prose 

Moscow State University

1982-1989 | Research fellow and head of working group for studying early printed books and incunabula

Russian State Library

Selected Publications

“Daniel Charms in Speculo Latinitatis Apparens.” Aristeas, 18 (2018), 12–29. Latin.

“Sweet Protogenes' Grave.” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 187 (2013),132-143. English.

“Quisnam Saturnium populum pepulit?.” Latomus, 70 (2011), 3-27. Latin.

“A Rhythmical Arrangement of the Fragmentum De bellis Macedonicis.” Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists, 47 (2010), 117-130. English.

“De Scipionis Ennii structura metrica.” Indoeuropejskoye Jazykoznanije i klassiceskaja filololgija [=Indo-European Linguistics and Classical Philology] 10 (2006), 174–176. Latin.

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