Scott McGill is Professor of Classical Studies at Rice University. His work focues on Latin poetry, Roman history and culture, and the reception of classical antiquity. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University. At Rice, he has served as chair of the Department of Classical and European Studies (2015-18) and as interim director of the Humanities Research Center (2012). In 2017-18, he was co-director of a Rice Seminar entitled “Forgery and the Ancient: Art, Agency, Authorship.” In 2013, he received an NEH Research Fellowship, and he is currently a faculty fellow at Rice’s Center for Teaching Excellence (2016-19).
He is the author of three books mainly concerend with Latin literature and poetry: Virgil Recomposed (2005), Plagiarism in Latin Literature (2012), and Juvencus’ Four Books of the Gospels (2016). He is also co-editor of three volumes From the Tetrarchs to the Theodosians (2010), Classics Renewed: Reception and Innovation in the Latin Poetry of Late Antiquity (2016), and A Companion to Late Antique Literature (2018).
He is currently completing a commentary on Virgil’s Aeneid 11 for Cambridge University Press. Other projects include a verse translation of the Aeneid; a biography of Virgil; and an edited volume based on the Rice Seminar on forgery. In addition, he is editor of Brill’s Research Perspectives on Classical Poetry.