Roland Jeffreys

Contract instructor (retired Associate Professor)

Degrees:BA (London); MA (McMaster); PhD (London)


Born and brought up in Wales; attended university in England (University College London) and Canada (McMaster); early in career taught at University of Krakow (Poland), University of London, St. Patrick’s College (University of Ottawa); full-time faculty member at Carleton from 1967 -2005; served as Chair of Classics Dept twice, also as Graduate and Undergraduate Supervisor of Classics and as Director of School of Languages, Literatures and Comparative Literary Studies; since retirement (2005) have taught as contract instructor.

Research Interests

In general

  • Latin literature in its historical context.

In particular

  • the literary patronage of Messalla;
  • concepts of truth and bias in ancient historiography;
  • Seneca.


Articles and papers on : Augustan poetry and the regime; Messalla; Tibullan Corpus; Lucretius; Tacitus. Publications in Phoenix , Classical Quarterly and Latomus.