Budaragina Olga V.

In 1990, she graduated from the Department of Classics at St. Petersburg State University. In 1993 she received her M. A. degree at the State University of New York at Albany. Since 1993, she has worked in the Department of Classics at St. Petersburg State University (currently as a docent). She teaches courses in the Latin language and lectures on Ancient Greek and Latin literature and Classics’ teaching methods. From 1993-2001, she taught Latin and Ancient Greek at the Gymnasium Classicum Petropolitanum. In 2001 (spring), she was a visiting scholar at the Fondation Hardt pour l’etude de l’antiquite classique (Vandoeuvres–Geneve). In 2006, she obtained her Ph. D. in Classics (“Portrayal of Nature in Later Latin Language Poetry: Claudius Claudianus”). In Januar 2007, she was a guest of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study). In 2009-2013 she participated in the international project "Classics and Communism - GNOTHI SEAUTON!" in Warsaw, Budapest and Ljubljana. In 2010, she was a fellow at the Collegium Budapest ("Classics and Communism - GNOTHI SEAUTON!" focus group). In January 2009, July-August 2010 and January 2013 she was a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Classics  of Cambridge University. In October 2014 - July 2015 she is a fellow at the New Europe College (Institute for Advanced Study) in Bucharest. She is a member of the editorial boards of the almanac “The Ancient Word and Us (Classical Heritage in Europe and Russia)" and of the series “Classical Philology,” (St. Petersburg University). Her research interests lie in epistolary heritage of M. Cornelius Fronto, Roman poetry and reception of the Classical tradition.