Dr Janja Soldo
Tutor
Classics, Ancient History & Egyptology
Room: Office - 103
First Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus

I came to Swansea in 2018, having previously held a post at LMU Munich. My research focuses primarily on ancient philosophy and epistolography, in particular on Seneca the Younger and more recently on Fronto. I am currently preparing my PhD thesis, a commentary on the second book of Seneca’s Epistulae Morales (letters 13 to 21), for publication. Other research interests include ambiguity and fallibility, on which I am organising a conference together with Therese Fuhrer. I am Tutor in Classics and teach both Greek and Latin language and literature, currently Plato, Plutarch, Apuleius and Aulus Gellius.

Teaching

  • CL-M26 Greek Texts 1

    This is the first of two master¿s level modules dedicated to the in-depth study, translation, criticism and interpretation of a Greek text in the original.

  • CL-M29 Latin Texts 2

    This is the second of two master¿s level modules dedicated to the in-depth study, translation, criticism and interpretation of a relatively complex and sophisticated Latin text in the original. It is appropriate for students who have studied Latin for three years or more.

  • CL-M59A Postgraduate Further Latin 2

    Consolidation and extension of Latin language skills for students who have completed CL-M58 Postgraduate Further Latin 1. Study of one or more straightforward verse texts in the original language.

  • CLC103 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric

    An introduction to philosophical argument in the dialogue form.

  • CLC206 Reading Classical Civilisation

    An introduction to some central themes and approaches in the study of Classical Civilisation.

  • CLC211 Plato's Republic

    This module focuses on the significance of Plato's 'Republic' for contemporary discourse about educational, ethical, aesthetic, political, and religious issues, through a close reading of the primary text. It examines the historical background of its genesis, the plausability of its central arguements, and the controversies over its interpretation.

  • CLC312 Plato's Republic

    This module focuses on the significance of Plato's 'Republic' for contemporary discourse about educational, ethical, aesthetic, political, and religious issues, through a close reading of the primary text. It examines the historical background of its genesis, the plausability of its central arguements, and the controversies over its interpretation.

  • CLD300 Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Dissertation

    Dissertation module for students doing single honours or joint honours degrees in Classics, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History or Egyptology. The aim is for students to do detailed research, to work on a project for several months and to produce a scholarly study of c. 8000-10000 words. The dissertation topic can be chosen freely, in consultation with a member of academic staff and subject to compatibility with a student's degree scheme and availability of supervisors and library material. This is a chance for students to pursue an area in which they are especially interested, and to deal with it in depth. Students may choose to do museum-based research. There are two preparatory pieces of assessment: an abstract, outline and bibliography, and an analysis of crucial source material and/or secondary literature. Work on the dissertation itself takes up most of the two semesters. Students are expected to do research independently, but there is a series of lectures in the first semester to provide advice on research and scholarly writing, Every student will be assigned a supervisor who will be organising group sessions with his/her supervisees and who will also be available for one-to-one supervision sessions.

  • CLG125 Further Greek 1 (Level 1)

    Study of one or more straightforward prose texts in the original language

  • CLG225 Further Greek 1 (Level 2)

    Consolidation and extension of ancient Greek language skills for students who have completed Intermediate Greek at Level 1. Study of one or more straightforward prose texts in the original language

  • CLG325 Further Greek 1 (Level 3)

    Consolidation and extension of ancient Greek language skills for students who have completed Intermediate Greek at Level 2. Study of one or more straightforward prose texts in the original language.

  • CLG327 Advanced Greek 1 (Level 3)

    Consolidation and extension of advanced ancient Greek language skills for students who have completed Further Greek at Level 2. Study of one or more straightforward relatively complex and sophisticated prose texts in the original language.

  • CLL126 Further Latin 2 (Level 1)

    Consolidation and extension of Latin language skills for students entering the University with an A level (or equivalent) in Latin. Study of one or more straightforward verse texts in the original language.

  • CLL226 Further Latin 2 (Level 2)

    Consolidation and extension of Latin language skills for students who completed Intermediate Latin at Level 1. Study of one or more straightforward verse texts in the original language.

  • CLL228 Advanced Latin 2

    Consolidation and extension of advanced Latin language skills for students who have completed Further Latin at Level 1. Study of one or more relatively complex and sophisticated texts in the original language.

  • CLL326 Further Latin 2 (Level 3)

    Consolidation and extension of Latin language skills for students who began the study of Latin at Level 1. Study of one or more straightforward verse texts in the original language.

  • CLL328 Advanced Latin 2 (Level 3)

    Consolidation and extension of advanced Latin language skills for students who have completed Further Latin at Level 2. Study of one or more relatively complex and sophisticated texts in the original language.

  • CLL330 Advanced Latin 4

    Consolidation and extension of advanced Latin language skills for students who have completed Advanced Latin at Level 2. Study of one or more relatively complex and sophisticated texts in the original language.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2016 2018 Lecturer LMU Munich