About this blog

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is pk_small.jpgThe Petrified Muse is the blog of Peter Kruschwitz, Professor of Classics at the University of Reading and Fellow of the Pontifical Academy for Latin (Pontificia Academia Latinitatis).

My main research interests are Latin Language and Literature, especially of the Republican period.

I have published widely on issues of Latin linguistics (broadly conceived), Roman drama and Roman song culture, and Latin epigraphy, with particular emphasis on Roman wall inscriptions (graffiti and dipinti) and Roman verse inscriptions (Carmina Latina Epigraphica).

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You can contact me in writing at

Prof. Peter Kruschwitz
University of Reading
Department of Classics
PO Box 218
Reading RG6 6AA

or by email at p.kruschwitz[at]reading[dot]ac[dot]uk.

In my spare time I enjoy analogue photography, the results of which you can see here:

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