Sam Hayes

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University of Exeter

MA in Classics & Ancient History. Dissertation title: "Set in Stone? The Nature of the Epitaphic Poems in Martial’s Epigrams."



University of Exeter

BA in Classics. Dissertation title: "To What Extent are Juvenal’s Depictions of Declining ‘Romanitas’ in Rome a Realistic Representation of Roman Imperial Life?"

First Class Honours.


Professional/research experience

June 2015 - August 2016:

Organiser of ExeWiP

I was one of the co-organisers of the department's postgraduate work-in-progress seminars.

March 31 2015 - June 30 2015:

Research Trip - Munich

I undertook a research visit to LMU Munich (München) for three months to improve my German language skills and to engage more closely with German research on Martial's Epigrams. My visit included the delivery of a research paper, and enabled me to meet some key Martial scholars (Sven Lorenz & Niklas Holzberg).

February 25 2015:

Departmental Research Seminar (Exeter)

'Martial's Sequential Reader: Constructing Unity in Epigrams 7.'

September 6 2014:

Research Paper, Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature: Failure

'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Failing to Read Martial's Epigrams.'

September 2014 - present:

Postgraduate Latin Reading Group Convenor

I organise a Latin reading group for MA, MPhil, and PhD students in Classics & Ancient History, but I also encourage and welcome attendance from other disciplines (historically this has included Theology & Religion, English, and History students).

We cover a range of prose and verse texts, aiming to explore works in particular that are less well known.

February 2014:

Work in Progress Seminar, University of Exeter

"Martial's Water Cycle: Thematic Flow in Epigrams 7."

September 23 2013 - September 20 2014:

Pegasus Journal Team

Chief Editor of Pegasus 57 (Classics & Ancient History Departmental Journal). I managed a team of sub-editors to organise and collate the annual journal.

August 2013 - present:

Classical Association South West Branch

I am the secretary on the committee for the CA's SW branch. I help to organise events, publicise them, and ensure thorough records are kept at committee meetings.


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I completed the LTHE training course and have been recognised as an AFHEA.


Roman Society

I am a member of the Roman Society and subscribe to the Journal of Roman Studies.


Classical Association South West Branch

I was the secretary on the committee for the CA's south west branch. I helped to organise & publicise events, and to ensure that thorough records of committee meetings were kept.