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Professor of Classics, University of Florida

Victoria Pagán is a Professor of Classics at the University of Florida.

With over a dozen articles on Latin literature, her research focuses the historians and post-Augustan writers. She has written twin studies for the University of Texas Press: "Conspiracy Narratives in Roman History" (2004) and "Conspiracy Theory in Latin Literature" (2012). She is the author of "Rome and the Literature of Gardens" (London 2006) and "A Sallust Reader" (Wauconda 2009), and she is the editor of the "Blackwell Companion to Tacitus" (2012). With Judith W. Page and Brigitte Weltman-Aron she co-edited "Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture" (2015). She is editing the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Tacitus and has written "Tacitus" for I.B. Tauris Press.

Born and raised in Ravenna, Ohio, Victoria spent a year at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island, before she earned her B.A. in Latin at Kent State University, her M.A. at the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. A member of the Florida Track Club and Team FTC, she resides in Gainesville with her husband, son, and daughter.


  • –present
    Professor of Classics, University of Florida