Gregson Davis grew up on the island of Antigua in the English-speaking Caribbean and received his higher education in the USA (AB in Classics at Harvard College ; PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley ). He has previously taught both Classics and Comparative Literature at Stanford University (1966 - 1989); Cornell University (1989 - 1994); Duke University (1994 - 2011) and New York University (2011-2013). His main areas of research are in Greek and Roman poetry and Caribbean literature (francophone and anglophone). Among his major publications are: Polyhymnia: The Rhetoric of Horatian Lyric Discourse (Berkeley 1994); Parthenope: the Interplay of Ideas in Vergilian Bucolic (Brill 2012); Non-Vicious Circle: Twenty Poems of Aimé Césaire (Stanford University Press, 1984) and Aimé Césaire (Cambridge University Press 1997).
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