Thomas is a fourth-year doctoral candidate on the Classical Philology track. His dissertation, “The Contexts of Reception in Post-War Britain”, examines instances of classically inspired poetry and drama from his native UK in light of their specific historical and political contexts and tracks the changing role of Greco-Roman antiquity in British literature since 1945.
Other research interests include Catullus and the neoterics, Ovid’s Heroides, and interdisciplinary approaches to Latin literature. He is a convenor of the Whitney Humanities Centre working group “American Classicisms”, a coordinator of the ARCHAIA Forum, and is organizing (with Eleanor Martin) the 2022-3 Classics departmental colloquium on the theme “Negotiating Empire”. He also serves as the departmental representative on the Graduate Student Assembly.
Thomas received a first in his BA from Corpus Christi College, Oxford. While there, he wrote two theses, one on late modernist receptions of Homer and the other on the relationship of Achilles Tatius’ Leucippe and Cleitophon to Moschus’ Europa.