BA, Classics, University of Virginia, 2007
MSt, Greek and Latin Languages and Literature, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, 2008
DPhil, Greek and Latin Languages and Literature, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, 2012
Dr. Shannon’s research interests include ancient historiography, especially Tacitus; Greek and Roman religion; cultural memory; and paradoxography, marvels, and miracles in the ancient world. Recent projects include Religion in Tacitus’ Annals: Historical Constructions of Memory, a monograph accepted for publication by Oxford University Press, ‘Oxford Classical Monographs’ series; and edition, translation, and commentary on the paradoxographical fragments of Phlegon of Tralles, Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Part IV, Brill (forthcoming).
Teaching interests include Greek and Roman history, and Latin language and literature.
2014 ‘Aetiology of the Other: Foreign Religions in Tacitus’ Histories.’ In Dichtung und Ursache. Strukturen aitiologischen Erzählens / Telling origins. The structures of aetiological narrative, edd. C. Reitz and A. Walter, Georg Olms Verlag (forthcoming).
2013 ‘Authenticating the Marvellous: Mirabilia in Pliny the Younger, Tacitus, and Suetonius.’ Working Papers on Nervan, Trajanic and Hadrianic Literature 1.9 (http://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/literaryinteractions/?p=573).
2012 ‘Memory, Religion, and History in Nero’s Great Fire: Tacitus Annals 15.41-7.’ CQ 62, 749-765.
2011 ‘Livy’s Cossus and Augustus, Tacitus’ Germanicus and Tiberius: A Historiographical Allusion.’ Histos 5, 266-282.