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Dániel Kiss

Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Classics
Office: Humanities Institute of Ireland, Room 105

Tel: +353 1 716 4695
Email: daniel.kiss@ucd.ie

Biography

Dániel Kiss first encountered Latin literature as a child, when he heard Ferenc Sebö and Márta Sebestyén sing a Hungarian translation of an ode of Horace's. As a teenager he developed a passion for good literature of all sorts. He decided to study Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with Ewen Bowie and Stephen Harrison as his principal teachers. An interest in medieval Islamic poetry led him to take up Modern Persian as well. He decided to pursue postgraduate studies in Latin literature, and wrote a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Gian Biagio Conte at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. His dissertation was an edition with introduction and detailed commentary of Catullus' "poem" 68, a notoriously difficult classical Latin text. Shortly after his viva, Dániel was offered a Research Fellowship at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, where he constructed 'Catullus Online', the first online critical edition and repertory of conjectures to appear for a classical Latin text. He has published articles on Latin and Greek literature and manuscripts, and is editor of the forthcoming volume 'What Catullus Wrote', which will contain the revised papers of the conference of the same name that took place in May 2011 at the Center for Advanced Studies in Munich. Since October 2013, Dániel has been working at University College Dublin as an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow.
Dániel's other interests include swimming, walking and fine art, and he is happy that his research on the manuscripts of Catullus has taken him to the back yard of some of his favourite Renaissance Italian painters.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2001.
Title: Scatcherd European Scholarship, University of Oxford
Year: 1999.
Title: Scholarship of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Year: 1999.
Title: Craven Scholarship, University of Oxford

Associations

Association: The Classical Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, Function/Role: Member
Association: Sociedad Española de Estudios Clásicos, Function/Role: Member
Association: Sociedad de Estudios Latinos, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society for Classical Studies, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Kiss, Dániel (2015) Developing Digital Critical Editions: Two Reflections on Media Change in the Humanities. [Invited Oral Presentation], Digital Classics: Methods, Scholarly Communication and Genres of Scholarly Production, University of Freiburg (Germany) , 24-JUL-15 - 24-JUL-15.
Kiss, Dániel (2015) Catullus in the Middle Ages. [Oral Presentation], The Classical Association Annual Conference, Bristol, UK , 13-APR-15 - 13-APR-15.
Kiss, Dániel (2015) Developing digital critical editions: two reflections on media change in the humanities. [Oral Presentation], Digital Latin Library Seminar: Latin Textual Criticism in the Digital Age, Norman (Oklahoma), USA , 26-JUN-15 - 26-JUN-15.
Kiss, Dániel (2011) The lost Codex Veronensis and its descendants: three problems in Catullus' manuscript tradition. [Invited Lecture], International Conference 'What Catullus Wrote', Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany , 20-MAY-11 - 21-MAY-11.
Kiss, Dániel (2011) [Conference (Sole) Organiser], International Conference 'What Catullus Wrote', Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany , 20-MAY-11 - 21-MAY-11.
Kiss, Dániel (2011) Benvenuto dei Campesani y el regreso de Catulo a Verona. [International Refereed Conference], XIII Congreso de Estudios Clásicos, Logroño, Spain , 18-JUL-11 - 18-JUL-11.
Kiss, Dániel (2012) Dos problemas en el texto de Catulo. [National Refereed Conference Paper], VII Congreso Español de Estudios Latinos, Toledo, Spain , 13-JUN-12 - 13-JUN-12.
Kiss, Dániel (2013) Publishing a critical edition on the Internet: the case of 'Catullus Online'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], The Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Reading, UK , 06-APR-13 - 06-APR-13.
Kiss, Dániel (2013) The Neoteric generation. [National Refereed Conference Paper], 42nd Annual Conference, Israeli Society for the Promotion of Classical Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel , 12-JUN-13 - 12-JUN-13.
Kiss, Dániel (2013) [Conference Organising Committee Member], III Encuentro hispano colombiano de estudios de la antigüedad: 'Graecia capta'. La vision romana de la cultura griega, Universidad Carlos III, Getafe / Madrid, Spain , 03-OCT-13 - 04-OCT-13.
Kiss, Dániel (2013) Traducciones de poemas griegos a finales de la República Romana, y el desarrollo del lenguaje poético latino. [International Refereed Conference], III Encuentro hispano colombiano de estudios de la antigüedad: 'Graecia capta'. La vision romana de la cultura griega, Universidad Carlos III, Getafe / Madrid, Spain , 04-OCT-13 - 04-OCT-13.
Kiss, Dániel (2013) The Neoteric Generation. [Invited Lecture], Early Career Seminar, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London , 01-NOV-13 - 01-NOV-13.
Kiss, Dániel (2013) Catullus. [Invited Lecture], International Colloquium 'Protohistory of the Text', Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain , 28-NOV-13 - 28-NOV-13.
Kiss, Dániel (2014) The Neoteric Generation. [National Refereed Conference Paper], The Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Nottingham , 16-APR-14 - 16-APR-14.
Gerevich, János; Kiss, Dániel (2014) Developing an online critical edition: the case of Catullus Online. [Invited Lecture], Trivium Seminar, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London , 06-MAY-14 - 06-MAY-14.
Kiss, Dániel (2014) Catulo 68: teoría y práctica de la crítica de textos. [Invited Lecture], V. Seminario de edición y crítica de los textos clásicos, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid , 23-MAY-14 - 23-MAY-14.
Kiss, Dániel (2014) La creación de ediciones 'online' de los clásicos: el caso de 'Catullus Online'. [Invited Lecture], V. Seminario de edición y crítica de los textos clásicos, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid , 23-MAY-14 - 23-MAY-14.
Kiss, Dániel (2014) El texto de Catulo en la Edad Media. [Invited Lecture], V. Seminario de edición y crítica de los textos clásicos, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid , 30-MAY-14 - 30-MAY-14.
Kiss, Dániel (2014) Publishing a critical edition on the Internet: the case of 'Catullus Online'. [International Refereed Conference], 14th FIEC Congress, Bordeaux, France , 26-AUG-14 - 26-AUG-14.
Kiss, D. (2014) [Invited Lecture], Catulo en la Edad Media, Departamento de Filología Latina, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain , 17-NOV-14 - 17-NOV-14.
Kiss, D. (2014) Incunables and manuscripts: the case of Catullus. [Invited Lecture], International Colloquium 'Latin Classics at the Dawn of Printing: Texts, Contexts and Print Culture (ca. 1450-1540)', Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain , 20-NOV-14 - 20-NOV-14.
 

Employment

Employer: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid
Position: Visiting Professor
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employer: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Position: Research Fellow

Education

Year 2005 Institution:
Qualification: MA Subject: Awarded MSt (MA) in Greek and or Latin Languages & Literature
Year 2009 Institution:
Qualification: PhD Subject: Awarded PhD, doctoral degree as a Perfezionando in Classical Philogical, Linguistic & Historical St
Year 2008 Institution: University of Oxford
Qualification: MA Subject: Oriental Studies (Classics with Persian)
Year 2002 Institution: University of Oxford
Qualification: BA Subject: Oriental Studies (Classics with Persian)

Languages

Persian:
French:
Classical Greek:
Latin:
German:
Spanish:
Italian:
English:
Dutch:
Hungarian:
       

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Kiss, Dániel (2015) 'Dos problemas en el texto de Catulo' In: María Teresa Muñoz García de Iturrospe, Leticia Carrasco Reija (eds). Miscellanea Latina. Madrid: Sociedad de Estudios Latinos. , pp.351-357 [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2015) 'Introduction: A sketch of the textual transmission' In: Kiss, Dániel (eds). What Catullus Wrote: Problems in Textual Criticism, Editing and the Manuscript Tradition. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales. , pp.xiii-xxx [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2015) 'Benvenuto dei Campesani y el regreso de Catulo a Verona' In: Sociedad Española de Estudios Clásicos (eds). Ianua Classicorum. Temas y formas del Mundo Clásico. Madrid: Sociedad Española de Estudios Clásicos. , pp.vol. III, 271-vol. III, 278 [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2015) 'The lost 'Codex Veronensis' and its descendants: three problems in Catullus's manuscript tradition' In: Kiss, Dániel (eds). What Catullus Wrote: Problems in Textual Criticism, Editing and the Manuscript Tradition. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales. , pp.1-27 [Details]

Edited Books

Kiss, Dániel (Ed.). (2015) What Catullus Wrote: Problems in Textual Criticism, Editing and the Manuscript Tradition. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Kiss, Dániel (2008) 'Catullo 68, 10: munera Veneris'. Philologus, 152 :345-347. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2009) 'How Did Propertius 4.8 Begin?'. Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungariae, 49 :157-162. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2010) 'Iliad 22.60 and 24.487: Priam on the Threshold of Old Age'. Rheinisches Museum für Philologie, 153 :101-104. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2011) 'Catulo y Lovato Lovati'. Revista de Estudios Latinos, 11 :81-89. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2013) 'A Renaissance manuscript of Catullus, Tibullus and Propertius: Budapest, Országos Széchényi Könyvtár, Codex latinus medii aevi 137 and Cologny, MS. Bodmer 141'. Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungariae, 52 :249-271. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2012) 'A correction and more on Girolamo Avanzi's last edition of Catullus (ca. 1535)'. Exemplaria Classica, 16 :75-80. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2012) 'Towards a catalogue of the surviving manuscripts of Catullus'. Paideia, 67 :607-622. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2012) 'A Conjecture on Donatus' Note on Terence, Phormio 74'. Mnemosyne, ser. iv, 65 :750-752. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2012) 'Zu den Fragmenten 5-6 Velaza des M. Valerius Probus'. Hermes, 140 :118-120. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2013) 'The Codex Tomacellianus'. Paideia, 68 :689-711. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2013) 'Two humanistic conjectures in Catullus: 55.17 papillae and 61.140 soli'. Exemplaria Classica, 17 :65-72. [Details]
Kiss, D. (2014) ''Non somnus claudit ocellos': an epigraphic echo of Catullus?'. Bollettino di Studi Latini, 44 (1):184-186. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2015) 'Un passo perduto di Catullo sul vitigno rezio'. Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica, 109 :153-158. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2015) 'Catullo 1.2, Servio e Guglielmo da Pastrengo'. Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica, 109 :137-152. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2015) 'Manuscripts of Catullus, Tibullus, and Propertius in the library of the Aragonese kings in Naples'. Studi Medievali e Umanistici, 10 :211-231. [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2015) 'Isaac Vossius, Catullus, and the Codex Thuaneus'. Classical Quarterly, 65 (1):344-354. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Kiss, Dániel (2015) 'Digital Latin Library Seminar ¿ Latin Textual Criticism in the Digital Age. Norman (Oklahoma, USA), Oklahoma University, 25-26 giugno 2015' Bollettino di Studi Latini 45 (2) . [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2015) 'Los clásicos latinos en los orígenes de la imprenta: textos, contextos y cultura impre- sa (ca. 1450-1540) - Latin classics at the dawn of printing: texts, contexts and print culture (ca. 1450-1540): Madrid, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Faculdad de Filología, 19-21 novembre 2014' Bollettino di Studi Latini 45 (1) :266-270. [Details]
           

Dissertations/Theses

Kiss, Dániel (2009) Catullus 68 Edited with an Introduction and Detailed Commentary. Dissertations/Theses Available Online [Details]
                 

Electronic Publication

Kiss, Dániel (2013) Catullus Online. An Online Repertory of Conjectures for Catullus. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]

Book Reviews

Kiss, Dániel (2014) Review of Benjamin Eldon Stevens, Silence in Catullus (Racine 2013). Book Reviews [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2009) Review of John M. Trappes-Lomax, Catullus: A Textual Reappraisal (Swansea, 2007). Madrid: Book Reviews [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2009) Review of Sandra Romano Martín, El tópico grecolatino del concilio de los dioses (Hildesheim 2009). Madrid: Book Reviews [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2013) Review of Alfredo Mario Morelli (ed.), 'lepos' e 'mores'. Una giornata su Catullo (Cassino 2012). Bryn Mawr: Book Reviews Available Online [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2014) Review of Mariella Bonvicini, Il 'novus libellus' di Catullo. Trasmissione del testo, problematicità della grafia e dell'interpunzione (Cesena 2012). Munich: Book Reviews [Details]
                                             

Review Articles

Kiss, Dániel (2015) Review article on Paolo Trovato, 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lachmann's Method A Non-Standard Handbook of Genealogical Textual Criticism in the Age of Post-Structuralism, Cladistics, and Copy-Text' (Padua, 2014). Huelva (Spain): Review Articles [Details]
Kiss, Dániel (2011) A review article on David S. McKie, Essays in the Interpretation of Roman Poetry (Cambridge, 2009). Huelva: Review Articles [Details]