Tim O'Sullivan joined the Trinity faculty in 2003.
Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., Harvard University
B.A., Princeton University
“Aurati laquearia caeli: Roman Floor and Ceiling Decoration and the Philosophical Pose,” in Images for Classicists, edited by Kathleen M. Coleman, pp. 67-90. Loeb Classical Monographs. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Department of the Classics, 2015. Distributed by Harvard University Press.
“Augustan Literary Tours: Walking and Reading the City,” in The Moving City: Processions, Passages and Promenades in Ancient Rome, edited by Ida Östenberg, Simon Malmberg, and Jonas Bjørnebye, pp. 111-122. London: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2015.
Walking in Roman Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
"Death ante ora parentum in Virgil's Aeneid," Transactions of the American Philological Association 139 (2009) 447–486.
“Epic Journeys on an Urban Scale: Movement and Travel in Vergil’s Aeneid,” in The Epic Journey in Greek and Roman Literature, edited by Thomas Biggs and Jessica Blum. Cambridge Univ. Press 2019.
“Human and Animal Touch in Apuleius’ Golden Ass,” in Re-Wiring the Ancient Novel. Vol. 2: Roman Novels and Other Important Texts, edited by Edmund Cueva, Gareth Schmeling, et al. Barkhuis Publishing 2018.
“Human and Asinine Postures in Apuleius’ Golden Ass,” Classical Journal 112 (2016) 196-216.
O'Sullivan's research interests include Augustan and early imperial literature, Roman cultural studies, and the art and architecture of Roman domestic space. He has published articles on the poets Statius and Virgil; on Roman wall painting; and on the Roman practice of walking for leisure. His book Walking in Roman Culture was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.
O'Sullivan teaches courses in Roman history and culture, Latin literature, and Greek and Latin at all levels.
Community service & Involvement
O'Sullivan is the faculty mentor for Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics honor society. He is also the departmental representative for the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.
O'Sullivan has served on the Faculty Senate, on the Faculty Development Committee, and on the Academic Standing Committee. He formerly served as the director of Humanities 1600.
Along with Rabun Taylor (U.T. Classics), O'Sullivan maintains the Central Texas Classics Calendar, which aims to include all lectures and events related to the ancient Mediterranean in central Texas, broadly defined. Visit this Web site for more information.