David Traill


Position Title
Active Emeritus

Sproul 424

Education and Degree(s):

  • Ph.D., Classics, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Classics, University of St. Andrews


Research Interest(s):

  • Latin poetry (Catullus, Horace, Vergil, Ovid)
  • Medieval Latin lyric
  • Life and Work of Heinrich Schliemann

Selected Publications:


Carmina Burana,  ed, and tr. by D. A Traill Cambridge, Mass. 2018.

Walter of Châtillon, The Shorter Poems: Christmas Hymns, Love Lyrics, and Satirical Verse. ed. D. A. Traill Oxford 2013.

Schliemann of Troy: Treasure and Deceit. London, 1995.

Excavating Schliemann. Atlanta, 1993.

Myth, Scandal, and History: The Heinrich Schliemann Controversy and a First Edition of the Mycenaean Diary. (co-edited with William M. Calder III) Detroit, 1986.

Walahfrid Strabo's Visio Wettini: text, translation and commentary. Bern and Frankfurt, 1974.

Selected Articles

"More Poems by Philip the Chancellor." Journal of Medieval Latin 16 (2006) 64-81.

"The Origin of the Ripoll Love Poems." In Actas do IV Congresso Internacional de Latim Medieval Hispanico, Lisboa, 12-15 de Outubro de 2005(Lisbon, 2006) 915-912."

A Cluster of Poems by Philip the Chancellor in Carmina Burana 21-36" Studi Medievali, ser. 3, 47 (2006) 267-285.

"Walter of Châtillon's In Domino confido (W.3): where and when was it first performed?" in Poesía Latina Medieval (Florence, 2005) 851-862.

"Philip the Chancellor and F10: Expanding the Canon." Filologia Mediolatina 10 (2003) 219-248.

"Boxers and Generals at Mount Eryx." American Journal of Philology 122 (2001) 405-413.

"Mal d'Amour, Joie d'Amour: A New Edition and Interpretation of CB 60/60a." Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 36 (2001) 95-112.

Complete List of Publications

Honors and Awards:

  • Schliemann Medal 2017