Wolfgang de Melo

University Lecturer in Classical Philology, Faculty of Classics

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Dr Wolfgang de Melo is a comparative philologist interested in the history of Latin from Indo-European to the Romance languages. To date, de Melo has mainly published on early Latin, in particular Plautus and Roman comedy.

De Melo is currently working on Varro's De lingua Latina, the earliest extant treatise on Latin of any length. Together with Scott Scullion he is also editing the Oxford Handbook of Greek and Latin Textual Criticism.