Stratis Kyriakidis is Emeritus Professor of Latin Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds, UK. He is the author of Roman Sensitivity: A Contribution to the Study of the Artistic Receptiveness and Creativity of the Romans (146–31B.C.) (1986) [in Greek]; Narrative Structure and Poetics in the Aeneid: The Frame of Book 6 (1998); and Catalogues of Proper Names in Latin Epic Poetry: Lucretius – Virgil – Ovid, Pierides I (2007). He has co-edited (with Francesco De Martino) Middles in Latin Poetry (2004). His publications mainly focus on Latin literature of the late Republican and Augustan periods, on Manilius’ Astronomica and on the Latin centos.