Associate Professor Parshia Lee-Stecum

After studying at the Universities of Tasmania and Cambridge, Parshia worked for three years at Trinity College, Dublin before joining the University of Melbourne in 1998. His main research and teaching interests include Roman poetry of the Augustan period (especially Roman elegy), Roman myth and ethnicity, and magic in the Roman world. Parshia is currently the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Arts and Program Director of the BA.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Cambridge, 1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (University of Tasmania, 1990)
Lee-Stecum, Parshia. "Tibullus in first place (with Lygdamus)," in Thorsen, S. (ed.,). 'The Cambridge Companion to Latin Elegy'. Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 68-82
Lee-Stecum, Parshia. "Mendacia maiorum: tales of deceit in pre-Republican Rome," in Turner, Andrew J., Chong-Gossard, James H. Kim On and Vervaet, Frederik (eds.,). 'Private and Public Lies: The Discourse of Despotism and Deceit in the Graeco-Roman World'. Brill Academic Publishers, 2010, pp. 249-269

Member of

  • Australasian Society for Classical Studies. Membership. 2000-2015


Book Chapters
Major Reference works
  • Parshia Lee-Stecum 2014, 'Horace, Epistles 1', in Literary Encyclopedia online ISSN 1747678X, The Literary Encyclopedia, ed 1.


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Creative Published Works
  • Parshia Lee-Stecum 2010, 'Horace', in The Literary Encylopedia, The Literary Encyclopedia.


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Journal Articles


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Awards and honours


Not available for supervision.

Supervision Statement

Parshia Lee-Stecum's research interests include Roman literature (especially poetry of the Augustan period), Roman mythology and ethnicity, Roman religion, and magic in the Roman world.