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Dr William Short



with Fontaine M, Barrios-Lech P, McManus SM, Philbrick R, Seidman J, Ferriss-Hill J, Van Shaik K, Dozier C, McNamara C, Quasi Labor Intus: Ambiguity in Latin Literature, 2018.

with Bettini M, Pironti G, Perfigli M, Prescendi F, Cherubini L, Lentano M, Raccanelli R, Beltrami L, Viglietti C, The World through Roman Eyes: Anthropological Studies of Ancient Culture, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018.

with Allan R, Drummen A, Fedriani C, Brucale L, Bonifazi A, Luraghi S, Sausa E, Papadopoulou M, Membrez G, Collins C et al, Towards a Cognitive Classical Linguistics: The Embodied of Constructions in Greek and Latin, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2018.

with Nuti A, Knighton E, Brucale E, Mocciaro E, Fedriani C, Buccheri A, Wharton D, Roby C, Devereaux J, Embodiment in Latin Semantics, Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016.

The Ears of Hermes: Communication, Images and Identity in the Classical World, Columbus, OH, Ohio State University Press, 2011.


Paene quicquid loquimur figura est: Metaphorical Themes in Roman Culture, in Beta S (eds) A Maurizio Bettini: Pagine stravaganti per un filologo stravagante, Milan: Mimesis, 2017, 371-375

with Duffy W, Metaphor as Ideology: The Greek Folk Model of the Epic Tradition, in Pagan Cánovas C, Antovi ć M (eds) Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016, 52-78

with Shearin W, Welchman A, Deleuze and the Enaction of Nonsense, in Cappuccio M, Froese T (eds) Enactive Cognition and the Edge of Sense-Making, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 238-265

Metafora, in Bettini M, Short WM (eds) Con i Romani: Un'antropologia della cultura antica, Bologna: Il Mulino, 2014, 329-352

Metaphor and the Teaching of Idioms in Latin, in Oniga R, Iovino R, Giusti G (eds) Formal Linguistics and the Teaching of Latin, Newcastle-on-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, 227-244

Clipeos an armillas? Ambiguity in the Riddling of Tarpeia, in Cingano E, Milano L (eds) Papers in Ancient Literatures: Greece, Rome and the Near East, Padua: Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, 2008, 511-528

Spatial Metaphors of Ambiguity in Roman Culture, in Fontaine M, McNamara C, Short WM (eds) Quasi Labor Intus: Ambiguity in Latin Literature,

Fundamentals for a Cognitive Semantics of Latin, in Lowers J, Opsomer J, Schwall H (eds) Psychology and the Classics, Berlin: De Gruyter

Metaphor, in Bettini M, Short WM (eds) The World through Roman Eyes: Anthropological Studies of the Ancient World, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

with Bettini M, Comparativism Then and Now, in Varto E (eds) The Classics and Early Anthropology: A Companion to Classical Reception, Leiden: Brill

Can Figures of Speech Persuade? An Argument from Zeugma, in Liao T, Vatri A (eds) The Language of Persuasion: Linguistic Approaches to its Theory and Practice in the Classical World, Leiden: Brill

Embodied, Embedded and Distributed Cognition in Roman Technical Practice, in Cairns D, Anderson M, Sprevak M (eds) A History of Distributed Cognition, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press


Eating Your Words: 'Oral' Metaphors of Perception in Roman Culture, vol. 2, 2009, 111-123

Thinking Places, Placing Thoughts: Spatial Metaphors of Mental Acitivyt in Roman Culture, vol. 1, 2008, 106-129


Spatial Metaphors of Time in Roman Culture, Classical World, vol. 109, no. 3, 2016, 381-412

'Transmission' Accomplished? Latin's Alimentary Metaphors of Communication, American Journal of Philology, vol. 134, no. 2, 2013, 247-275

Getting to the Truth: Metaphors of Mistakenness in Greek and Latin, Arion, vol. 21, no. 2, 2013, 111-140

Latin De: A View from Cognitive Semantics, Classical Antiquity, vol. 32, no. 2, 2013, 378-405

A Roman Folk Model of the Mind, Arethusa, vol. 45, no. 1, 2012, 109-147

Mercury in the Middle: The Many Meanings of (Medius) Sermo in Latin, Classical Journal, vol. 108, no. 2, 2012, 189-217