Dr Maeve O'Brien

Ancient Classics

Lecturer
Lecturer / Assistant Professor

Arts Building
3
(01) 708 3807

Biography

Maeve O’Brien was born in Galway, Republic of Ireland. She was educated in Salerno Secondary School, Salthill, Galway and in NUI Galway and Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA. She took up a permanent teaching post at Maynooth in 1991.

Books

  Year Publication
2002 Apuleius’ Debt to Plato in the Metamorphoses.
Dr Maeve O'Brien (2002) Apuleius’ Debt to Plato in the Metamorphoses. : The Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2011 '‘larvale simulacrum: Platonic Socrates and the Persona of Socrates in Apuleius, Metamorphoses 1,1-19’'
Dr Maeve O'Brien (2011) '‘larvale simulacrum: Platonic Socrates and the Persona of Socrates in Apuleius, Metamorphoses 1,1-19’' In: Echoing Narratives: Studies of Intertextuality in Greek and Roman Prose Fiction: Ancient Narrative Supplementum 13. Barkhuis Publishing and Groningen University library. [Details]
2009 ''Apuleius, the Philosopher?'
Dr Maeve O'Brien (2009) ''Apuleius, the Philosopher?' In: Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society 2009. [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'To Baldly Go: A Last look at Lucius and his Counter-Humiliation Strategies'
Dr Maeve O'Brien and James, P. (2006) 'To Baldly Go: A Last look at Lucius and his Counter-Humiliation Strategies' In: Lectiones Scrupulosae: Essays on the Text and Interpretation of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses in honour of Maaike Zimmerman. Groningen. [Details]
2004 'Thelyphron the ‘weak-minded’ or what’s in a name?'
Dr Maeve O'Brien (2004) 'Thelyphron the ‘weak-minded’ or what’s in a name?' In: Metamorphic Reflections: Essays presented to Ben Hijmans on his 75th birthday. Peeters: Leuven. [Details]
2001 'Seneca's hint of political dissidence'
Dr. Maeve O'Brien (2001) 'Seneca's hint of political dissidence' In: Eklogai. Maynooth. [Details]
1998 'For every tatter in its mortal dress: Love, the Soul and her Sisters'
Dr Maeve O'Brien (1998) 'For every tatter in its mortal dress: Love, the Soul and her Sisters' In: Aspects of Apuleius' Golden Ass, Volume II: Cupid and Psyche. Groningen. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2006 'Happier Transports To Be: Catullus' Poem 4: Phaselus Ille'
O'Brien, M. (2006) 'Happier Transports To Be: Catullus' Poem 4: Phaselus Ille'. CLASSICS IRELAND, 13 :59-75 [IR Link] [Details]
1991 'Apuleius and the concept of a philosophical rhetoric'
Dr Maeve O'Brien (1991) 'Apuleius and the concept of a philosophical rhetoric'. 151 :39-50 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2004
Dr Maeve O'Brien and Dr Maureen Alden (Queen's University, Belfast) (2004) , 15-OCT-04 - 16-OCT-04. [Details]
2001 Philosophy Seminar.
(2001) Philosophy Seminar. Faculty of Philosophy, Maynooth , 10-JAN-01 - 10-JAN-01. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2008 Review of K Freudenburg (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire, Cambridge: University Press. 2005. Pp.xvi + 352.
Dr Maeve O'Brien (2008) Review of K Freudenburg (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire, Cambridge: University Press. 2005. Pp.xvi + 352. Book Review [Details]
2008 Review of J.H. Gaisser, Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Catullus, Oxford University Press 2007. Pp. 616.
Dr Maeve O'Brien (2008) Review of J.H. Gaisser, Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: Catullus, Oxford University Press 2007. Pp. 616. Book Review [Details]
2008 Review of R.R.Nauta (ed.) Desultoria Scientia. Genre in Apuleius Metamorphoses and Related Texts. (Caeculus 5.) Pp. X + 121. Leuven, Paris and Dudley, MA: Peeters 2006.
Dr Maeve O'Brien (2008) Review of R.R.Nauta (ed.) Desultoria Scientia. Genre in Apuleius Metamorphoses and Related Texts. (Caeculus 5.) Pp. X + 121. Leuven, Paris and Dudley, MA: Peeters 2006. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of M. Zimmerman, S.Panayotakis, V.C.Hunink, W.H.Keulen, S.J.Harrison, Th.D. McCreight, B.Wesseling, D. Van Mal-Maeder (eds.), Apuleius Madaurensis. Metamorphoses books iv 28-35, v and vi 1-24. The Tale of Cupid and Psyche. text, introduction and commentary. Groningen: Egbert Forsten 2004. Pp. 596.
Dr Maeve O'Brien (2006) Review of M. Zimmerman, S.Panayotakis, V.C.Hunink, W.H.Keulen, S.J.Harrison, Th.D. McCreight, B.Wesseling, D. Van Mal-Maeder (eds.), Apuleius Madaurensis. Metamorphoses books iv 28-35, v and vi 1-24. The Tale of Cupid and Psyche. text, introduction and commentary. Groningen: Egbert Forsten 2004. Pp. 596. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of J.M.Dillon, Salt and Olives: Morality and Custom in Ancient Greece, Edinburgh 2004. Pp. xvii + 217.
Dr Maeve O'Brien (2006) Review of J.M.Dillon, Salt and Olives: Morality and Custom in Ancient Greece, Edinburgh 2004. Pp. xvii + 217. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of G. Jensson, The Recollections of Encolpius: the Satyrica of Petronius as Milesian Fiction (AN Supplementum 2), Groningen: Barkhuis, 2004. Pp. xii + 327.
Dr Maeve O'Brien (2006) Review of G. Jensson, The Recollections of Encolpius: the Satyrica of Petronius as Milesian Fiction (AN Supplementum 2), Groningen: Barkhuis, 2004. Pp. xii + 327. Book Review [Details]