Department of Classics



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Daryn Lehoux

Department of Classics
Queen’s University
K7L 3N6

Curriculum vitæ
email: lehoux [at]


  • Ancient sciences:  astronomy, astrology, life sciences
  • Epistemology
  • Observation
  • Astrometeorology

Selected Publications


  • Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science, co-editor with A. D. Morrison and A. Sharrock (Oxford, 2013)

    Reviews: “incisive ... magisterial ... constitutes a distinguished interdisciplinary contribution to contemporary Lucretian scholarship” (Choice, Mar. 2014); “a valuable collection, including several pieces ... that will stand as landmarks in their respective domains” (Journal of Roman Studies 104); “Quite simply, this is an excellent collection” (Phoenix 68)

  • What Did the Romans Know? (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2012)

    Reviews: “the most original and provocative contribution to the understanding of ancient science in many years. ... a brilliant and important contribution both to ancient science and the philosophy of science" (Annals of Science, 71.2); “This book is a jewel.” (Isis 104); "superbly clear and accessible ... [an] important, brilliant, and truly admirable book” (Science); “elegant ... a significant contribution to the philosophy of science" (Times Literary Supplement; Times Higher Education); "unprecedented and fascinating ... richly repays study" (British Journal for the History of Science);  "thought-provoking, a virtuoso book” (History Today); "epistemologically sophisticated .. an exciting opportunity for a new beginning" (Expositions Roundtable); "comprehensive and thoughtful ... fresh ... thought-provoking”  (Expositions68)

  • Encyclopedia of Ancient History, subject editor, ancient science; R. Bagnall et al., general eds. (Wiley, 2012)

Selected Papers

          Ancient Science

          Delphic Oracle